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schoondoggy

First pass on a small form factor gaming build for my kid. I still need to confirm that this will all fit in this case. I will likely move up the food chain on the CPU as the 10th generation rolls out. Trying to stay under $900. Thoughts?

EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER BLACK GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-1061-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Single Fan

https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-super-06g-p4-1061-kr/p/N82E16814487484

Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 2280 TLC R/W up to 3,400/3,000 MB/s SSD

https://www.newegg.com/silicon-power-p34a80-1tb/p/N82E16820301395

Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2K16G4D26BFSC

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164031?&quicklink=true

Intel Core i3-10100 Comet Lake Quad-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W BX8070110100 Desktop Processor

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i3-10100-core-i3-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118138

ASRock B460M-ITX/AC LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157948

Fractal Design Node 202 Black with Integra SFX 450w PSU Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-node-202-integra-sfx-450w-psu-mini-itx/p/N82E16811352059

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schoondoggy

Yikes! Maybe jumping on a 10th generation CPU is too soon. There are great 9th gen deals out there.

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Juggy

That looks like as decent build, have you considered AMD?

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Trig0r

Build looks ok, I'd be tempted to go for the 304 case over the 202 just to give you more room but still be ITX.

Given AMD and NVidia are meant to be dropping new GPU's later in this year you could get some decent deals on something used, depends where you are on warranty or waiting etc.

 

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Al_Borges
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the only issue I can see,  You have spec'd out a "slim mini itx case"    these have less (~1")  less height clearance than a regular mini itx case and some cpu/fan/motherboard combinations won't have enough clearance to fit

 

unless you are dead set on getting the smallest form factor,  I think a case like this would be more flexible and upgradable

https://www.newegg.com/midnight-black-cooler-master-elite-130-mini-itx-tower/p/N82E16811119286?Description=mini itx case&cm_re=mini_itx_case-_-11-119-286-_-Product

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Trig0r

I looked at that case a while back when I was rebuilding my main rig, decided as it was under a desk its size was irrelevant..

I do have a thing for the Fractal cases now though, well since Schoon pointed me at the 804 for my self build.

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schoondoggy
On 6/16/2020 at 5:55 AM, Juggy said:

That looks like as decent build, have you considered AMD?

I would prefer AMD, but AMD mini ITX board choices are limited.

On 6/16/2020 at 12:47 PM, Al_Borges said:

the only issue I can see,  You have spec'd out a "slim mini itx case"    these have less (~1")  less height clearance than a regular mini itx case and some cpu/fan/motherboard combinations won't have enough clearance to fit

 

unless you are dead set on getting the smallest form factor,  I think a case like this would be more flexible and upgradable

https://www.newegg.com/midnight-black-cooler-master-elite-130-mini-itx-tower/p/N82E16811119286?Description=mini itx case&cm_re=mini_itx_case-_-11-119-286-_-Product

True, the obsession with finding the smallest case, likely creates a  whole set of other issues. The Cooler Master 130 is a great case. I have also been looking for an opportunity to try one of these:

https://www.newegg.com/white-silverstone-sugo-series-mini-itx-tower/p/N82E16811163232

 

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schoondoggy
On 6/16/2020 at 8:01 AM, Trig0r said:

Build looks ok, I'd be tempted to go for the 304 case over the 202 just to give you more room but still be ITX.

Given AMD and NVidia are meant to be dropping new GPU's later in this year you could get some decent deals on something used, depends where you are on warranty or waiting etc.

 

Good point, I am not in a rush to build anything. I started down the Intel 10th Gen path to be latest tech, but there are great deals on 9th Gen CPU and motherboard combo's.

 

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Trig0r

There are some good deals on both sides as AMD are also bringing out new chipsets and CPU's, IF you go down the AMD AM4 route with at least a 550 chipset you'll have more room to upgrade as AMD dont tend to swap sockets as often as Intel do.

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callihan44

I built a semi small quiet rig with a fractal design nano s w/ mini itx board and intel 8400 back in 2018, if building today I personally would go AMD...though Im more of an intel fan, atleast amd making good processors again forces intel to get off their rear but you cant deny the value of amd and multitasking power

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