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Old 01-07-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Need recommendations for build

Hello,

Iím looking to build a small/mini itx desktop, looking for minimalistic cube kind casing and would need some advice on build

Usage: surfing web, lots of excels + powerpoints for work, light graphic work. I want to future proof this build in case I need to do a bit heavier graphics/ video. I also want to make sure the desktop doesnít lag at all now and in couple of years

Looking to use ryzen 5 3600, not sure gpu can use 1660 or 1650 super


Do hope you guys can advice on a set up, if possible budget is 800 if not 1k
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:45 PM   #2
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You want an ITX, where parts already cost more, but on a shoestring budget, and future proofed, "no lag" for the next couple years (which really all depends on the software you use and how much you spend on RAM, nvme, CPU, GPU)?

Try adding 1k to your budget or make do with a low-midrange PC.
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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Looking to use ryzen 5 3600, not sure gpu can use 1660 or 1650 super


Do hope you guys can advice on a set up, if possible budget is 800 if not 1k
general 3600 + 1650 super builds are already >$950, some more your preferred case is mini itx, cost is likely going to be higher. u will most likely need to increase your budget.
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8GB DDR3 1600MHz/4GB DDR3 1600MHz
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Dell S2418H
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Intel 545S 512GB SSD/Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:49 PM   #4
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1K budget I would say use APU first with a good itx casing that can expand GPU.
Try wait for the coming soon Ryzen 4000 APU with a B450 itx board.
if R5 3600 build with GPU, will more than 1k budget.
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Asrock B450M Pro4
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1080P Asus
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Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
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Super Flower 650W
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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If you want to stick to your budget forget ITX
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Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11Gb OC
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64GB (16GB x 4) G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB 3600Mhz CL16
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Dell Ultrasharp 32Ē 4K U3219Q
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Aorus NVMe Gen 4 SSD 1TB
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Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Razer edition
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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Example :

Lazada SG
ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING - $299
AMD 3400g - $235
NZXT H200 Mini ITX Case - $149
Cooler Master MWE 750 Gold PSU - $149

Amazon SG
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z 3200 2x8GB - $86
WD Black SN750 1TB - $189

total : S$1107..
If SFX psu (SilverStone Technology SST-SX700-G 700W $189) and Fractal Design Era ITX ($259) case, is more than 1.2K d.. not include GPU yet.

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Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
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Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:01 PM   #7
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Example :

Lazada SG
ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING - $299
AMD 3400g - $235
NZXT H200 Mini ITX Case - $149
Cooler Master MWE 750 Gold PSU - $149

Amazon SG
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z 3200 2x8GB - $86
WD Black SN750 1TB - $189

total : S$1107..
If SFX psu (SilverStone Technology SST-SX700-G 700W $189) and Fractal Design Era ITX ($259) case, is more than 1.2K d.. not include GPU yet.
Yep,.. ITX although they are smaller do cost a fair bit more. Those without the budget should not even talk about it.
Processor
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Mainboard
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Graphics Card
Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11Gb OC
Memory
64GB (16GB x 4) G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB 3600Mhz CL16
Display
Dell Ultrasharp 32Ē 4K U3219Q
Storage
Aorus NVMe Gen 4 SSD 1TB
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Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Razer edition
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Corsair AX850
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:29 PM   #8
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Thank you for all your replies!

Sorry I didnít know mini ITX would be much more expensive, thank you for explaining!

What would be a budget I should set aside for a mini ITX that would suit my requirements?

Would 1.5K be enough? If so would greatly appreciate build recommendations

Thank you all so much, so sorry Iím super noob in this
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:54 PM   #9
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Thank you for all your replies!

Sorry I didn’t know mini ITX would be much more expensive, thank you for explaining!

What would be a budget I should set aside for a mini ITX that would suit my requirements?

Would 1.5K be enough? If so would greatly appreciate build recommendations

Thank you all so much, so sorry I’m super noob in this
If you are looking for a build to do :
surfing web, lots of excels + powerpoints for work, light graphic work
Get a itx build with no GPU, either intel or amd platform.
Then you can add GPU when you needed for [a bit heavier graphics/ video].

If you know how to buy things from Taobao, then you can order some nice itx casing with psu in cheaper price ($154 + shipping).



Then buy the intel i3-10100 or AMD 3400g with a itx board + 16G RAM + 1TB NvME SSD.
This should match your budget for light work.

Let say PSU+casing ($180) + CPU (i3 $209 Lz.sg) + 16GB RAM (Amazon.sg, $86) + 1TB SSD (A.SG $189) + ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac (A.SG $262) = $ 926.

Then you can based on your extra budget to add a 2nd hand 2070 or upgrade cpu to higher tier.

AMD set:
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC - A.SG $183
AMD 3600 - $349 (Lz SG)
Zotec - 1660 super $350 (Lz SG)
Total - ~$1337

So if you know taobao, then can buy casing and psu from there.
Maybe take 600w SFX psu for enough power needed.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
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Altec Lansing Stereo
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:17 AM   #10
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Thank you for your reply

I wish I knew how to buy things off taobao! Iím very bad at it thus I rather get everything from sls or so ..

Noted on the GPU but why update you recommend to include it in right from the start if the budget is ok?

AMD set:
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC - A.SG $183
AMD 3600 - $349 (Lz SG)
Zotec - 1660 super $350 (Lz SG)
Total - ~$1337

I like the sound of that set up! What PSU and case would you recommend.does that motherboard allow WiFi and Bluetooth? Or do I need to add it in?

Is it better to get motherboard that have WiFi and Bluetooth integrated ( not sure if it exist) compare price wise to have it separate

Thank you for your input once again



If you are looking for a build to do :
surfing web, lots of excels + powerpoints for work, light graphic work
Get a itx build with no GPU, either intel or amd platform.
Then you can add GPU when you needed for [a bit heavier graphics/ video].

If you know how to buy things from Taobao, then you can order some nice itx casing with psu in cheaper price ($154 + shipping).



Then buy the intel i3-10100 or AMD 3400g with a itx board + 16G RAM + 1TB NvME SSD.
This should match your budget for light work.

Let say PSU+casing ($180) + CPU (i3 $209 Lz.sg) + 16GB RAM (Amazon.sg, $86) + 1TB SSD (A.SG $189) + ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac (A.SG $262) = $ 926.

Then you can based on your extra budget to add a 2nd hand 2070 or upgrade cpu to higher tier.

AMD set:
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC - A.SG $183
AMD 3600 - $349 (Lz SG)
Zotec - 1660 super $350 (Lz SG)
Total - ~$1337

So if you know taobao, then can buy casing and psu from there.
Maybe take 600w SFX psu for enough power needed.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:19 AM   #11
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Thank you for your reply

I wish I knew how to buy things off taobao! Iím very bad at it thus I rather get everything from sls or so ..

Noted on the GPU but why update you recommend to include it in right from the start if the budget is ok?

AMD set:
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC - A.SG $183
AMD 3600 - $349 (Lz SG)
Zotec - 1660 super $350 (Lz SG)
Total - ~$1337

I like the sound of that set up! What PSU and case would you recommend.does that motherboard allow WiFi and Bluetooth? Or do I need to add it in?

Is it better to get motherboard that have WiFi and Bluetooth integrated ( not sure if it exist) compare price wise to have it separate

Thank you for your input once again
That is assume that you can get the Case n PSU from taobao.

However, most of the AM4 itx board are out-of-stock quickly, you have to do some checking day2day.

The smaller case I found is matx/ITX case 9.9L

700w SFX PSU

As newbee, I would not suggest any smaller case for you, since the CABLE MANAGEMENT is really pain in the @ss. You will find the cable is very hard to fit in a good way in smallest case.
Go youtube to look for smallest itx build and you will know.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
Audio
Altec Lansing Stereo
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:58 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for your reply

Noted that for that build to get that pricing would be if I can find the case and psu on taobao. Thanks for sending some suggestions

If I would like to get the cases and psu at a one stop shop, what models would you recommend?

Understand also motherboard is often oos for itx, what are the other mobocracy which you would recommend and would you recommend those that already as WiFi and Bluetooth?

Thank you so much for your time

That is assume that you can get the Case n PSU from taobao.

However, most of the AM4 itx board are out-of-stock quickly, you have to do some checking day2day.

The smaller case I found is matx/ITX case 9.9L

700w SFX PSU

As newbee, I would not suggest any smaller case for you, since the CABLE MANAGEMENT is really pain in the @ss. You will find the cable is very hard to fit in a good way in smallest case.
Go youtube to look for smallest itx build and you will know.
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:06 PM   #13
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Thank you so much for your reply

Noted that for that build to get that pricing would be if I can find the case and psu on taobao. Thanks for sending some suggestions

If I would like to get the cases and psu at a one stop shop, what models would you recommend?

Understand also motherboard is often oos for itx, what are the other mobocracy which you would recommend and would you recommend those that already as WiFi and Bluetooth?

Thank you so much for your time
i would be hesitant to purchase psus off taobao (even though i have bought tons of crap from there), especially for quality and warranty concerns. i suggest that u play it safe with your psu and buy it locally; its not worth to save a few dollars now to find your whole system fried a few years down the road, and should anything go wrong rma will also be quite a pita.
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Display
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Storage
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Thank you so much for your reply

Yes I do agree, especially when Iím not very good at taobao. Thus I plan to get everything locally

Would love to hear your input for a build that would suit my usage, would greatly appreciate it

i would be hesitant to purchase psus off taobao (even though i have bought tons of crap from there), especially for quality and warranty concerns. i suggest that u play it safe with your psu and buy it locally; its not worth to save a few dollars now to find your whole system fried a few years down the road, and should anything go wrong rma will also be quite a pita.
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