Need advice with new mini-itx build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CasperTm, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. CasperTm

    CasperTm Master Guru

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    Hey Gurus!

    I wanna ask your opinion about my new build, so lets see it.

    mobo: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3681#ov

    few questions here:
    - i dont wanna use additional GPU, i'll only use this comp to connect it to TV, watch movies, listen to music. What PSU shall i go for? (system will have the mobo+5 fans+ccfl light+1 HDD) Size here matters, because ill use Bitfenix Prodigy case and i'll have really small place to hide all cables, so the smaller PSU, the better.
    - Will this mobo be able to play 3D and 1080p videos? (3D is important, i wanna buy a 3D TV...)

    - i thought ill use Corsair VS350 PSU (350W) cant find any smaller...

    Waiting your opinion! :)

    Edit:
    1 more question: What kind of 3d TV shall i look for to get it working with that AMD chipset??
     
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  2. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    big case for no GPU and only one storage? There are plenty of cases out there now that fit your build in a smaller space and come with a PSU.
    Something like a Silverstone SG05 would save you a little money compared to buying a Prodigy+PSU.
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=210
    For a media only PC, you don't need five fans because you want it as quiet as possible. Maybe one low RPM 120mm is good enough because you have the PSU as an exhaust also.
    I'm worried that the little fan on that Gigabyte mobo will be the loudest fan. It's best to take it off and put a bigger fan over it.
     
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  3. CasperTm

    CasperTm Master Guru

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    Thx for your answer :)

    Im worried about that little fan too... I wanna install 5x noctua s12 600 rpm, i hope those will give enough air to cool that CPU without the little fan.
    For the case i wanna stick with the Bitfenix, simly cause im in love with that case :)

    Realized ill use 1SSD for system and 2 HHDs for storage
     
  4. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    Why? Those things cost a lot and you gain nothing from more than 1 with that motherboard as it just doesn't make much heat. I doubt that chip will handle 10 bit 1080p at all and that makes up about 30% of my video collection. I don't know about yours however.

    Another thing you might want to consider is this because it's awesome:
    http://www.svp-team.com/
     

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