Here at The Tech Buyer’s Guru, it's our goal to make building PCs easier for everyone, from first-time builders to veterans. And that means always testing new components and configurations to find the best combination to meet your needs! This is particularly important in the Small Form Factor arena, where user experience and performance come down to much more than specs alone. You can very easily put a lot of effort into a system that is most definitely less than the sum of its parts. Our aim is to show you how to build systems that are more than the sum of their parts, of course!
The system profiled in this guide is one we built for our personal use, and is especially well-tailored to run the Zwift cycling app at maximum graphics quality settings, which in combination with a Smart bike trainer makes for an awesome at-home competitive cycling experience. Of course, the system will run games and other apps very well too, so it's a well-rounded system in every way.
With that being said, we hope you enjoy our latest mini-ITX hand-on assembly guide, featuring the following components:
- CPU: ($180)
- Motherboard: ($120), Optional Upgrade Shown in Video:
- Video Card: ($250), Optional Upgrade Shown in Video: ($310)
- RAM: ($63), Optional Upgrade Shown in Video (for use with optional motherboard only):
- SSD: ($60)
- Case: ($96)
- Cooler: Included with CPU, Optional Upgrade Shown in Video:
- Power Supply: ($105)
- OS - ($139)
And without further ado, on to the guide!
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