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 Post subject: Micro ITX
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:04 pm 
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I was thinking of a Micro ITX or Mini ITX build, what CPU coolers and power supplies should I look.
Socket 1150 Z87 or H87. Doesnt really matter to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Take your pick of motherboards. As for cooler, Cooler Master Hyper 212 should do, and a PSU, it depends on what else you're getting, but if it's a single video card setup, no more than 600W should do. 750W-800W for SLI/Crossfire. As for brands, Seasonic or Corsair.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Im going with single card and xeon x3 cpu


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 Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:20 pm 
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There's no motherboards then if you want a LGA1150 Xeon proc in Mini-ITX


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 Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 pm 
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The ASRock under H87 support that proc


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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
    PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:59 am 
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    I'm more wondering why you want a Xeon processor when it won't give you much of a performance gain for what it's worth. Unless you're doing server/workstation stuff.


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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
    PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:44 am 
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    Because I want something that can process photo and video editing quicker. I am not a pc gamer. I think the X3 were built for this reason.
    I could go with Integrated graphics or a single gpu card. Also, with the leak Intel Map. the BGA 4770R seems will be released soon and I could
    go that route.

    A Intel NUC with 4770R could make a sweet compact machine.


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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
    PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:59 pm 
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    To be honest, I don't think a Xeon offers any more performance for the money over the higher end consumer chips. And I think all you're really getting out of it is some extra "nice-to-have" features for servers and registered RAM support.

    Also the BGA versions are more likely to be nerfed for TDP reasons.


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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
    PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:48 pm 
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    why would TDP matter if you are running a low/micro itx/matx system not needed for gaming.


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     Post subject: Re: Micro ITX
    PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:56 pm 
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    Because the NUC has a much smaller space that limits how big of a cooling solution you can put in the chassis. The lower your cooling potential, the lower your performance is going to be... because TDP is a function of transistors, voltage, and frequency.

    To put in perspective, the current NUCs use processors that have a TDP of 17W. The latest Core i7s have a TDP of 84W.


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