Description

After 10 years without a desktop computer, the hardware bug bit again. The use is a mix gaming, photography and video editing. It's currently working as an HTPC but soon It will be my main desktop PC.

CPU: I bought the 9400F because it was a good deal, very close to i3 8100 in price that I originally wanted to buy. I sticked with Intel even with some interesting Ryzen chips because the combo CPU+MOBO was a bit cheaper and the gaming performance of 9400F was still superior (compared to R5 2600).

MoBo: Even tough the selected case (Jonsbo C2) supports some uATX motherboards, I preffered ITX so I can keep the disk bay. I wanted Wifi and Bluetooth so I don't have to add any extra module. Initially I bought an Asrock H310M-ITX AC for a very good price but seller run out of stock and I went with Gigabyte B360N Aorus Gaming Wifi.

RAM: I bought Kingston HyperX Predator 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 because it was reasonably priced with free shipping. At the moment there was not much difference from 2666Mhz in price.

GPU: Currently using a 750Ti borrowed from a friend to test the system. It's planned to be replaced by a GTX 1660Ti or RTX 2060 soon.

SSD: I found this Lexar NM500 256GB (NVME drive) for 40 USD at Aliexpress. The drive is fast and the boot up is very quick, although I might change it for a larger one or add a second SATA SSD.

CASE: I really like the look of Jonsbo C2 case, it is very clean and minimalist like I want this build to be. I'm aware it is not very good with cooling, so I'm not using high TDP parts. I plan to install a decent 140mm fan at the bottom and leave a gap in the top cover like I saw in some other builds, when I open it to change the GPU.

PSU: I wanted a small, cheap and reasonably good quality PSU and I found this one at a good price. I think 450W of reliable power should be enough for an ITX minimalist build. It is semi modular so I only need to plug the cables needed for the build.

Monitor: Since this is a mix of gaming/desing build I'm probably going for a 21:9 aspec ratio monitor. I'm thinking of getting an LG 29WK500 because of its price and decently accurate IPS panel with 75Hz refresh rate, or maybe a 2 screen set up with two LG 24MK430.

Keyboard: I wanted a Logitech K810, but I coudn't find it at a reasonable price, so I went for the much cheaper K380. It works well, but I would prefer it a little bigger and with square keys.

Mouse: Currently using an old Logitech Bluetooth mouse, but I'm planning on getting an m720 or a G603 if I decide to go for a more gaming-like mouse.

Speakers: I'm probably going to get a pair of Edifier R1580MB for the looks, price and decent audio that Edifier usually offers.

Edit 17/07/2019: Added newer pictures and a render of how the desk might look like when finished.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

I stared at that second photo for a good minute before realizing that something was off.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, the two desk pictures are renders, the desk is under construction, I'll update it with real pictures when it's done. The 3rd one is the hardware that already have. Probably next week the case will arrive and I'll post new pictures.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does this look like a game? (look at the speakers)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 3D render of the table he is working on.

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

What is it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I realized that it wasn't real lol

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If power is a concern with a GPU, I would suggest the ATI WX 4100 (4GB) or 5100 (8GB). They both pull 75 watts max and idle around 25-35 watts. They are great for all types of editing and rendering software. Only draw back is gaming.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but gaming is the main concern. Probably going for the 1660ti since the RTX2060 Super is going to be too expensive.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome.

If gaming is a concern, the 1660ti RTX2060 Super is the way to go.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not post the build under completed builds when it's actually complete? If you are looking for advice that's what the forums are for.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I didn't know where to post it. Hopefull I'll receive the case this week and I'll update the pictures with the finished case at least. Thanks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

i see clean mini itx build i like

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

you should probably put the other speaker at the bottom. y'know, the big one of to the right?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated with newer pictures, hope you like it =)