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mingus
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Mini-ITX gaming/work

Post by mingus » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 pm

Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

Intel Core i7-9700F

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card

Noctua NH-L9x65 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD

Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor


I am thinking about a slightly larger case that would support the "Ultra" card (3-slot) that is supposed to be quieter.

we wanted a smaller build if possible, sort of lost on case ideas.

https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-rtx ... 6814487453

edh
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Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

Post by edh » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:08 am

I would suggest a tower CPU cooler. That case allows a 160mm cooler so all but the very biggest tower coolers will fit.

mingus
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Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

Post by mingus » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:36 pm

I ended going like this:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XpZvZf

I had some help on the parts, the first recommendation was for the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B cooler and that backplate didn't work with the ASRock board. I ended up with Noctua that worked perfectly. Brother-in-law is happy with the machine, really came out great.

I was shocked at how silent it was. even with the video card fans running about 1300rpm was almost inaudible. I set the hardware switch to silent mode, fans 0 rpm most of the time.

mugen5.jpg
mugen5_2.jpg

Noctua:
noctua_cr.jpg

getting ready for a new box for myself, not sure if AMD or Intel. I am not gaming, would be different. maybe wait for 10th gen Intel and try to learn about the AMD stuff.

thanks
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Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

Post by Abula » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm

Glad all work out for you.
mingus wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:36 pm
I had some help on the parts, the first recommendation was for the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B cooler and that backplate didn't work with the ASRock board.
While i see your point, and would be optimal if it didnt touch, the bottom is rubber, mine has been running for 6 months no issues.
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mingus
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Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

Post by mingus » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:58 pm

It all worked out in the end, took 5 days to get the Noctua.

Thank you again, for all the help.

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