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Agentcows
  • 2 months ago

Making a Mini-itx build for my uncle for his work. I don’t know if I could make any changes to save some money or maybe a different mobo? Want to stick with the Mini-itx form factor though because he likes the size of the Mac mini’s. Also want to have a mobo that has WiFi.

PCPartPicker Part List

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium Gold G5400 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.36 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP 33.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $12.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock B360M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $100.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $33.99 @ Amazon
Storage Team MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Custom picoPSU-160-XT 160W 12V DC-DC Power Converter Module $74.95 @ Amazon
Custom RGEEK Top Cover with Holes, Aluminum Mini ITX Computer Case PC Case HTPC, Good Heat Dissipation, no Need to Install a Fan $53.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $403.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-01 22:36 EST-0500
  • Doubled the SSD size
  • Found a smaller case
  • 2x4GB will be a better RAM configuration, as there will be plenty of bandwidth for the iGPU

Could also go with AMD (slightly slower in single core speed, but has a faster graphics chip)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor $54.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory *Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $73.98 @ Amazon
Custom picoPSU-160-XT 160W 12V DC-DC Power Converter Module $74.95 @ Amazon
Custom RGEEK Top Cover with Holes, Aluminum Mini ITX Computer Case PC Case HTPC, Good Heat Dissipation $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $418.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-01 22:41 EST-0500

Note: You’ll need a power brick (like this one) to power the PC.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ended up going with this. I figured I might as well go with the InWin Chopin Case as it comes with a 150W PSU. I probably could’ve gone with the 2200g, but the cost would’ve gone up to ~$380. With taxes my part list came out to ~$320, so it was a good cheap build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That’s still pretty good. Hope your uncle enjoys the new build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !!

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

but you added a whopping extra $130

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

So?

(400 is still acceptable, and in a way, I did make some improvements)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree it's worth the extra $130; I'm curious can a better CPU with better integrated GPU fit in this mix? I'm thinking it looks like a very mobile setup.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You could, but you’d have to buy some extra bits (RAM is optional, just doubled it for extra punch, cooler has to be added as the stock cooler is too tall for that small case)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $73.98 @ Amazon
Custom picoPSU-160-XT 160W 12V DC-DC Power Converter Module $74.95 @ Amazon
Custom RGEEK Top Cover with Holes, Aluminum Mini ITX Computer Case PC Case HTPC, Good Heat Dissipation $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $518.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-02 15:27 EST-0500

And if we go all-out on the list, you’d be looking at something along the lines of this

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $147.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $126.99 @ Newegg
Custom picoPSU-160-XT 160W 12V DC-DC Power Converter Module $74.95 @ Amazon
Custom RGEEK Top Cover with Holes, Aluminum Mini ITX Computer Case PC Case HTPC, Good Heat Dissipation $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $643.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-02 15:36 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that’d be awesome. Thanks for the help though! Will be buying the parts later this week.

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