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Hello OCN, this is going to be my first SFF build, and I am stoked! I recently got tired of my E-ATX board so I decided to do a major downside, thus Project Ĺittle ₱ower Ԋouse was born. I am going for small, fast, and quiet, the three things any PC should be, but when it comes to ITX, it is some times a challenge to get these things, especially if you are air cooling the system like I am.

Hardware in this little beast is going to be pretty straight forward, here is what I have already:
  • i5 3570K
  • ASRock Z77 ITX
  • 8GB Samsung DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • Rosewill Hive 550watt

Now, I need some help deciding on some other parts. I know I need and SSD, but thats going to come later. Here is what I need help deciding on:
  • Case - I think I am going to go with the Prodigy because I would like to water cool this little beast and it seems to be the only case that can do this without cramming it into a super small space.
  • Fans
  • Video card

I am going to use this system for gaming mainly, I am on a tight budget, so a 680/670 is out of the picture. As for a case, I want something small and quiet that I can use my current PSU in. Pictures will be up Friday when I get my board, CPU, and Ram.
Edited by TB13 - 8/24/12 at 8:48pm
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
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a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
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Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
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Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
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Corsair AX650 
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Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #2 of 8
Bitfenix prodigy
AP-15s
Depending on budget
$250 - 7850 $300 GTX 660 Ti $400 GTX 670 $500 GTX 680
Current Rig
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2nd Rig
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 960t ASUS M5A97 GTX 760 Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Kingston SSD Asus Drive Hyper 212 + 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit  Acer 21.5 in. 1600x900 AOC 22in 1080p Seasonic 650W 
CaseAudio
Cooler Master Haf 912 Asus Xonar DG 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3 2120 MSI Z77MA-G45 HD 6870 Kingston HyperX 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung 1tb Windows 7 Ultimate  32In 1080p TV Rosewill Green 530W 
CaseMouse
Antec One Logitech 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
ASRock E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 Crucial 2Gb Seagate 320GB laptop drive 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8 250 Watt APEX MI-008 
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2nd Rig
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HTPC
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 960t ASUS M5A97 GTX 760 Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Kingston SSD Asus Drive Hyper 212 + 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit  Acer 21.5 in. 1600x900 AOC 22in 1080p Seasonic 650W 
CaseAudio
Cooler Master Haf 912 Asus Xonar DG 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3 2120 MSI Z77MA-G45 HD 6870 Kingston HyperX 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung 1tb Windows 7 Ultimate  32In 1080p TV Rosewill Green 530W 
CaseMouse
Antec One Logitech 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
ASRock E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 Crucial 2Gb Seagate 320GB laptop drive 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8 250 Watt APEX MI-008 
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deviin934 View Post

Bitfenix prodigy
AP-15s
Depending on budget
$250 - 7850 $300 GTX 660 Ti $400 GTX 670 $500 GTX 680

I do like the Prodigy, but it seems like everyone is doing builds with them, I kinda want something different tongue.gif As for fans, I have heard good things about the AP-15s. I can't afford a 680/670 with my weekend job and paying for gas to get me to school and home each week. rolleyes.gif

Keep those suggestions coming guys!
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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post #4 of 8
Lian Li Q-series?
CM 120?
post #5 of 8
AMD 7800 series just took a price cut.

NewAMDPrices.jpg
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3450S Asus P8H77-I AMD HD7790 G.Skill Sniper  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Scorpio Black OCZ Vertex II Samsung HD204UI Samsung HD204UI 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung HD204UI LG L246WP Razer Blackwidow Ultimate PicoPSU-160-XT 
CaseMouseAudio
My desk Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Fiio E10 USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3615QM GT 650m Samsung Crucial M4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 17.3" 1920x1080 Delta SADP-90FH D 90W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3450S Asus P8H77-I AMD HD7790 G.Skill Sniper  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Scorpio Black OCZ Vertex II Samsung HD204UI Samsung HD204UI 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung HD204UI LG L246WP Razer Blackwidow Ultimate PicoPSU-160-XT 
CaseMouseAudio
My desk Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Fiio E10 USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3615QM GT 650m Samsung Crucial M4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 17.3" 1920x1080 Delta SADP-90FH D 90W 
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Woot, Friday update! Sorry about the picture quality, my house is a really dark. I will get some better ones tomorrow after work.

So here is what I can home to


Holy crap, this board is tiny!


Sexy 3570K...


Ready to go.


Hooked it up on my desk and re-installed windows


And put it in my crap HP backup case with a 260 I borrowed from a friend, M-ITX looks so small even in a M-ATX case


More updates to come!
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Still Kickin'
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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Still Kickin'
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stealthybox View Post

Lian Li Q-series?
CM 120?

I'm not sure if I like the shape of those cases, too square if that makes any sense tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

AMD 7800 series just took a price cut.
NewAMDPrices.jpg

I read about that in the news, Looks like a 7950 or 7870 might be the way to go.
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX650 TBD Razer Mamba TE 
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Z270
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X58
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Still Kickin'
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I think I found my case guys, Check it out, my case mod worklog
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i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX650 TBD Razer Mamba TE 
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Still Kickin'
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7600K 4.6GHz @ 1.3v De-Lidded Asus Z270I EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Patriot Viper 3000mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOS
a bunch of random SSD's Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5670 @4.4GHz ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 980Ti @1455/3766 12GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850/OCZ Trion 150 Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional  Asus PB258Q 
Power
Corsair AX650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5470 (LGA 771)  ASUS PQ5 PRO TURBO EVGA GTX 980Ti Random DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 250GB LEPA Exllusion 240 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB258Q 
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