The RGBaby: How We Built a Mini ITX RGB Gaming PC

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
ITX is too pricy. I guess its sorta cool?
ITX really isn't that pricey, compared to many ATX boards. Frankly I think they need to find someone that can actually shop around, because some of those prices are way off what they should be. Who pays $280 for a B-450 board, when you can get an X570, for less? Over $1k for an RTX 2080? That is 2080ti territory. $202 for 16gb of 3200 ram? You can get 32gb of 3600 Gskill Trident Z neo, for less. Your 2tb boot drive, is actually 1tb. This keeps the same spirit, of the build, but is cheaper, and faster. Couldn't do an RGB NVME, due to the chipset fan, but minor sacrifice to make, imo.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($188.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team T-FORCE Delta Max RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team T-FORCE Delta Max RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 665p 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($714.98 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion SFX-L 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($124.94 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: JONSBO A4 ($167.99)
Total: $2575.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 10:08 EDT-0400
 
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NightHawkRMX

Illustrious
When you are already spending thousands on a PC, maybe not a massive percent, but still a lot more. This cost more than $200 than a comparable Matx system that isnt much larger.

$200 to me is a fair bit of money.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $418.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $159.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $183.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $188.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Team T-FORCE Delta Max RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $137.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Team T-FORCE Delta Max RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $137.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 665p 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $224.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $703.98 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ B&H
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA GA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $76.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fan | $39.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fan | $39.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2413.75
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $2363.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 10:49 EDT-0400 |
 

macawmatt

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Nov 11, 2013
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I'm with the first guy, total fail with the upside down drives. When I built in my H700, I specifically only looked at SSDs that would be right reading when mounted on the sled on the bottom of the case next to the glass. Its like someone building out a ridiculous sound system in a car and all it does is rattle like crazy, totally distracting and ruins what could of been an awesome build.
 

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