I want to build a mini-itx system but I think I'm a bit flexible. I will describe my current parts and ideas. Also, what the aim is and the plan.
My idea is to buy this system and then recoup some of the money by selling off my current hardware. This is what I currently have:
Antec 300, Asus P5Q vanilla mobo, 8gb DDR2 RAM, Audigy 2ZS, old nvidia card (not worth much), Corsair HX520W and some HDDs. I would like to re-use 1 or 2. I have a 1TB Seagate 7200rpm and 320GB HDD (WD).
Eventually, I'd like to get a SSD and am contemplating getting the Silverstone SFX 450W modular PSU. But, I thought I should get some opinions. The ATX power supplies can fit into some itx cases but it really limits an already restrictive number of options. So, what should I do? I figure I can get about $260-$270 from my parts. I'll sell separately, most likely.
Of the cases, the ones that caught my eye are:
Silverstone Elite 130, Corsair 250D, BitFenix Prodigy/Phenom, Fractal Design Node 304, Lian Li* (but, most likely, I'd need the SFX PSU if I choose a Lian Li case).
My ideas for a build:
Silverstone SFX 450W Mod.
i5-4570 (* might be getting it cheaper than new price)
Gigabyte H87 wifi mini-itx 1150 mobo
SSD 128GB (later)
8GB Crucial Balistix LP DDR3
1 or 2 HDDs (1TB for sure - 3.5")
Should I keep my current PSU? It helps keep the price down but limits what cases I can choose. It also makes it a tighter fit unless I go for a larger, more spacious case, such as the 250D. I liked the concept of the case being portable. Although, it might remain in one place most of the time but there may be times I want to lug it someplace. As for a video card, I probably would consider a 750 Ti later on. For now, the cost restraints would mean the graphics card would be the last item to get.