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Mini ITX build for girlfriend going off to college.

Squidhater3000

5 months ago

Hello everybody, my girlfriend is going to college soon and she's been telling me that she wants to get into pc gaming so that she can play games with me while she's over there. Her birthday is coming up in a few months and I was thinking that I could build her a nice mini PC that wont be a pain for her to take with her to college. (She already has a laptop for college and she's said that she wouldnt want to get a new laptop before anyone says anything.) I was thinking of keeping it below $800 dollars (USD), but I've never built an itx form factor PC and need some help picking out parts and all that stuff. She would be playing games like Rainbow Six Siege and CS:GO and maybe a bit of Escape From Tarkov. She doesnt care about graphics, so she would probably only be playing in 1080p on low-med. Thanks to everyone in advanced for the help :D

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $169.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GABRIEL 61.93 CFM CPU Cooler $30.68 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $803.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 03:14 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $128.80 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - SU655 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card $225.36 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $40.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.96 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $741.06
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $726.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 21:03 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Do i need to include peripherals? (monitor, keyboard mouse etc) and in US currency?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I'll be supplying the peripherals (I have a ton of extra stuff lying around from years of upgrades XD) and yes, in USD.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Cwxrkd

I have a node 202 at work, it’s super tiny (not much bigger than a PS4 pro.)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I went towards the lower end, but will accomplish what you're looking for.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $123.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.89 @ OutletPC
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $539.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 07:45 EDT-0400

16GB RAM might be overkill for the games you listed, so if you want to drop the price down even more you can go with either 1x8GB or 2x4GB depending on whether or not your GF would be upgrading in the future.. ITX boards only have 2 RAM slots.

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

You could do something like this. Ryzen 5 will play games at med to low at 1080 no problem. Wasn't sure what kind of case so went with something small and compact; can stand it up vertical. Could always upgrade storage down the road. I chose a motherboard with wifi just in case she needs it. Good luck man

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $65.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $149.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case $103.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $89.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $743.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 00:31 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • -1 points

I prioritized functionality and performance over aesthetics so the case is kinda plain no rgb or side panel. Should be able to play games at 1080p and should be a very functional computer.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zMbvMZ

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

She's a big fan of black actually, so I think she would love this! Thanks for taking your time to help me out :D

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You also might want to consider a micro atx build instead of a mini itx it’s much cheaper and still compact and small.

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