Mini ITX Build Log  

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Hey all!

It was only a few months ago that I decided to move from an eGPU setup thanks to @itsage.  As of this week, I have ordered all the parts for my mini ITX build.  However, I do not have parts in hand as I haven't been home since I started ordering the components 2 months ago.  If you're interested, here's my parts list as shown in

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.99)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.99)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.99)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($147.99)
Storage: HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($78.99)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB GAMING Video Card  ($379.00)
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply  ($114.46)
Case Fan: Noctua - NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92mm Fan  ($15.95 @ Amazon)
Other: DAN Cases - A4-SFX V4-B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($199.00)
Total: $1545.36


Knowing that my 1070 Ti was going to depart my ASUS XG Station Pro when I build this PC, I ended up picking up an ASUS Arez Vega 56 last week so I could use it with my 2014 Mac mini and 2016 MBP 15" in Mojave and Bootcamp (if needed).

Stay tuned to this post if you want to see the PC build.
In addition to the PC build, I can share some testing of the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac with internal GPU and eGPU (will test both the 1070 Ti and Vega 56).  Even though this MB has 1 single TB3 port, it is only running at PCIe x2 speed which is the same as TB2 @ 16Gbps.  Unfortunately there were no other mini-ITX boards that had full TB3 bandwidth when I made the purchase in Feb (still don't think there are any TB3 equipped MB's today other than ASRock, I'd have to do more reasearch).

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1070 Ti: 2014 Mac mini / 2016 MBP 15"
Mini ITX Build in Dan A4 Case

Posted : April 10, 2019 5:08 pm
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Perhaps revisit post? The format was lost, and this site isn't interpreting the markup correctly so it just looks like a bunch of links and metadata, housed in their tags...

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)

Posted : April 10, 2019 5:10 pm
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@b_Wesley edited the post.  Some formatting is still funky, so another edit is coming soon!

1070 Ti: 2014 Mac mini / 2016 MBP 15"
Mini ITX Build in Dan A4 Case

Posted : April 10, 2019 5:18 pm
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