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Small matx build with optical drive.

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Falcoor, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Falcoor


    Joined: Jul 9, 2017

    Posts: 7

    After a new build wanna keep it as small as i can but i think itx is too small so im going to go matx.

    I need a case with an optical drive, preferably hidden or slim line.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £471.27 (includes shipping: £12.30)

    Thats what ive come up with so far. I have an EVGA 650P2 powersupply can i use that still?

    And im using an rx580 for now.

    Im after a case like the one above but really dont want the sound dampening, id rather it run less hot. (but small as possible)

    Budget is around the above, honestly budget tends to depends on whats best value for longeivity, i dont tend to overclock it will just sit there till it needs updating.

  2. Grimley


    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

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    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

  3. lee32uk


    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 10,247

    Location: manchester,uk


    I would suggest the MSI B450M Mortar MAX motherboard instead. Works out of the box with the 3600.

    Here is a cheaper set of Ram as well.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £193.48 (includes shipping: £10.50) ​

    As mentioned above, your psu is fine to reuse. Not really a lot of options for mATX with a 5.25 bay. The Fractal above is a pretty decent case for the money though.
  4. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    Have you looked at how big some of the ITX builds/cases are these days?
  5. Falcoor


    Joined: Jul 9, 2017

    Posts: 7

    Yeh my first thought was to go ITX. matx is a little more flexible with m.2 etc , and i was a little concerned with the heat in an itx case unless u invest in decent cooling.

    If i wanted to build something on itx, what should i be looking at?
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
  6. Jediben


    Joined: Aug 30, 2009

    Posts: 301

    The Aorus B450M works out the box with a 3600 these days. Mine arrived with bios 41 installed.