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iambRad

26 days ago

Hi all,

I'm wanting to transition my existing PC into a gaming PC for the lounge room. My current PC is a few years old so there's not much to salvage, but I did upgrade to a Galax 1080 GTX and wish to use that in the new build.

Current specs: i5 2500K Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC3-12800 4x4gb Cosair Force SSD 120gb

Of course my existing CPU is bottle necking me quite a bit, even with a small bios OC. so time for upgrade!

The main aim is powerful, compact and quiet. I'm looking for a small form factor case that will fit my GPU and AIO water cooling, decent amount of SSD storage (probably M.2 for current games I'm playing and a secondary storage). Possible something like the Fractal Design Define S Nano or Node mini ITX cases (again unsure if my gpu will fit these).

I found the dimensions of my GPU card if that helps: Dimensions(with Bracket): 296 x 144 x 43mm

Not hugely limited by budget just looking for good bang for buck.

Thanks everyone in advance.

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  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

$1000 excluding your GPU

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $132.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $223.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $85.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1070.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 01:18 EST-0500
  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

This is all you really need to make use of that GTX 1080:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair Force LE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB EX OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $63.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $665.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 05:53 EST-0500

I didn't include an AiO because it's not completely necessary for good performance, but if you want it I will add a list for it below.

Here's a list which leans toward overclocking using a 240mm AiO:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $234.37 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.93 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $249.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair Force LE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB EX OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $63.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $966.22
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 06:01 EST-0500
  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

With that case you really need a SFX power supply or the card almost sits on the PSU.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

It does, huh?

Could be swapped for a Corsair SF I guess:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $139.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 08:58 EST-0500
  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Whats the budget? After that what country. Also is atx case ok?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I meant mATX.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Didnt get awnser, but here the part list $770

  • Has 8 cores
  • is matx
  • overclockable
  • fast ram

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