Some of the low-tier AMD CPUs released last year are now in a position to be added to our main build chart.
I’m the managing editor for Logical Increments, but I’m also a fan and a user of LI’s build guides and other resources. Each and every time I decide to build a computer, some of the research happens on this very site. The video above is a walkthrough of my Micro ATX PC building experience last September, which resulted from that research here and elsewhere.
Below you can find some more details on the build and video, as well as a full parts list.
Mini ITX PCs are famous among builders for being deceptively difficult and expensive to create. The unassuming, small stature of such builds may make them look like smaller projects than mid towers or full towers to newcomers—but the tight spaces in the cases, the higher temperatures of such close quarters, and the specialty parts they sometimes require can balloon the challenge and the cost.
In this article, we take a look at putting together a tiny build for a modest price: building a capable Mini ITX small form factor computer for about $390, similar in price and performance to a larger low-end PC.
Two new high-end, arguably-professional-grade Intel CPUs made their debut in late 2018: the i9-9900k and the i7-9800x, which come endowed with higher core counts, higher thread counts, and higher price tags than the previous generation of Intel CPUs.
They offer different features and are designed for compatibility with different chipsets. New Intel builders with hefty budgets and those looking to upgrade their high-end Intel workstation desktops will want to take a close look at these options.