Question Need advice for building s mini-itx

May 27, 2018
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Hi All,
I need some recommendations on what mobo and case better suit these 2 1660ti and i5-9400f. Remember, this is for mini-itx. Also, please not so expensive recommendations. Thanks!
 

WildCard999

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Ideally you'd want the Asrock B365 ITX as it would support the 9th gen without requiring a BIOS update but it doesn't seem to be sold currently at any reputable site.
https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/B365M-ITXac/index.asp

You could go with a Z390 ITX board however it's more then you'd need and it's going to cost a bit more.

Edit: This Z390 ITX is actually a pretty good price.
PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $123.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 11:56 EDT-0400


That being said you might be able to find a B360/H370 ITX board with updated BIOS, just contact the retailer and see if they can help you with that.

Edit: AVADirect seems to have it in stock but I've never purchased anything from them nor know much about them.
https://www.avadirect.com/B365M-ITX-ac-Intel-B365-Chipset-LGA-1151-HDMI-Mini-ITX-Motherboard/Product/12624703


This is what I'd get for the case, it will support a good aftermarket cooler such as the CM EVO 212 Black and some fans for improved airflow.

PCPartPicker Part List

Case: Metallic Gear - NEO G MINI Mini ITX Tower Case ($77.47 @ Newegg)
Total: $77.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 11:59 EDT-0400
 
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I'm a big fan of the Thermaltake Core V1. Only because it's one of the very few mini itx cases where internal system components are easy to get to along with a single fan configuration.
View: https://youtu.be/Z6XuZErymcY

This video has an example of a great Zalman cpu cooler for that case as well. This way the side vents can additionally hit the side of the fin stack of the copper heat-sync.
 

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