Question Need Help Building Mini-ITX PC for Graphic Design & Casual Gaming (Around $1000 Budget)

Jan 13, 2023
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Hello guys,

I need your help to build a PC that will serve me for the next 5+ years.

I know the PC assembly process, the components, their roles and importance, but I know all that to some extent in practice and a little less in theory (especially when it comes to cooling and aesthetics). For this reason, I would appreciate your experiences, opinions, suggestions and the like. I would be very grateful if someone could take the time to help me.
  • I mostly use the PC for work. I am a Graphic Designer and the programs I use the most are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Webflow, etc. I often have 10+ tabs opened in Chrome with one or two of the Graphic Design programs, so I would like to have 32GB of RAM so that I don't have problems with multitasking.
  • I've had a bigger case before, so I'd like a Mini ITX this time around. I like that it doesn't take up too much space and is easily portable when needed.
  • It is important for me to have a good Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection because with the previous build the cables drove me crazy. I also have a laptop, so it is much easier for me to switch from one machine to another if all the devices are wireless (mouse, keyboard, headphones, etc.).
  • I have an external hard drive that I often transfer from one device to another, so it is important to me that the motherboard and the case have a front USB-C port.
  • Since I am a designer, aesthetics are important to me. I like minimalism, I'm not a big fan of RGB, but I wouldn't want my case to be completely dark either.
  • I occasionally play CS:GO, so I'd like it to be fluid (300+ FPS).
So, these are some of my choices. I would like you to help me and advise me what I could change. Where to save money, and where to spend a little more. Is there something which is overkill for my needs, do I maybe need to add more fans or coolers, etc.
This is the PC Part Picker List.
Please, feel free to suggest me if some components are a complete failure or if you think there are better options than the ones listed. None of the components on the list are strict, except maybe the process around which I built the machine.

Thank you in advance for your time and help.

Best regards,
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Most all new boards come with an M.2 heatsink so don't purchase an SSD that comes with a heatsink. This cpu down below gives you an extra four threads vs the 12400F. This RAM down below is SK Hynix modules .. the same as G.Skill DDR5. That Noctua cooler is overkill for an i5.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Internal SSD $179.00
Team T-Force Vulcan DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $128.99
ASUS ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WiFi $219.99
Intel Core i5-13400F $209.99

DeepCool AK400 $34.99
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