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ITX Help With Upgrading 3930K Build [For Battlefield 1]

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Hi,

In 2012 I built the most amazing PC system in the entire worlds! (which got swiftly outdated) the problem is, after I set it up, I gamed on it for a few hours a week and then it went unused due to a change in work schedule. The system has gone unused for years now which has been the same amount of time I have been away from the PC/gaming scene so I have not kept track of any new updates in hardware since then. The last time this PC was taken out to be used was when GTA V was finally released on PC and that is when I realised how outdated the GPU had become as it really struggled to keep up in medium-high settings. I later found out you need 6GB of vRam to max out the game.

Well, I've decided to take the relic out of the closet and upgrade it for the release of Battlefield 1 and other epic titles that are short on the way. BUT I do have a budget (unlike when I built it biggrin.gif) and I have a few ideas to minimize its humongous footprint it left beside the TV I had it hooked up to.

specs:

CPU: 3930K (never been overclocked, I know, blasphemy!)
MoB: Asus P9X79 (basic one not deluxe or pro)
RAM: 8GB (4x4) Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz
GPU: Asus 3GB GTX780 Superclocked.
CSE: Fractal Define R4 (mammoth) Case
PSU: FRACTAL 1000W Bronze PSU
HTS: H00i CPU Cooler
HDD: 3TB SEAGATE + 256GB Crucial SSD.


OK guys this is where I need your help, firstly to get this out of the way the new build HAS to be ITX. The case has to also be slim/flat placed like this: http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-202-integra-sfx-450w-psu

The GPU will be upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti upon release so the case in question will have to accommodate this.

I Need help with the following:


1) Which case should I upgrade to, that is slim, but designed with gaming in mind? (I originally picked the Fractal R4 as it was the quietest operating case on the market.)

2) Would the new case accommodate the H100i cooler? (If not I can easily downgrade to the H80i, or any suggested cooler that best suits the new build.)

3) The case would have to accommodate the above, and a GTX 1080 Ti upon its release.

2) Which ITX board is best fitted for the 2011 socket CPU for gaming purposes? (Its an pre gen socket now so I need the best advice here.)

3) Which RAM should I upgrade to that best fits the board? (The RAM I have now had problems with the X79 board and kept clocking back to 1333mhz.)


I await all your responses with anticipation, thanks guys!
post #2 of 6
All you should have to update is the video card. I don't know about sticking an i7-3930K into such a small enclosure, though. And if you're going to a quiet build, AIO coolers are not the way to go.

The Fractal Design Node 605 accepts ATX motherboards. Silverstone makes several HTPC cases that accept ATX motherboards as well, like the GD09B.
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

All you should have to update is the video card. I don't know about sticking an i7-3930K into such a small enclosure, though. And if you're going to a quiet build, AIO coolers are not the way to go.

The Fractal Design Node 605 accepts ATX motherboards. Silverstone makes several HTPC cases that accept ATX motherboards as well, like the GD09B.

WOW, those cases are HUGE lol.

The only reason I pointed out the 202 is due to the fact that it would fit perfectly under the TV stand just where the satbox used to be. The ones above won't fit which would kinda render the whole franken-build usless.
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4. There is none, so unless you can find a shuttle X79, you can't do mITX. I personally liked my Rampage IV GENE
1. I would recommend the Evolv mATX
2. Yes
3. Yes
5. Pretty much any quad-channel kit
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RPI Compy
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Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
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Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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post #5 of 6
Don't upgrade from a 3930K, it's immensely powerful and has many years in it yet.

I went from a 3930K X79 to a 5960X X99, and it does absolutely nothing for you in a gaming scenario. Save yourself the money mate, and just buy a more modern GPU like GTX 1070 or GTX 1080
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
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Originally Posted by Bobby1 View Post

WOW, those cases are HUGE lol.

The only reason I pointed out the 202 is due to the fact that it would fit perfectly under the TV stand just where the satbox used to be. The ones above won't fit which would kinda render the whole franken-build usless.
The cases I linked were less than seven inches in height. I was making suggestions that would allow you to keep your current motherboard instead of getting a mATX X79 board. You'll probably have a difficult time finding the motherboard you want anyway. If you want a powerful HTPC build, you might want to part out your current build and bundle that with what money you currently have for a new build. And if you're gaming at 1080p or 1440p, I don't think you'll need a GTX 1080 Ti.
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