Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Tax return mini-sized build!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tax return mini-sized build!!!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I've been pondering what to do with the money I'm due back from Uncle Sam and I've decided to spend it in the fashion that is proper for a software developer: new computational shiniez! I've been fascinated by the mini-ITX builds, especially with the brawny mini-ITX cards that have been coming out recently. That said, I want to bounce a few ideas off you guys while I wait for the check to come in. So far, this is my build plan:

Cooler Master Elite 130 OR Corsair Obsidian 250D
Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI
Xeon E3-1240V3
GTX-780
2 x 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (These will migrate over from my current build)
120GB Samsung 840 Evo (Again, migrator)
1TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 Laptop HDD
Corsair TX650M
Corsair H50 Quiet Series

That's the build so far, now for some clarification: I'm not a huge overclocker. I much prefer cool temps and stability over blazing speeds. To that end, I'm going with the Xeon (A non-OC, non-GPU 4770k) and the H87 chipset. The H50 is so I can keep my CPU nice and chilly even with the confined spaces. Sadly, I'm stuck with using WiFi for my internet, so having the built in WiFi is a must as well.

Now, the parts I'm not 100% on are which case and what brand of 780 to go with. I had a PNY GeForce awhile ago (I have an HIS Radeon right now) that was excellent, but I've also heard a lot of support for EVGA cards. Anyway, this is still a month or so from being built, so I have plenty of time to hammer out the details. Small-space gurus, lend me your input!
Little Black Box
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k ASRock Z87-I EVGA GTX 1070 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5M 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD Sandisk Ultra II LG External DVD+/-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68 Corsair SF450 Evga Hadron Air SteelSeries Rival 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Glorious Extended Mouse Mat Creative X-Fi HD AKG K550 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Black Box
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k ASRock Z87-I EVGA GTX 1070 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5M 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD Sandisk Ultra II LG External DVD+/-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68 Corsair SF450 Evga Hadron Air SteelSeries Rival 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Glorious Extended Mouse Mat Creative X-Fi HD AKG K550 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Not bad at all
First,if you wont be using a disk drive check out the fractal node 304. Aluminum fascia and smaller,whats not to love smile.gif
You'll definitely want a more compact psu like the Strider Gold ST65FG or XFX Pro Modular. Might also want. to get the PP05E flexible short cable set if you go with the silverstone psu,come in handy.
Get a 780 with stock nvidia cooler,works better than dual fan.
post #3 of 6
Is the 4670 (non-k) out? Non-k would be a non-overclockable chip that should run safely with the stock cooler, and even cooler if you did the H50 you mentioned. It's cheaper and might pair up better with the 780.

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-4670-Quad-Core-Processor-BX80646I54670/dp/B00CO8TBR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396444367&sr=8-1&keywords=4670
Resurgent
(14 items)
 
Build4Brother
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k Asus Gryphon Z97 EVGA 780 ti Classified Kingpin EVGA 780 ti Classified 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
16 GB G.Skill Trident 2400 Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Custom loop. 1CPU+2GPU EK blocks. 2x240rads, ... Windows 8.1 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD Keyboard EVGA Supernova 1300W Parvum S2.0 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Resurgent
(14 items)
 
Build4Brother
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k Asus Gryphon Z97 EVGA 780 ti Classified Kingpin EVGA 780 ti Classified 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
16 GB G.Skill Trident 2400 Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Custom loop. 1CPU+2GPU EK blocks. 2x240rads, ... Windows 8.1 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD Keyboard EVGA Supernova 1300W Parvum S2.0 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allanitomwesh View Post

Not bad at all
First,if you wont be using a disk drive check out the fractal node 304. Aluminum fascia and smaller,whats not to love smile.gif
You'll definitely want a more compact psu like the Strider Gold ST65FG or XFX Pro Modular. Might also want. to get the PP05E flexible short cable set if you go with the silverstone psu,come in handy.
Get a 780 with stock nvidia cooler,works better than dual fan.

I like the looks of the Node... I especially like how the PSU and GPU draw and expel air from outside the case, so the inside is just the mobo and CPU. I'm just a little leery of PSU and GPU clearance. The PSU I'm looking at is a hair over 160mm long and things already looked tight with a 160mm on the dot supply in there.

How are the nVidia stock coolers noise wise? I'd assume having the one fan do the lifting means it'd be nosier than, say, the DCUII or Windforce two/three fan setup. I may be wrong though, I've spent my gaming career so far in the mid-level bracket, so I'm not in the know with the high-level stuff.
Little Black Box
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k ASRock Z87-I EVGA GTX 1070 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5M 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD Sandisk Ultra II LG External DVD+/-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68 Corsair SF450 Evga Hadron Air SteelSeries Rival 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Glorious Extended Mouse Mat Creative X-Fi HD AKG K550 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Black Box
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k ASRock Z87-I EVGA GTX 1070 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5M 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD Sandisk Ultra II LG External DVD+/-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68 Corsair SF450 Evga Hadron Air SteelSeries Rival 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Glorious Extended Mouse Mat Creative X-Fi HD AKG K550 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
I would go with the Node or the Hadron Air. I love both these cases. The GTX 780 reference cooler is quiet and expels air outside of the case which is what you want in a SFF case. The DCUII and windforce coolers keep the 780 running a little cooler but dumps the heat back into the case.
post #6 of 6
The stock nvidia cooler on the high end is quiet,nothing to worry about. It expells heat out the back of the card instead of into the case like 2/3 fan coolers which is desirable. So while a windforce gpu would be likely quieter,everything else in the case would be hotter as a result.
If the PSU concerns you alot you could go with a 140mm non modular one and mod the cables to be shorter. FSP Aurum Gold AU are 140mm.
Edited by Allanitomwesh - 4/3/14 at 11:58pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Small Form Factor Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Tax return mini-sized build!!!