Description

Intro

This was my first Mini-ITX build and my 4th build overall.

The goal of this build can be summarized as "compact and powerful". My end goal was to be able to accomplish a silent, small streaming rig capable of streaming at 1080p/4K and record/edit videos simultaneously. You can also run ANY game out there on this PC, but I already have a separate computer just for gaming.

Cooling

The CPU idles in the 22-32C range, loads at around 50C when streaming, and around 60C in the more intense Cinebench R15 tests. The GPUs idle around 28-35C and rarely go above 50C.

Hardware

The Asus Z170I PRO is a phenomenal motherboard, and is the centerpiece of this build. It was a prerequisite for making my computer "small". This board provides wired, wireless and bluetooth connectivity and has an excellent BIOS GUI.

The GTX 1080 and the Corsair Vengeance LPX RAMs were salvaged from an older computer. RAM stock frequencies are doing just fine for now.

The Corsair SF600W is probably the best PSU for this build. Can provide up to 600W and it's fairly small compared with other PSUs. Not so cheap though. If you decide to install this PSU, make sure you buy an ATX to SFX PSU adapter to install this SFX PSU in your Mini-ITX case.

The Cooler Master Seidon 120M does the job. No issues installing or fitting the radiator and fans on the front. My only complaint is that the fan cable is really short. I had to buy an extra 4-pin (PWM) fan extension cable.

The Cooler Master Elite 130 case (or bigger) is a MOST in order to install the GTX 1080. This particular case works great for my build, and I like the case design for better airflow in my PC.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that cooler. I’ve got the original 240 still running in my wife’s computer, been a solid perfomer for many years without a single failure and has kept several CPUs quit cool.

+1 nice. Ud!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, on most parts it copies the configuration of my White Elephant build. The only suggestion I'd give is: get sleeved custom cables for the SF600; at least in my experience, the stock ones are stiff as hell.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I love mitx builds. Have you been able to record thermals when you over lock the cpu? Also do you think you could’ve gotten away with the sf450 instead of the 600?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This build probably needs around 400W. Ideally, SF450 should work, but that means around 90% load and a lot of noise. Should be around 65% load if you use SF600 instead, so hopefully quieter and with some more room if you want to OC later on.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How much does this contact PC weigh? Just curious to know.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

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