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Topic # 248128 11-Mar-2019 14:53
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So looking to consolidate my current ancient iMac and decent-yet-ageing-and-too-big gaming PC into one slick Mini-ITX Machine.

 

It will be on 24/7 and run Plex and Roon as well as being my gaming machine driving 1440p 144hz output.

 

Will keep my GTX1070 initially and then sell the old gear to fund a GPU upgrade as well once I have the new kit. Probably a 2070...but a 2080 if I can stretch.

 

 

 

Current build below:

 

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/RWvpw6

 

Anyone know if that 9700k will run too hot in this setup? Am I better off getting something like a 8700 instead given that I am not intending to OC this time and could save money?

 

Do I go all out and get the 9900k?

 

Thoughts and input appreciated!





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  Reply # 2195926 11-Mar-2019 15:15
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You'll be fine for heat with the 9700k on water cooling.

 

If you NEVER plan on overclocking you could look at saving money by not buying a K sku CPU and Z series motherboard. That said, out of the box most Z series motherboards will overclock K series CPUs. 

 

If you can afford it go for the 9900k.  Current PBTech pricing has it for only $80 more and it will give you a decent boost in multi threaded workloads.




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  Reply # 2195929 11-Mar-2019 15:20
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Andib:

 

 

 

If you can afford it go for the 9900k.  Current PBTech pricing has it for only $80 more and it will give you a decent boost in multi threaded workloads.

 

 

 

 

Well this is what I was considering originally, but Computer Lounge were concerned that it would run too hot in this setup so recommended against it...

 

Hmm





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  Reply # 2195968 11-Mar-2019 15:59
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Not totally sure if the 970 pro is worth it over the 970 evo / evo plus but I haven't done enough research into the benefits of the pro, so just typing high level thoughts on that.

 

 

 

9700k shouldn't overheat, it's a rather spacious ITX case.




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  Reply # 2195976 11-Mar-2019 16:15
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Tzoi:

 

Not totally sure if the 970 pro is worth it over the 970 evo / evo plus but I haven't done enough research into the benefits of the pro, so just typing high level thoughts on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah that's a good point taking a closer look at the specs...could save myself some decent cash there and not really compromise!





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