Converting full tower PC to SFF - Need some help & tips! :)

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by Savi, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Savi

    Savi Gawd

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    Hey as the title says, I'm tired of my full tower need to free up room, etc lol

    I mainly need a Case, Motherboard, CPU Cooler, and a PSU, my budget is round $500 could go over if i need but dont think it will be more than &500. What I will be keeping from my current system is

    i7-7700K
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB m.2 NVMe

    and a few random Hard drives/SSD's


    The Case I like is the Thermaltake Core V21, I like it cause its small but big enough for my 1080ti and I want some room for Hard drives and cooling. I mainly use this rig for Gaming and Watching videos, etc

    Corsair Hydro Series H60 - For cooler this or a heat sink/fan not sure yet

    I am looking at the Gigabyte Z390 M but it says its for the 8th & 9th gen i7. I like it because of 2 M.2. slots, 4 ram slots (want 32gb total eventually) and seems well built Gigabyte is usaly good for me

    Also nor sure of what PSU to use i have a 1200watt PSU atm its kinda old just want to get a new one I think a 600watt PSU would be good enough right? lol Sorry not into PC hardware as I used to be 10-15 years ago, seems ive forgot some simple stuff lol any help would be great!! actualy kinda excited to be building my first smaller PC lol
     
  2. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap 2[H]4U

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    You are better off selling your cpu and mobo and getting something current. Z270 ITX boards are hard to find and often over priced.

    I had the V21 for a year and its a good case but its not small in any sense.

    If you're going to spend the time and money and effort to go small, then go for a real sff system like the Ncase M1. If you just want to save space on the desktop, there are many good MATX options with a smaller footprint than the V21
     
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  3. Savi

    Savi Gawd

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    well dam really hard to find a motherboard for the 7700k lol. I really dont want to build a whole new system because my next system going to go all out on a AMD system, maybe end of next year

    I did find this ASRock B250-HDV

    Will keep looking

    and as for the case Needs to fit my 1080ti and having the motherboard to lay flat is 2 the reasons I'm looking at the V21, but still looking at other case's
     
  4. TheHig

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    Check out Sliger. They ARE pricey but I have two Cerberus X cases and worth every penny. Made here in the USA as well of that matters to you. I enjoy supporting 'local' businesses where possible.

    The SM series are really nice for smaller builds and can accommodate full sized GPUs and CLCs.

    http://www.sliger.com/products/cases/
     
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  5. Savi

    Savi Gawd

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    oooo those are some nice case's, did not know of Sliger you were right about the price lol but the Cerberus X really looks nice, think ill go with this instead of tracking down a microatx motherboard for my 7700k and just use this case for my next pc to lol

    thanks :)
     
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