Silent Ultra-Compact PC Build (Mid 2018)

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Derek Semeraro
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Silent Ultra-Compact PC Build (Mid 2018)

Post by Derek Semeraro » Thu May 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Tek Everything's Mini ITX Build:

Here are some possible build lists for 2018.

DAW/Recording/Audio or Professional Photo Editing
CPU: Intel i5-8600k
Motherboard: ASRock H370M-ITX/ac LGA1151
Cooler: Noctua L9i
RAM: 8 GB (2666 MHz) x2
Case: Realan E-W60
SSD: 500 GB (WD Blue, M.2)

Budget Office Computer
CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
Motherboard: ASRock H110M-ITX
Cooler: Scythe Shuriken
RAM: 8 GB (2400 MHz)
Case: Realan E-W60
SSD: 128 GB (ADATA ASU800NS38-128GT-C)

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Re: Silent Ultra-Compact PC Build (Mid 2018)

Post by croddie » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:47 am

I think the best SSF is still a BRIX Pro 5775, despite being 3 years old. It has Iris Pro (decent integrated graphics with dedicated RAM), quad core with hyperthreading, space for SSD and HDD. You do have to mod it for quietness, and it lacks fixed function 10 bit HEVC decoding.

We are going through a lull in processor development, with Intel stagnating on 14nm, and AMD catching up but still behind in performance/power. Maybe we will get another good compact system in late 2019 if Intel manages to get 10nm out by then.

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