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    Mini ITX Setup

    Hi Guys,

    Currently trying to put together a small form gaming pc.

    Current hardware I have at the moment is:

    EVGA Reference GTX 680
    Corsair HX850M PSU

    Now im in a bit of a pickle. I think I would like to wait a couple of days and buy the new I7 4770K and a z87 mini ITX board. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Also anyone know the best bang for buck memory suited to gaming?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    This things first, wait it's not out yet

    2nd, I'd still go for i5 over i7 esp if you're going mini-ITX because you're going to be spending more on the motherboard esp if you want to overclock.

    If you psu is this one http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supp...dular-psu.html then you're going to hit issues because it's longer then a normal ATX psu and that's going to hit issues with most ITX cases.

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    So what case did you have in mind? With mini-ITX they can vary from the very tiny to almost mATX size

    I got this RAM for my build http://www.cclonline.com/product/847...l-Kit/RAM0612/

    But then thats because I have this case http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-ISK-11.../dp/B006JKIXJU

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    @pob255 I currently have a tx850m, im guessing the m is for modular? (bright spark me ) and im hoping in 3 more days i can preorder the i7, might look at the i5 like you say.

    @kmac I would really like the BitFenix Prodigy, hopefully this will fit my psu. Thanks for the links man, i will take a look

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    The Bitfenix Prodigy is a large case as ITX cases go - even so, just looking around the net, most people say max size PSU that will fit is 160mm (that at a struggle due to the cables). You may want to reconsider PSU or Case. IMO getting a case that large for an ITX system kind of defeats the purpose of going ITX. You are paying a premium for a small form factor. If you are going for a Bitfenix Prodigy you could save yourself some money and just get a mATX mobo and a mATX case.

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    that psu should just fit in the BitFenix Prodigy

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5867/b...able-miniitx/7

    This reviewer thinks you cannot get a 160mm modular PSU into the Bitfenix

    Edit: Sorry Pob didn't see your post on this subject. I don't have this case so just going by what I've read on it

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5867/b...able-miniitx/7

    This reviewer thinks you cannot get a 160mm modular PSU into the Bitfenix

    Edit: Sorry Pob didn't see your post on this subject. I don't have this case so just going by what I've read on it
    Ahh good point, forgot modular, yes that psu is going to be a big issue.
    I really would consider getting a different psu or going mATX instead, it's not out yet but the coolermaster N200 is shaping up to be a great low cost matx case
    Otherwise I'd look at the Fractal design Arc mini or silverstone TJ08e

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    Hi guys done a bit of research and watched Bitfenix video on youtube and I can confirm that a 160mm will fit but it will be very tight. If not I will need to get 4 spacers on the back off the PSU bracket to give me that extra space. I collect the new case Wednesday so I will let you guys know for sure!

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    The Bitfenix Prodigy is a great looking case. It's the one I'd go for if I had a mini ITX board and wanted to pair it with a big card like the GTX680.

    Make sure you post some pics I'd like to see it installed

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    I agree with the folks who think the Prodigy is too big for an ITX case, but I still love it. No other ITX case lets me fit this monstrosity in it:




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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    that is a beast!

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    Re: Mini ITX Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by bonchai View Post
    that is a beast!
    See, big things can come in small packages
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