OK, I made a slightly updated pcpartpicker list
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (€194.00)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler (€35.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Asus H97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Ballistix Sport (inc. shipping) (€60.45)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€89.89)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card
Power Supply: Be quiet! 10 400 (inc. shipping) (€71.22)
Am I missing some little bits that I haven't thought of? Do I need cooler paste or is that generally included?
If I were to get a ATX case, would there be any reason to pick an ATX board instead?
Yes, it's dampened: by the way, it's not that linen to eat space, it's just CM tolerance, with reference to the 352 they declare 155mm of clearance, but actually it is around 162mm (a french forumer fitted a Kotetsu inside it).
right, they leave a margin to be sure.
Yes, the B is the colour code, black (it's also available in silver).
It's just released: I guess you have to wait a while, it's already available in Asia/Pacific (I checked Australia) and already bookable in Uk: basically it's a less restricted PS09, it should be good.
ahh I see; in Australia it is even priced under the TJE.
*grumble* first the Assassins Creed mobile game and now this.. stop being so greedy, Australia.
Then there are some cheap enclosures, like for instance either the CM N200/Silencio 352, or the Aerocool QS-200/202, which may be workable but they may more likely deserve some tweaking or modding (set aside the much lighter feeling, quality-wise). And, only for the serious modders, the venerable Antec NSK-3480, my favourite compact mATX enclosure (which is EOL, by the way).
eehhm, I'm no serious modder, I'm only just popping my PC cherry here.
Lucky Luciano wrote:If you buy the Silencio 550 you'll have to spend money on new fan(s) because the ones included are absolute $h!t. Very clicky, audible even from the other side of the room(the clicking, not the airflow). Also, the fan grill in the front has round punctured holes which are restrictive and make the fan sound louder.
I fitted a Scythe Kotetsu inside it, tho, by cutting the foam around it. You end up with about 2mm of clearance.
Thanks for the heads up!
Hm. well that's a minus point for the Silencio.. depending on how much decent case fans would run me.
Stock fans sucking seems to be a common thing. I couldn't find a proper review of the Nanoxia DS4 with noise measurements, but here
a customer review comments that "The included fans are noisy. Even on the lowest fan controller setting, they emit an audible rumble that is noticeable in a quiet office"
which isn't exactly reassuring. So maybe they both would benefit from third party fans.