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Looking for Suggestions (Parts) for a new Mini-ITX build.

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Something to be my 'hub' so to say. I want to make use of Google Drive to synchronize this computer with my laptop, for seamless file sharing over the cloud network.

A couple of points I want out of the build: I want it to be TINY! I don't need liquid cooled, or a super-powered GPU. In fact, I'm looking for it to consume less than your typical gaming rig, while still packing a little bit of punch. Budget is around $600-750. So as small as you can make it, but still able to flop some G's, and on a budget. The lower the better, as long as it doesn't make any big compromises.

Note: I'm not looking for people to come up with a complete parts list, just for suggestions on individual parts mainly. Primary concerns are the case, CPU, and GPU.

PS: Please don't message me saying you have this or that part for sale! (Newschool)
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i would look at a sandy or ivy i3, a mini itx motherboard with integrated wifi, a small case like the Antec ISK series, and a nice SSD like the Samsung 840 pro series (these last a long time and are quite fast)
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i would look at a sandy or ivy i3, a mini itx motherboard with integrated wifi, a small case like the Antec ISK series, and a nice SSD like the Samsung 840 pro series (these last a long time and are quite fast)

This looks like an ideal route for my needs. A new i3, SSD, 650 Ti, 8 GB (4GBx2) DDR3, and a 300w PSU... I don't know how much this costs but I'll get them in a cart later. Thanks. thumb.gif

Regarding the PSU, I did a quick calculation with the eXtreme calculator... Keeping everything above what I expected, it came out to 225 minimum wattage. A 300w bronze 80+ PSU would be fine, correct?
Edited by Madman340 - 4/12/13 at 6:13pm
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This looks like an ideal route for my needs. A new i3, SSD, 650 Ti, 8 GB (4GBx2) DDR3, and a 300w PSU... I don't know how much this costs but I'll get them in a cart later. Thanks. thumb.gif

Regarding the PSU, I did a quick calculation with the eXtreme calculator... Keeping everything above what I expected, it came out to 225 minimum wattage. A 300w bronze 80+ PSU would be fine, correct?
yeah you would be fine. an i3 2100 maxes out at around 90W under full load, and i dont think that a 650ti would use much more, so yeah, 300W would be more than enough
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Intel
ASUS P8Z77-i deluxe / AsRock Z77E-ITX
i3-3220
ASUS GTX 650-E

AMD
A10-5800K
Asrock A85X-ITX

Same for both
RAM : 2x4GB
Case+PSU: Silverstone SG-05
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163207
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163208
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro/Crucial m4/Intel 520/etc

*Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced if you want to save money http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119261
Edited by AlphaC - 4/12/13 at 7:04pm
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I was planning on making something very similiar, my idea was a i3, it seems like a good choice for trans-coding media.

I don't think that there is a need for GPU if you're just going to use it as a storage device but I could be wrong.

The stated cases above are small and good as well.
This is a good small one, a little pricey though
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