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Hi, I just joined here. I built my current system probably 6-7 years ago now. It is time for an upgrade. I haven't done this in a while and obviously technology has changed a bit so I was wondering if someone could weigh in on my planned build.

I want to go Mini-ITX to scale down and save some space. I don't need an ATX tower anymore.

I use my pc for internet, email, basic photo editing and to run day trading software for stocks. Nothing is very intensive that I am doing but the day trading software will be running along with some other programs. I will be running 2 monitors for now, possibly a third later but I am not planning on that right now. I do not game on my pc or do video editing.

Case: DIYPC V3Plus-B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
MoBo: ASRock B85M-ITX LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I have never used an SSD before but I read good reviews of this Samsung. I thought 250GB would be a good size.

Hard Drive: Re-use a 1TB WD Green drive I have, this will be for extra storage. Storing files I don't access regularly.

Power Supply: Solid Gear Mini ITX 320-Watts Power Supply SDGR-FLEX320

No CD/DVD drive, no card reader.

I was thinking of a Core i3 but I thought maybe I should go for the i5.

Will the integrated CPU graphics allow me to run two monitors off of the MoBo? One on HDMI, one on DVI. It has the PCI express slot so I could add a video card if needed.

I am unsure about fans, I will have the CPU fan plus the power supply fan but I'm not sure if I really need another one.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks!
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Welcome to OCN

Only thing that worry me is that PSU i have never heard of it before can you give a link or something

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Thanks, I will check those out. I like the idea of a fully modular psu not to have a mess of cables.
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I dont know it which means i would not touch it with a bargepole

See if you can find anything from here
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Smallest PSU i know is the SilverStone SFX Gold
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-450-Watts-Modular-ST45SF-G/dp/B008VQ2Y4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378055311&sr=1-1&keywords=Silverstone+SFX

That's a little high in price IMO.. But honestly, I know you guys hate these builds, but for what OP is doing why not corsair builder series 430. More reputable. It's not like it's going to even hit half the load on the psu. And you can get it 15-19 after mir.
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That's a little high in price IMO.. But honestly, I know you guys hate these builds, but for what OP is doing why not corsair builder series 430. More reputable. It's not like it's going to even hit half the load on the psu. And you can get it 15-19 after mir.

The SilverStone is better

And you get what you pay for (unless its a EVGA NEX or a Corsair AX i)

The Cosair CX is not very good which is why its cheap

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