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Old 14-05-19, 08:38   #1
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My upper-most budget is £500, I'm planning on building a small PC to keep in my bedroom as a server and also to play some retro games/ PC games pre-2005 and also some emulation. Would also be handy for doing some programming on.

This is what I've dished out on:

Factors:
Must be as small and as sleek as possible.
Must be cool and quiet.
£500 is an upper limit, not a target.
Considering pre-built systems.

...

I've scouted some parts out:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LZQSZE2
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KIUF1BY
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N48NJPZ
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0759FGJ3Q
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B077SQ8J1V
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008PJXL1S

No had much experience with STX builds, and not really build a PC in over 10 years.

I'm also planning on selling an i5 3450, Phenom x2 955 black, 8GB DDR3 (2x4) and 8GB DDR3 (4x2), and an itx motherboard. Hoping to get around £100 for all that.

Also looking at the intel NUC, and this...
https://luna-design.org/dnk-h

Any suggestions?
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Old 16-05-19, 16:55   #2
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No had much experience with STX builds, and not really build a PC in over 10 years.

I'm also planning on selling an i5 3450, Phenom x2 955 black, 8GB DDR3 (2x4) and 8GB DDR3 (4x2), and an itx motherboard. Hoping to get around £100 for all that.

Any suggestions?
Hi moody.

I was looking at Asus site about this STX mobo. They say that its compatible to 6th generation of i3 i5 and i7. The one you scouted is from 8th generation. I don't know if it will work.

Overall looking, this building is good. 8 GB MEM RAM is the minimum for today's usage (both gaming and office). I couldn't find the VRAM ammount of this on-board graphics, but I think it will suffice for retro games until PS2 graphics demand or even to PS3.

I loved this tiny stx mobo. Very cute.
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