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    BitFenix M-ITX Build

    Hi guys, just wanted to get your opinions on a mini-itx build I'm probably going to make in the next month. The aim is to be quiet and compact, yet able to easily blitz games at 1080p.


    intel i5 4670k
    noctua NH-U12S
    maximus VI Impact
    Kingston hyperX Beast 2400Mhz 8GBx2 (only a few quid more than the 2100Mhz so figures why not)
    samsung evo 250GB
    650W bequiet! Power Zone Full Modular PSU
    Bit Fenix Phenom
    3x Bequiet 140mm silent wings2
    Carrying over 1TB/500GB 3.5 HDDs
    Carrying over the GPU MSI GTX 560Ti. It's old, needs upgrading but waiting to see if mantle pulls its weight.

    Any thoughts on this build?

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    Re: BitFenix M-ITX Build

    lovely. Nice. Sweet. If you have the budget I'd up the GPU but otherwise very nice!

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    Re: BitFenix M-ITX Build

    I'd go for a 4570 and a cheaper motherboard and get some 1866 ram (corsair offer vengeance arctic white which is 1600 @ 1.35V so you can overclock it). That way you'll have less heat and more to spend on a solid graphics card.
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    Re: BitFenix M-ITX Build

    As ever, I would always budget for an SSD in a new build, these days a 120Gb M500 is about £60. I'd go with 8Gb of cheaper RAM rather than 16Gb, unless you really need it for video encoding or editing, for example. The PSU might be a bit too much too, depending on which graphics card you plan to upgrade too. Are you planning to overclock? I've never tried it with a small form factor PC, but I'm guessing noise & / or heat might be a problem. You could save a bit by going for a non K processor, & a cheaper mobo...

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    Just spotted the Samsung SSD on your list!

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