What is this MINI-ITX PC enough for?

Started Jul 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: What is this MINI-ITX PC enough for?

Mark1t wrote:

Hi guys!

I'm looking forward to build a mini ITX pc, and I want you to help me/give suggestions.

CPU: Intel I7-4770K

GPU: Sapphire HD 7770 OC

PSU: Corsair CX430

MOBO: This is what I don't know. Please help me. I saw the Asus h87i-plus, but maybe I want a cheaper board. It's good if it's asus, because I like the AI suite.

Chassis: BitFenix Prodigy

RAM: 2X4 Gb Kingston hyper x blu

What is this setup enough for? Photoshop? Maybe After Effects? Battlefield 3/4?

I can't comment about the hardware details above, but don't worry about photography use unless you have very high demands.

I'm using a mini-PC with Atom 330 processor and 2 GB RAM. It works fine for Photoshop CS, Canon DPP and most other photography applications. That Atom 330 cpu is about as fast as a Pentium 4 (from ten years ago or so), and much slower than the i7 cpu in your mini-ITX.

For processing/compositing large images or batch processing my system takes its time, but as long as one is a hobby user that is hardly an issue. Would not recommend it for professional photography use obviously, or for processing video in After Effects. But in general IMHO people worry too much about getting the latest hardware. My system is very small and quiet and uses very little power; to me that is more important than the highest 'spec'.

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