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Old 07-09-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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[Mini ITX] First time building help!

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??
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:54 PM   #2
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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??
I would advise against buying any intel cpu for the time being as coffeelake is coming out soon with a increased core count across the board. Therefore, i would recommend you get a ryzen 1600 at the very least as a coffeelake i3 is rumored to be 4 cores already. If possible, i would also recommend you up your gpu to at least a 1060 3gb for better value as the performance jump from a 1050ti to a 1060 3gb is quite substantial while the price difference for both models is only around 50sgd, quite worth it for the performance jump IMO.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:51 PM   #3
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already got photo of asrock and msi z370 mobos liao. wait for prices first
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
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get 1x 8gb ram.... coz normally mitx mobo has only 2 slot for ram.. so you have more space to upgrade for later.
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Asus STRIX H270F GAMING ATX LGA1151
Graphics Card
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming
Memory
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD
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Corsair 450D ATX
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:55 PM   #5
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@FlipGor Thanks for your recommendation. I think i will just wait for Coffee Lake to come out then decide.
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:56 PM   #6
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@riotpatriot Ok! shall wait for the new motherboard's prices to come out then decide!
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:57 PM   #7
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get 1x 8gb ram.... coz normally mitx mobo has only 2 slot for ram.. so you have more space to upgrade for later.
I thought occupy both ram slot is better than using one?
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:26 PM   #8
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I would advise against buying any intel cpu for the time being as coffeelake is coming out soon with a increased core count across the board. Therefore, i would recommend you get a ryzen 1600 at the very least as a coffeelake i3 is rumored to be 4 cores already. If possible, i would also recommend you up your gpu to at least a 1060 3gb for better value as the performance jump from a 1050ti to a 1060 3gb is quite substantial while the price difference for both models is only around 50sgd, quite worth it for the performance jump IMO.
Coffee lake itx motherboards will only arrive sometime in December earliest.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:08 PM   #9
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Coffee lake itx motherboards will only arrive sometime in December earliest.
waa... like that I've to wait till December to build one.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:58 PM   #10
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up to you: you buy intel now when december come you lose two cores for about same price.
gaming no big difference, but you do multi-thread program or run many program at once then difference will start to come out

I thought occupy both ram slot is better than using one?
this one... you buy 1x16GB you next time can buy another 1x16GB. you buy 2x8GB next time you want more like 2x16GB you stuck with your old 2x8GB.
only advise here is buy largest from what your budget can tahan

also you use 1 slot only single channel. two slot dual channel. performance diff hard to give correct answer...
http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/13...channel/Page-3

last time got the matching pair thing (as in must buy pair to get max performance), now dunno DDR4 if still important or not
https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewto...?f=8&t=1321493

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Old 07-09-2017, 10:49 PM   #11
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up to you: you buy intel now when december come you lose two cores for about same price.
gaming no big difference, but you do multi-thread program or run many program at once then difference will start to come out



this one... you buy 1x16GB you next time can buy another 1x16GB. you buy 2x8GB next time you want more like 2x16GB you stuck with your old 2x8GB.
only advise here is buy largest from what your budget can tahan

also you use 1 slot only single channel. two slot dual channel. performance diff hard to give correct answer...

last time got the matching pair thing (as in must buy pair to get max performance), now dunno DDR4 if still important or not
@riotpatriot Ok. Will take some time off to read those link that you've shared. Thank you! I will see if my budget fits well in one RAM or a pair of RAM.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:24 AM   #12
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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.

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Processor
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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
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:29 AM   #13
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"Asus got ITX AM4 motherboard this October."

Where is your source on this?? Ive been waiting for an ITX motherboard for the AM4 from Asus before I upgrade to Ryzen.
Processor
Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Mainboard
MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Memory
G.Skill Trident RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Display
Dell Ultrasharp U2717D 27" 2560 x 1440p monitor
Storage
2 x Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD // Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD
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NZXT Manta
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #14
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"Asus got ITX AM4 motherboard this October."

Where is your source on this?? Ive been waiting for an ITX motherboard for the AM4 from Asus before I upgrade to Ryzen.
MacClipper korkor give de tips from another thread.

Link for his lobang here

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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
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EVGA G3 750W
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:44 AM   #15
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nice!! just one more month or so!
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Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Mainboard
MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Memory
G.Skill Trident RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Display
Dell Ultrasharp U2717D 27" 2560 x 1440p monitor
Storage
2 x Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD // Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD
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NZXT Manta
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