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Old March 3, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Default Complete my Mini-ITX, 300 watt power supply build?

I've bought this case:
SilverStone Sugo SG05B Black SFF Mini-ITX Case with 300W Power Supply

and this video card:
Gigabyte (GV-R775OC-1GD) AMD Radeon HD 7750 Chipset (880Mhz) 1GB

The video card seems to use about 43 watts under load, about 5 watts idle for 200 and about 80 watts total respectively. Will I be OK? What CPU and motherboard do you recommend given that I prefer Intel, Asus, Corsair, and am OK with Gigabyte stuff? I need wireless LAN on the MOBO.

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Old March 4, 2012, 04:17 AM
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What will you be doing with the computer? what is you budget?
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Old March 4, 2012, 05:19 AM
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What will you be doing with the computer? what is you budget?
It will be a media pc for an hd tv, but I also want some gaming capability. Budget is whatever it has to be to achieve the aim. Was thinking up to $700. Want the best bang for buck while still running reasonably cool. Eg a CPU that provides all I need without lots of heat or power draw. I3 2105?
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:17 AM
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I just built two of these. Both worked right out of the boxes. No memory issues or motherboard issues. The Sugo 06B is very similar to the 5. You will need a slimline DVD drive - I chose a slot drive vs a tray which is a little more expensive. You will also need the slimline cable to power the drive (see Newegg product number below).

Not many choices on ITX 1155 motherboards, was looking for Gigabyte but couldn't find. Happy with ASRock but BIOS is not as flexible as the Gigabyte boards I have used in the past. That said, I didn't have to make ANY BIOS changes - it set ACHI for the drive and automatically set the voltage and specs for the RAM (This Gskill 1600 RAM also worked with no issues F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL). The driver disk that comes with the motherboard will automatically install all the drivers after you install windows. It installs some bloatware so my suggestion is use the custom button and only install the drivers and avoid meta expresso or whatever the stupid software was called (I uninstalled it after I did it). This motherboard does not have wireless built into it but you can get a USB Wireless thing so I don't see that as an issue. It comes with 1 x MCE Remote Controller, 1 x Multi-Angle CIR Remote Receiver but I didn't use it so I can't comment on it. I assume it is for making your box into a TV controller as the remote has a number pad and 4 way button.

Boots up in 22 seconds. I only needed this as a workstation and chose a 90GB SSD. If you can use one 2.5" drive, you can throw away the 3.5" drive cage that dangles under the DVD tray, and create more space inside the case. If you need to use the drive cage you will have a hard time with the power supply wires butting up against the drive cage - good luck with that one.

I used the stock CPU cooler and the hottest I have seen is 40 C but it usually stays around 33 C.

Here's some pictures. I cleaned up the cables some after these pics were taken but there is still a lot of wires in a small space so I appolgize for the sloppiness of it. It gives you some idea of how little space you have to work with. I should have taken some pictures of it completed but I didn't. Sorry.

Probably need an HDMI cable unless you got one already. I also did not need a video card so you will have even less space to work it and it may run hotter due to lower airflow. You'll just have to see.

I played around with some tape and spray paint on the case just because I could. Obviously I am not Picasso. I had fun and that was what is important to me. Good luck on your build.


O.S. Windows 7 Pro 64 $120.00
Processor Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz LGA 1155 95W $190.00
Motherboard ASRock Z68M-ITX/HT LGA 1155 Intel Mini ITX $120.00
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL $40.00
Case 11x9x7 Silverstone Sugo SG06B w 300 PSU $120.00
Keyboard/Mouse Logitech MK120 USB wired combo $21.00
Hard Drive #1 Corsair Force GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III $140.00
DVD Drive #1 Sony Optiarc AD-7690H-01 slot feed $53.00
"Slimline SATA Female to SATA with LP4 Power Cable Adapter N82E16812200374" $16.00
Monitor Dell 23" $120.00
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Newegg.ca - Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G620
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TH61 ITX LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT
Newegg.ca - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This is the bare minimum that I would recommend getting. I don't usually recommend getting Biostar but it is the cheapest around and the one that I want to recommend is nearly twice the price of the Biostar. The G620 is quite good and you won't lose much compared to a Core i3 2100. If you insist, you could get anything up to a Core i5 2500, anything more would be a waste. Everything stated here will fit within the 300W constraint of your PSU without a problem.
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Given what you want I would say an i5 2400 would be the CPU if you want a bit of extra processing power, or if you want to keep temp and power draw down more (and more money in your pocket) then an i3 2100 or 2120 (no point in the 2105 for you as the processors ending in 5 are just a better integrated graphics). Any of those processors will power your hd 7750 without a sweat and keep power in check for your 300w PSU.
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Old March 8, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Thanks for input everyone!

I think I've decided on the motherboard and CPU. I'll get the I3 2120 and since I'm not overclocking or using onboard graphics: the H67 chipset. The Intel DH67CF gives me 16 gb ram capability, 6 gb/s SATA, HDMI and Displayport (for very high res), and USB 3.0. I'll add a USB wi-fi after.

Intel BOXDH67CFB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF

What do you think?
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The build is going to work out to around $700 plus tax plus OS all in. Not the cheapest on the block but it should be pretty handy.
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I think I just had a brain fart:

What does it matter which video connections are on the MOBO if I'm using a video card?

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-R775OC-1GI Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Seeing as how the Gigabyte card doesn't have DisplayPort on the back, is there a way for the video card to report to the DisplayPort on the motherboard?
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Old March 10, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I have recently completed an ITX Water Cooled build using the SG05B-450, a Socket 1156 i5-760 cpu & a Gigabyte 550Ti video card. This is with the 450W power supply equipped version of this case. The 300W ps in the SG05 you have purchased should be fine with the parts list you have listed.
It's a great little case!

The i3 would be a very good choice and really, the i5 would be great if that extra processing power was necessary. The extra processing power would not really help for HTPC duties. The GPU you have chosen will do great for that.
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