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Build Advice HTPC ITX gaming build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Iron_man, 18 Feb 2019.

  1. Iron_man

    Iron_man New Member

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    hi all

    Been a long time since I built a gaming pc but ready to go again.

    I am looking to build a PC to use with my TV. Currently my TV is a 1080p set but looking to upgrade to a 4K set within the next 12 months so I am keen to have a system that can run 4K but not looking to do that at max settings

    So far, my build is as follows -

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    16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, PC4-25600 (3200), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 16-18-18-36, XMP 2.0, 1.35V [​IMG] £99.30 £119.16 [​IMG]
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    3TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" HDD, SATA III - 6GB/s, 15mm Form Factor, 5400rpm, 128MB Cache, OEM [​IMG] £99.57 £119.48 [​IMG]
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    Intel Core i5 9600K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 6 Core, 6 Thread, 3.7GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo, 9MB, 1150MHz GPU, 95W, Box [​IMG] £216.66 £259.99 [​IMG]
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    Gigabyte Z390 I AORUS PRO WiFi, Intel Z390, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, Intel GbE/WiFi, USB 3.1 Gen2 A+C, Mini-ITX [​IMG] £136.66 £163.99 [​IMG]
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    Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B Low Profile CPU Cooler Sockets 2011/1366/1150/1151/1155/1156/775/ FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 [​IMG] £37.49

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    Silverstone Raven Z Computer Chassis, mDTX/mITX, 2x USB 3.0, w/o PSU, Black [​IMG] £62.07 £74.48 [​IMG]
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    I already have a SSD and windows 10. As mentioned I am looking to run 1080 games at near enough max settings and the ability to run 4k I was looking at the RTX2070 which will be top end of my budget. I also want to run emulation front end launchbox and Kodi. The case I have chosen I am more or less set on. I did consider the Node 202 but I have used to own the original version of the RVZ01 and that’s perfect for my needs.


    Any improvements or adjustments I can make? Happy to consider cheaper parts if it offers better value. My ssd will have windows installed and the spinner with games and media. The case does not support 3.5” drives and I think a 3TB is a good starting point.

    I am not against the idea of overclocking but it’s not vital. I don’t really know how an Overclock would be in a case like this with a air cooler


    Any advice would be greatly received

    Thanks
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Any chance you can format the post so it's a little easier to read? The build itself looks pretty good based on what I can work out. I'm a fan of all of the brands you've used
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Looks all fine, no mention of a psu though.
    The case has a 140mm limit for that, I'd recommend going with a Corsair SF600 (remember the modular connectors and cables add extra length).

    As for the GPU, nothing wrong with a 2070 (apart from being a bit pricey...).
     
  4. Iron_man

    Iron_man New Member

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    Thanks for the response guys and sorry about the format as done it from my phone. I was looking at going for the Corsair 600w SFX. Whilst this case revision can accommodate a full ATX, it will make cable mananegment a bit more of a nightmare. Plus I’m confident 600w will be more than enough for that build with plenty of headroom.

    The RTX 2070 is definitely pricey but I’m open to looking at lower cost alternatives. Has to be nvidia though as I have a Nvidia Shield and I want to be able to use gamestream.
     
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    At 1080p you could easily get away with the RTX 2060 and save ~£130, but since you plan on going for 4K soonish that seems a bit pointless as the 2060 doesn't really cut the mustard at 4K.
     

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