PC Size Reduction suggestions


#1

I have decided that I will need my PC to be more compatible with my future travel plans.

I will want to have nothing but the bare essentials, no cd/dvd/blueray devices, none of the extra ports.

It will be a motherboard, powersupply, memory, video card cpu with a couple ports… The idea though is to go minimal.

BUuuuuut, I have the system in a viper case currenly and its a mid tower, when you shrink down you chassis there might be things I am not thinking of.

specs
intel 5370k
16gb ram
4gb radeon r9380
ssd
and a good power supply.

is there anything I need to look at that I am not thinking of? like, possibe heat solutions and so on…

any advice would be happy. Otherwise I will make it an art project and have it all mounted separately on my wall.


#2

Cooling fo sho. I just got in, gimme a few minutes and I’ll grab my computer!


#3

ps… I just made a fresh batch of molasses cookies for you ^.^


#4

Need your mobo please, or are you looking to get a new one?


#5

Assuming you want to go micro or mini - I like these!

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BWFPxr/fractal-design-case-fdcanode304bl

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VH2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VH2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w

I am a fan of Fractal’s clean aesthetic.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Y8fp99/corsair-case-cc9011029ww

But let me know your mobo and I’ll look again


#6

Motherboard is a smaller gigabyte model


#7

Are you looking to replace it?

If not is it micro or mini atx?


#8

Dont want to replace, just reduce in size. But my concerns are the grfx card pulls . Mini ATX has bad rap for the most part, i have a full size power supply… I like your first link

my motherboard info coming soon

gab-b75m-hd3


#9

Based on the mobo, had to change gears.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JsKcCJ/fractal-design-meshify-c-mini-dark-tg-microatx-mini-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-mini-bko-tgd

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QMp323/thermaltake-case-ca1d500s1wn00

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B75M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon R9 380 4 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Total: $442.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-31 06:34 EST-0500


#10

Thank you, you are very thorough and i appreciate that.