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Mini gaming pc spec advice.

UberJase

Member
Hi
I am looking to get a mini pc built for my brother as a xmas present and need some advice.
I need help in choosing something that will be as small as possible but also as cool and quiet as possible too.
Now i dont need any ridiculous specs as all he would like is something that is capable of 1080p 60fps on most modern games.
He already has a kb/mouse and all the other bits and bobs he needs so its just a system he needs.
Budget wise is as cheap as possible as i am paying LOL ,but also i would like quality parts so am ready to pay what is required.

Thank you for any help.
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
Hi
I am looking to get a mini pc built for my brother as a xmas present and need some advice.
I need help in choosing something that will be as small as possible but also as cool and quiet as possible too.
Now i dont need any ridiculous specs as all he would like is something that is capable of 1080p 60fps on most modern games.
He already has a kb/mouse and all the other bits and bobs he needs so its just a system he needs.
Budget wise is as cheap as possible as i am paying LOL ,but also i would like quality parts so am ready to pay what is required.

Thank you for any help.
What does as cheap as possible mean to you?

We need a maximum budget to work to, bear in mind a quiet rig costs more as it requires more expensive components.
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Around £1500ish.
That's totally do-able. The system below should give you a decent 1080p 60hz experience. What I'd personally recommend (providing you have the space) instead of going specifically Small Form Factor, getting a smaller ATX case, which allows for better cooling along with more flexibilty for upgrades and support for beefier hardware. This spec is quite a way under budget but it gives you a solid base you can then upgrade from if you wanted to add things like more/ faster storage, larger PSU etc etc.

Case
CORSAIR iCUE 220T RGB AIRFLOW MID TOWER GAMING CASE Small ATX case with good airflow, not too sure about noise, I know @AgentCooper had this case so I'm sure he'd be happy to comment
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4) Great gaming CPU
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready! The motherboard you'll want to pair with the 5600X
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) 16 GB is standard for a gaming PC these days and AMD loves fast RAM
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready! Solid 1080p card. Would also allow you to upgrade to a 1080p 144hz monitor if desired
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW) Smaller faster boot drive for Windows and applications
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W) Fast SSD for everything else
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Decent PSU that'll allow for good future upgradability
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition All the cooling the 5600X will need, also a lot quieter than the stock cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0 If you need WiFi, the AX200 card is a no brainer
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001] I'd stick to Windows 10 for now
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Windows Defender will be just fine
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 17 working days
Price: £1,360.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/8dAfe860EN/
 
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AgentCooper

Gravity Always Wins
Moderator
Lovely spec from @JUNI0R. As for the iCue 220T, it’s one of the best small ATX cases out there but not everyone has had the same experience as me with it. Some have reported loud front fans that sound as though the thing is getting ready to take off. Unlike me, they’ve had theirs arrive on full power, which is easily remedied with Fan Xpert 4 from Asus. That will allow you to set a curve so that your tower gently hums when it’s doing the day to day stuff, and then crank up when you start pushing a load onto the system.
 
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