Question Mounting a M-ITX PC for ocassional video editing

Jul 16, 2019
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Hi!

I need to build a PC within a limited timeframe and with overheating concerns in mind.

I´m reusing a Silverstone RVZ01 Mini-ITX case (83 mm of height restriction for CPU coolers) for an upcoming setup capable of running video editing software like Davinci Resolve or Premiere at reasonable performance but not going overkill (no overclocking)

I considered jumping to Ryzen 3700x but I´m on a tight budget (X570 motherboards are expensive) and BIOS compatibility issues with X470/B450 MB's fend me off. So I´m sticking to Ryzen 2700/2700X.

Should I be okay with the 2700 for ocassional video editing tasks, or does the performance leap justify the purchase of a 2700X? (I´m keeping them at stock speeds)

Either way, I guess heat it´s gonna be a concern. So, which low profile CPU cooler would you recommend? I´m debating wether I should go for the Big Shuriken 3 or Noctua NH-L12S

-Big Shuriken 3
pros: ease of installation, enough clearance for tall RAM
cons: a bit behind the NH-L12S in thermal performance

-Noctua NH-L12S
pros: best overall regarding temps and noise
cons: huge, might be picky to fit in certain MB's (big VRMs heatsinks), you are limited to LPX memory kits

When it comes to the motherboard, Which would be a safe bet?

Thanks a lot ;)
 

logainofhades

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The 2700 is perfectly fine, for what you are looking to do. The stock wraith spire cooler looks like it will fit, in that case, and is a pretty decent cooler, for stock settings. The wraith max will not fit, so the 2700x is out, without extra cooling. I like the B450 strix, itx, due to it having dual M.2 slots.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case
Total: $369.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-16 12:26 EDT-0400
 
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The 2700 is perfectly fine, for what you are looking to do. The stock wraith spire cooler looks like it will fit, in that case, and is a pretty decent cooler, for stock settings. The wraith max will not fit, so the 2700x is out, without extra cooling. I like the B450 strix, itx, due to it having dual M.2 slots.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case
Total: $369.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-16 12:26 EDT-0400
Thanks for the input ;)

I´m more inclined to that CPU since I don´t think 2700x can keep sustainable temps under load in a cramped case.
 

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