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Old 08-09-2017, 12:33 PM   #16
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Buy Ryzen lar. Asus got ITX AM4 motherboard this October. AMD got support socket AM4 till year 2020. So still got upgrade path if needed.

For gaming, 1x8gb 2400mhz is enough for the moment add more in the future.
But i don't know anything about AMD. I'm more familiar with Intel.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:37 PM   #17
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installing no diff, no special drivers, no special step. can choose like how you choose which intel to buy
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:38 PM   #18
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Hi all,

I need some recommendation on building a budget (~$1000) gaming desktop. The current build I've looked into is,

Motherboard: MSI B250I Gaming Pro AC ITX
CPU: I5 7500
Harddrive: Samsung 850 EVO (250GB)
RAM: Kingston Fury 2400 MHz (2x4GB)
GPU: EVGA GTX 1050Ti 4GB
PSU: EVGA B Bronze 450W
Casing: Coolermaster Elite 130 Mini-ITX

This the above sufficient or any advise do you guys have??
RAM just get basic ones can alr, like Kingston ValueRAM 2133. No diff.

Casing, get Fractal Design Core 500, arrange fan in one intake on top, one exhaust at rear good enuff alr. Elite 130 is a pretty bad case for airflow.
Throw in a Cryorig M9i and you have a direct airflow from top > M9i > Exhaust.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:51 PM   #19
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But i don't know anything about AMD. I'm more familiar with Intel.
Research a bit on it.
AMD on par with Intel liao.
Better worth in terms of value. But if can wait, wait for Intel 8th Gen on October and judge again. As of now, I would recommend AMD as it is a better buy as of now during the time I post this.

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Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v0809)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
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Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 09-09-2017, 11:35 AM   #20
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RAM just get basic ones can alr, like Kingston ValueRAM 2133. No diff.

Casing, get Fractal Design Core 500, arrange fan in one intake on top, one exhaust at rear good enuff alr. Elite 130 is a pretty bad case for airflow.
Throw in a Cryorig M9i and you have a direct airflow from top > M9i > Exhaust.
Zhun ah, ram 2133 MHz also can ah. That casing like nice leh. I saw one also, Thermaltake core V1.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #21
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Research a bit on it.
AMD on par with Intel liao.
Better worth in terms of value. But if can wait, wait for Intel 8th Gen on October and judge again. As of now, I would recommend AMD as it is a better buy as of now during the time I post this.
I wait for the 8th Gen intel to come out ba. My current laptop still can dong.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:55 PM   #22
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Zhun ah, ram 2133 MHz also can ah. That casing like nice leh. I saw one also, Thermaltake core V1.
Zhun, you can check youtube for test being done, not noticeable performance boost.

Core 500, I personally using, have the best air flow to me. Core V1 the rear fan are using 80mm eh, noisy and doesnt move much air besides the fact 80mm are hard to find alr.

My Core 500 I send to some handyman to cut away the vents on the top and side, fresh
unobstructed air intake!
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:49 PM   #23
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Zhun, you can check youtube for test being done, not noticeable performance boost.

Core 500, I personally using, have the best air flow to me. Core V1 the rear fan are using 80mm eh, noisy and doesnt move much air besides the fact 80mm are hard to find alr.

My Core 500 I send to some handyman to cut away the vents on the top and side, fresh
unobstructed air intake!
Nice. But my house a bit dusty leh. I worry the accumulation of dust on the case.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:20 PM   #24
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Nice. But my house a bit dusty leh. I worry the accumulation of dust on the case.
Then make sure your area is as clean as possible, dust cannot run away one, have PC sure have to deal with dusting your PC once in a while.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:06 PM   #25
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Built the core V1 a couple of times with 2x Arctic F8 80mm fans at the back, which seem to move the air quite a bit on the contrary, pulling the hot air away directly as it is just beside the CPU HSF and GPU.

Temps look great for my cases. So not sure what fan you used that you say the air don't move much.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v0809)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
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Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 12-09-2017, 01:38 PM   #26
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Then make sure your area is as clean as possible, dust cannot run away one, have PC sure have to deal with dusting your PC once in a while.
You use what to clean the PC ah. Vacuum cleaner? or feather duster?
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:40 PM   #27
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Built the core V1 a couple of times with 2x Arctic F8 80mm fans at the back, which seem to move the air quite a bit on the contrary, pulling the hot air away directly as it is just beside the CPU HSF and GPU.

Temps look great for my cases. So not sure what fan you used that you say the air don't move much.

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What case do you recommend for Mini ITX?
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:45 PM   #28
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Xigmatek aquilla altho it supports matx as well
Processor
i7 4790
Mainboard
Gigabyte H97-D3H
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX 970 ACX2.0 SC
Memory
2 x 4GB Gskill Ripjaws 1600
Display
Samsung S27D590PS
Storage
Intel 530 240GB, Intel 330 180GB, Crucial BX100 500GB, WD Black 2TB
Optical Storage
LG 22X
Casing
Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Arcrylic
PSU
EVGA G2 750W
Audio
ALC 1150
OS
Win 10

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Old 12-09-2017, 02:20 PM   #29
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Case exterior/ dust filter vacumn cleaner

Interior components ONLY canned compressed air / compressor

You use what to clean the PC ah. Vacuum cleaner? or feather duster?
Processor
i7 7700k 5.1Ghz (LC & Delid)
Mainboard
Z270i ASUS PRO GAMING
Graphics Card
GTX 1080ti MSI Gaming X 11GB (LC)
Memory
32GB Corsair Vengence 3200Mhz (2x16GB)
Display
ASUS MX27AQ BenQ XL2420T
Storage
Samsung 500GB 960 PRO M.2
Casing
FRACTAL DESIGN NANO S
PSU
COOLER MASTER V1000
OS
Windows 10 OEM

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Old 12-09-2017, 03:17 PM   #30
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Case exterior/ dust filter vacumn cleaner

Interior components ONLY canned compressed air / compressor


Any reason why internal components ONLY can be cleaned by using canned compressed air/compressor??

Also, where did you get your Fractal Design Nano S? I think i'm purchasing that first before purchasing the other stuffs.

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