Build Advice Trying to physically downsize.

Sep 11, 2020
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I'm shooting for an ITX build that can game comfortably at 1440p (preferably 60fps). I'm planning on salvaging most of my current build for this one, with a few tweaks/upgrades and I wanted some thoughts on if some of the parts would still be good for what I want to do.

As of right now, the only things I'd be buying from this list are the gpu, case, and one SSD. Which puts the price at just over $550 before taxes. Some parts here aren't exactly what I have but are as close as I think I could get on here.

My main concern for this build is the i7, which I've had for nearly 3 years. I'm considering opting for a ryzen 5 3600 but then I'd have to change mobo's. I'd say the highest I'm willing to go in total price is $700. Thoughts and comments are appreciated.
 
Love those ITX builds.
I keep a I5-6600K in a lian li PC-Q08 case around for one particular game.

Some thoughts:

Since you already have most of the parts, I suggest you use them first and see how you do.

The case looks good to me for your prospective use.

On the ssd, you can now use a pcie m.2 ssd on your current motherboard, so why not buy a 1tb samsung 970 evo plus.

I think I would do something different on the graphics card.
The red dragon card is extra tall and may not fit in that case.

The graphics card market will be in flux for a while.
If you have a card you can use for a while, consider that.

Such a case really would do best with a graphics card that has a blower cooler.
The coolers on the new 3070/3080/3090 look very good to me.

People are dumping some very good graphics card onto the used market in anticipation of 3000 series cards.
GTX1080ti founders cards with blower coolers are dumped at <$400.
 

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