Slim ITX Media&Gaming PC build for $1000 – Ryzen and Radeon Inside

You are looking for new gaming PC, but doesn’t have space to put it, or looking for new media center which will be able to play games? This one is right for you. This PC built in slim Silverstone case with Ryzen CPU and Radeon or RTX GPU will give you very good performance in gaming, and with Noctua NH-L9a cooler you won’t hear it at all.

Ryzen 3600
Ryzen 3600

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is third generation Ryzen CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads with just 65w TDP.  It comes with 32MB of L3 cache and 24 lanes PCIe 4.0 support too. Ryzen 3600 is few hundred MHz slower than 3600x, but with every B450 and better motherboard it is able to be overclocked and get better performance than Ryzen 3600x. In this price point it is impossible to find something in Intel’s CPU line with same performance. There is Intel Core i5-9600KF and Intel Core i7-9700KF without hyper threading for $100 and more than Ryzen 3600. In the end, Ryzen 3600 is best selling CPU for gamers, and if you are buying new setup, we suggest to buy B550 or better motherboard so you can easily upgrade to Ryzen 4000.

Noctua NH-L9a Black Chromax
Noctua NH-L9a Black Chromax

For this build we have choosen Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black cooler. Reason for this cooler is that we need low profile cooler for slim ITX case, and Noctua NH-L9a is one of the bests. Chromax Black is just chrome black line up of regular Noctua coolers. NH-L9a comes with horizontal heatsink and 92mm black fan.

 

Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB WINDFORCE OC
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB WINDFORCE OC

 

Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB WINDFORCE OC is based on reference RX 5600 XT PCB with overclocked memory and GPU chip. RX 5600 XT is great card for gaming on 1440P on high settings, and if you are planning to play on your TV it will be enough for 4K gaming becase TVs doesn’t have more than 60Hz.  Gigabyte put Windforce 2X cooler on it to keep it cool and quite Alternate Spinning Fans. RX 5600 XT is best GPU option in $300 price range. In this build we must take care on gpu lenght and width becase of Silverstone slim itx case.  On the other hand, for nVIDIA fanboys there is Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC with same cooler as RX 5600 XT

MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC
MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC

 

MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC is AM4 motherboard based on B450 chipset, but in Mini-ITX form factor with just 17x17cm dimensions. It comes with one M.2-NVMe slot, USB 3.1, steel reinforced PCIe slot, built in WiFi and with price of just $125 it is very budget friendly. Because of ITX form factor, it has only 2 DDR4 slots, with maximum capacity of 32GB 3466Mhz memory. CPU has 6+2 phase power design with cooled mosfets which will be enough to overclock our Ryzen 3600 to get some more juice from it…

 

Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX
Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX

For $55 more we suggest Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX based on B550 chipset which will support new Ryzen 4000 CPUs and PCIe 4.0.  It comes with 8 phase CPU power delivery, two M.2-NVMe slots, built in WiFi. CPU power delivery is passively cooled by aluminium heatsink, and front M.2 SSD has heatsink too. On ITX form factor it is hard to find 4 dimm slots, so this board comes with dual DDR4-4866MHz memory slots. With good VRM and good cooling this board has good overclocking potential, and with Ryzen 4000 support it is best buy ITX motherboard. And for RGB lovers there is RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design wiht support for addressable LED & RGB LED Strips.

Corsair Vengeance LPX
Corsair Vengeance LPX

 

For this build we have chosen 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX memory on 3200MHz. This 16 GB kit is best bang for buck on the market. With good motherboard, its speed can be raised for few MHz.

 

 

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 500 GB
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 500 GB

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 500 GB is one of the best SSDs you can buy today. This drive futures speeds up to 3.5/3 GBps of read/write, and with  The black XPG heat spreader gives even better performance. It comes with 512 GB, 1TB or 2 TB capacity, and for this build we have chosen 500 GB model. If that isn’t enough for you, we added some Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1 TB 2.5″ 7200RPM mechanical hard drive. For this build we need 2.5″ drive because of ITX case.

 

 

FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W if fully modular power supply from Gold Seasonics family. This PSU comes with hybrid cooling solution, which means that under low load power supply will be passively cooled. It can deliver up to 62A of current on 12v rail which is enough for some overclock and dual GPU setup. One important thing is 10 years warranty, so you can easily put this power supply in your new rig after few years.

 

Silverstone RVZ03 is small, console-like PC case which can stand vertically or be laid on the table or under the TV. This case is slim and small, but it supports full sized ATX power supply, desktop graphic cards up to 330mm length and three 2.5″ drives. CPU cooler is limited to 83mm which is more than enough for our Noctua cooler. There is space for three 120mm fans, which means this case has good airflow and that will provide us good temperatures. It has RGB strip in front and SilverStone ARGB lighting controller for adding some more lightening.

PC Build

Name
Components
Image
Price
CPUs
  • Socket: AM4
  • Integrated Graphics: None
  • Maximum RAM: 128 GB
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • L1 Cache: 6 x 32 kB Instruction, 6 x 64 kB Data
  • L2 Cache: 6 x 512 kB
  • L3 Cache: 2 x 16 MB
Price: $175
Video Cards
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR6
  • Core Clock: 1247 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1620 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 12000 MHz
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Length: 228 mm
  • TDP: 150 W
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • DP Ports: 3
  • HDMI Ports: 1
Price: $275
Second Option
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR6
  • Core Clock: 1530 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1830 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 14000 MHz
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Length: 225.65 mm
  • TDP: 125 W
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • DP Ports: 3
  • HDMI Ports: 1
- 35$
Price: $240
Motherboards
mbo icon MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4
  • Size: Mini ITX
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAID: Yes
Price: $125
Second Option
mbo icon Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX Mini ITX AM4
  • Size: Mini ITX
  • Chipset: AMD B550
  • RAID: Yes
+ 54$
Price: $179
Memory
ram icon Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16
  • Voltage: 1.35 V
Price: $46
Storage
storage icon ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD
  • Factory: ADATA
  • Serial: ASX8200PNP-512GT-C
  • Size: 512 GB
  • Drive Width: M.2-2280
  • Bus: M.2 (M)
Price: $75
Second Option
storage icon Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1 TB 2.5" 7200RPM HDD
  • Factory: Seagate
  • Serial: ST1000LM049
  • Size: 1 TB
  • Drive Width: 2.5"
  • Bus: SATA 6 Gb/s
- 15$
Price: $60
Power Supplies
psu icon SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX
  • Wattage: 750 W
  • Modular: Full
  • Size: ATX
Price: $119
Cases
case icon Silverstone RVZ03 Mini ITX Desktop Case
  • Max GPU Length: 330 mm / 12.992"
Price: $125
CPU Coolers
cooler icon Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black 33.8 CFM
  • Speed (RPM): 600 - 2500 RPM
  • Noise Level: 14.8 - 23.6 dB
Price: $49
Total:
989$

Check Out How Good Will This Build Run Games

Results can vary in comparison to reality. Frames per second can vary because of differences in hardware and software enviroments.

Shown number of Frames Per Second is the maximal possible you can get with this build.

Game
Frames Per Second
High Settings Limited by GPU
56.1 FPS
High Settings Limited by GPU
46.5 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
75.8 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
84.3 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
200+ FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
54.8 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
169.5 FPS
High Settings Limited by GPU
47.8 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
57.5 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
103.5 FPS

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