Small Form Factor PC for VR Development?

lgdl_y

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Hello, I am trying to choose parts for a small form factor PC I want to make. It needs to be somewhat portable, but I will have a lot of peripherals.

I am unsure what CPU to go with, how much wattage I need from PSU, and how to sort out airflow in a small case.

RAM: 2x16gb DDR4
GPU: Asus GTX 2080
CPU: i7-7700K (maybe - need good performance with relatively good thermal performance)
Case: Antec Cube Ekwb

I would like to have air cooling and not liquid.
Here are the peripherals which could be used all at once (trying to figure out which ones can go in a USB 3 powered hub and which ones have to be plugged into Motherboard - I think the Oculus stuff needs a dedicated USB 3 port so the Mobo will need to have at least 4 - 1 extra for the USB 3 hub)

Peripherals:
Oculus Rift Headset
Oculus Touch Sensor x3
Microsoft Kinect
External HDD
External Capture Card
External Soundcard
Keyboard and Mouse

I am open to suggestions. Thank you so much!


 

vapour

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budget and country?
you should consider AMD Ryzen or Threadripper for that usage. I7-7700k only has 4 cores/8 threads, not enough power imo. I9-9900k is pretty good too but cost is high.
 

lgdl_y

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budget 2500gbp and uk

I considered the i9 but apparently it gets very hot and with air cooling and a small case I didnt think it was possible.
Would prefer an intel build tbh
 

vapour

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just put on the best air cooler and a case with good ventilation. However, good air cooler tends to need larger case. My take with that budget with Intel:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£491.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler (£71.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£150.82 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£217.53 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£119.80 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card (£700.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT - Manta Mini ITX Desktop Case (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.46 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1984.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-25 16:20 GMT+0000

2x120 in front and one 120 rear are installed. I will buy 2 more 120/140 to mount top as well. MB has onboard usb 3 header as well.
 

lgdl_y

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thank you for the reply and parts list - it is appreciated. Think I am going to look at a mesh case design for maximum airflow, but definitely will be close to your build
 

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