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Minimalist Mini-ATX build for High-End Gaming at 60fps+

Tomtin121162
  • 6 months ago

So, currently I have a mid-atx case and all is well. But I have dreamed of having a smaller looking pc that is more...discrete? Something that doesn't pop out as a PC, you know what I mean? Anyways, I am a noob at the mini-atx stuff and with parts fitting or not so thats where I am looking for help....

Also, the goal is to play games at 1440p at 60fps+ consistently.

I wanna say budget is around $2300 at most. Obviously lesser is better and also I already have a bunch of peripherals that I will reuse.

If Fractal Design made their R6 case but mini, that would be the goal of how "minimalist" I am looking for.

I have the following parts that I plan on reusing: Headphones Mech Keyboard Mouse 1440p monitor Speakers Coolermaster Hyper 12 (This is where I am not sure if it will fit or not. I AM looking to overclock..) * Storage Devices (1 HDD, 3 SSDs)

Can you run a nice, smaller form, pc with enthusiast level parts with solid airflow still? I am looking for you guys for help!

Thanks!

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rj3Xmq

They DO make a Mini-ITX Define case, and it fits most HSFs

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I see. However, that mini-ITX case doesn't come with all the new features that the R6 comes with...unless I'm reading wrong.

Anyways, I appreciate the build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

what features?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

There are actually 2 sizes smaller than an ATX Mid Tower (Not to get into the weeds too far). Micro ATX and Mini ITX.

The smallest volume Mini ITX cases (Besides a DAN case) are made by Silverstone and Fractal Design. Examples would be the RVZ03 and the Node202

Intel Fractal:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $479.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $52.27 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.78 @ Newegg Business
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB AERO Video Card $803.62 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $99.28 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $115.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1953.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 12:44 EDT-0400

AMD in Silverstone:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $177.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Shadow Rock LP 51.4 CFM CPU Cooler $43.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $198.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $729.99 @ B&H
Case Silverstone RVZ01-E HTPC Case $161.82 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $116.49 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1684.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 16:31 EDT-0400

The Power supply goes with the case. The CPU goes with the motherboard. Other than that, swap at will.

:)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a Micro-ATX option. The case has a lot of storage bays for your drives. I added some powerful case fans, for the best airflow. I think you will like it's internal design. They really thought the design out.

Overclocking will not be necessary, these chips being more likely to hit a voltage wall before heat becomes a problem. Just let AMD's PBO take care of it for you. Having a down facing cooler will help keep the VRM's and surrounding area cool. Cooler Master doesn't make AM4 adapters for the Hyper 212 anymore, so it's not compatible.

The RTX 2070 Super will be fine for 1440p gaming. You can still step up to a RTX 2080 Super if you want.

Let me know if you want to see a Mini-ITX option.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe Choten TUF Gaming Alliance 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.29 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $184.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $119.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan CRYORIG QF120 Performance 83 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan EVGA 400-HY-FX13-KR 113.5 CFM 140 mm Fan $11.21 @ Amazon
Case Fan EVGA 400-HY-FX13-KR 113.5 CFM 140 mm Fan $11.21 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1399.40
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1379.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 18:12 EDT-0400

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