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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24oIs


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ Newegg) 

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler  ($31.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($141.97 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($86.99 @ Newegg) 

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card  ($143.98 @ Newegg) 

 

Total: $1030.88


Already purchased.

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.00 @ Newegg) 

Case: BitFenix Phenom Midnight Black Mini ITX Tower Case  ($87.98 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($239.99 @ Newegg) 

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($24.99 @ Newegg) 


I'm build this to replace my noisy macbook pro. I am a web developer. I will probably buy the video card and install later.


I'm curious on fan placement on the phenom case (Prodigy guts). Two quiet fans plus a cpu cooler enough? I paid a little more for the motherboard because it dosent have useless IO like vga or usb2.0. I don't plan on over clocking. The power is useless for my needs. I5 is probably a splurge. 

 

FYI i have never built a computer or Hackintosh. I have friends who can help with assembly.



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Why the GTX 650? It's a noise generating heat source with zero benefits. If this machine is really for web development and you want it running quiet, then stick with the HD4600 on-die graphics.



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or sapphire hd 6570, as that is oob and is nearly completely silent



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What I meant was, a video card is not necessary to do any kind of web development. I wasn't talking about the GTX 650 specifically, any video card is a "noise generating heat source with zero benefits" in this case.

 

A silent PC must have silent fans, the less heat generated, the lower fan RPM required, which in turn equals less noise.



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i guess...



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It would be nice to have more support for multiple monitors. If i get a graphics card, am I able to use the DVI/HDMI on the motherboard in addition to the ones on the graphics card? Can onboard graphics effortlessly power multiple hi res monitors? It doesn't seem like I need it, I'll see how the hd4600 graphics perform. 



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depends on dsdt... theconnatic got it working with 9800 GT and HD4000. (http://www.insanelym...te#entry1969324)and the hd4600 should be ok on high res. display, but of course not as good as discrete :D







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