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SFF Build for College

Darkateyer

24 months ago

I'm trying to build a desktop for college that's great for streaming and recording. But also can typically hit 120+ fps in most games at 1440p Max or Average settings. I wanted advice/part recommendations that differ from my current list. Most notably the case and power supply. I don't really want to get a tower and would prefer an SFF case that I can build in. I do need to transport it in luggage often though unless I were to get a motor vehicle.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dWVc6X

(Should I just go for a pre-built SFF or a laptop instead? Especially with the GPU prices as of late, or should I just wait?)

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Better CPU for streaming, motherboard with built in wifi, larger SSD (M.2 to minimize cables,) cheaper HDD, cheaper PSU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $183.39 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $113.39 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $204.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $131.88 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $72.22 @ Newegg Marketplace
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.59 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $875.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-28 19:52 EST-0500

The R5-1600 isn't great for high refresh gaming, but it can work depending on what games you play. For 1440p-120Hz high settings, you'd want a 1070 Ti or 1080. direct from NVIDIA or EVGA is the best way to get them right now as Superb_Falcon said.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

what about something smaller like node 202?

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