It's been a while since I last build a pc, and since my current PC is way to big to take to my student appartment I want to build something smaller,
preferably compact enough to fit in a backbag, so it's easy to move. So far I found only one case that fits my needs, namely the Fractal Design Node 202.
I build the pc around it as follows;
- i5 6500
- Asus B150I pro gaming (cheapest mini ITX board I found with wifi)
- Corsair SF450 450w SFX PSU (seems to be the quietest in this formfactor)
- Kingston HyperX 8gbb DDR4-2400 (1 module)
- Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B
- Samsung 850 evo 500gb SSD
All these parts should fit in the case, and without making to much noise. For the gpu I will use my gtx760, until the gtx1070 sells without the founders edition fee.
I have read complaints about the gpu geting too hot, and there is room for 2 120mm fans above the fans of the gpu. Would it be more efficient to buy a 3th party gpu heatsink,
two slots high in combination with the 2 120mm fans? That way I buy the cheapest 1070, and still totaling less then what custom boards would cost. Maybe just adding the 120mm fans to a proprietary solution
yields even better results, I dont know. The Pc will be used with a 1080p monitor, I might switch to 1444p later, but my main concern is the noise and heat such a tightly packed powerhouse would generate.
What dou guys think? This is an exciting project, please tell me if I overlooked something
Edited by Wolfrider, 16 June 2016 - 04:16 PM.