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Rome 2 build - my first ever build need advise (mini ITX)

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Hi all, first post here.

As a consequence of my ridiculous excitement for Rome 2 Total War, I've decided to dedicate an entire PC to it!

I've chosen an ITX build for size and ease of transportation purposes.

My aim is to be able to run Rome 2 Total War at close to maximum settings comfortably (I'll settle for 'high' instead of 'ultra'!).

My budget isn't infinite, it's around the £800 mark, so I may have compromised on a few components, but here is my build:


  • Bitfenix Prodigy
  • ASUS P8Z77-I motherboard
  • MSI GTX 660 Ti Twin Frozr edition
  • Intel i5 3570K
  • Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU cooler
  • Corsair Vengeance Low Profile (1x8GB)
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
  • Corsair TX650 PSU



My main questions are:

Are all the components compatible?

What's the consensus on the Xigmatek Dark Knight? Is the Corsair H100i worth 2x the price?

Will the Corsair TX650 fit into the Bitfenix Prodigy? Is the CX600 a better option due to short length? (140mm as oppose to TX650's 160mm). However, I have seen multiple complaints about the CX600's fan noise, and also I thought it might be a good idea to go 650W in case I decide on upgrading my GPU in the future. I really don't know if my thoughts are correct, that's why I'm here!

Thank you all.
Edited by blinky88 - 6/13/13 at 11:44am
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Your components are compatible. But as for the cooler I think you are going the wrong direction. Classic heatsinks are okay and the dark knight is one of the better of them. but i would suggest looking into the H60 by Corsair. You don't need the H100i and since you are building small computer you are going to be really cramped in that little case.
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