Help building a slim gaming pc

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Posted 4th Mar
I have no experience but am looking to build a decent gaming pc that is no more than 15 cms wide. I’m looking to lay the pc flat on the shelf of a tv cabinet which is why the size is important.

Can anyone recommend a list of parts that would make a respectable rig and won’t cost heaven and earth?

Thanks in advance
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So you're wanting a desktop style PC case or a regular tower case lying on its side? Whats your budget for a start? Cheap for a gaming PC would be £500-600, £1000 for a mid range and skys the limit for a super dooper build.

Edit - Also presume you're wanting something quiet if its sat in the living room?
Cheap, Thin and Quiet, powerful - Not possible to have all 3
Edited by: "MrKrabs" 4th Mar
A mini-ITX motherboard, which is generally the smallest size with a PCI-E slot, is 17cm wide so at 15cm you're looking at at barebones or pre-built MiniPC rather than something assembled from components.

Unless you've got more height than width under the TV and can get away with something 20-25cm high.
MrKrabs04/03/2020 12:35

So you're wanting a desktop style PC case or a regular tower case lying on …So you're wanting a desktop style PC case or a regular tower case lying on its side? Whats your budget for a start? Cheap for a gaming PC would be £500-600, £1000 for a mid range and skys the limit for a super dooper build.Edit - Also presume you're wanting something quiet if its sat in the living room?Cheap, Thin and Quiet, powerful - Not possible to have all 3


Thanks for your reply. The pc can take any form as long as it’s no wider than 15 cm’s to fit to slot into a shelf. Would be looking to lay a desktop on its side rather than stand it up to fit the gap.

£500-£600 is about what I would be looking to spend on a build ideally.

Ideally it would be quiet as possible although size is the most important factor
bigmackyd04/03/2020 13:14

Thanks for your reply. The pc can take any form as long as it’s no wider t …Thanks for your reply. The pc can take any form as long as it’s no wider than 15 cm’s to fit to slot into a shelf. Would be looking to lay a desktop on its side rather than stand it up to fit the gap. £500-£600 is about what I would be looking to spend on a build ideally. Ideally it would be quiet as possible although size is the most important factor


Length and depth aren’t as important as would be looking to lay the pc on its side to fit that 15cm gap
Choose power efficient parts, so AMD CPUs, pretty much any Nvidia GPU and only the more recent Radeons.
Also look for a semi passive gold rated PSU as that will be silent until it is pulling up to 250w or so depending on the model.
You can also get semi passive GPUs so the whole system can be quiet or silent until you push it 100%.
Cooling is the issue in these scenarios as you have a narrow case installed in an area with poor airflow.
PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…Vf9

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£112.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01-E HTPC Case (£82.37 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£64.98 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £778.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…rp8

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.90 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card (£204.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Thermaltake Core G3 ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.46 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £749.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Edited by: "Cisco060606" 4th Mar
PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…jvW

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£107.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.90 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Team T-Force Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£44.64 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£64.79 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (£153.46 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Thermaltake Core G3 ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.46 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £597.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-04 14:52 GMT+0000
Edited by: "Cisco060606" 4th Mar
PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…4Pn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£107.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£54.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£36.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£64.79 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB OC Low Profile Video Card (£139.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Aerocool CS-101 MicroATX Slim Case (£27.06 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: be quiet! POWER 2 400 W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply (£58.70 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £490.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-04 14:36 GMT+0000
Case which under 15cm and takes full height GPU on top of my head are

TT Core G3
Silverstone RVZ 01 - 03/ ML07/ ML08/ FTZ01
Fractal design Node 202

then you have slim desktop case, which support low-profile GPU only
The most powerful LP GPU is GTX1650
Thanks for your researecommends
Cisco06060604/03/2020 15:29

Case which under 15cm and takes full height GPU on top of my head areTT …Case which under 15cm and takes full height GPU on top of my head areTT Core G3Silverstone RVZ 01 - 03/ ML07/ ML08/ FTZ01Fractal design Node 202then you have slim desktop case, which support low-profile GPU onlyThe most powerful LP GPU is GTX1650


Thanks for your research and recommendations. It’s always good to have someone who has experience to share their knowledge. I’m looking for something that’s fairly future proof so will have a good look at your suggestions. Would 8gb ram suffice for most gaming or do I really need to be looking at 16 gb as a minimum?
bigmackyd04/03/2020 17:52

Thanks for your researecommendsThanks for your research and …Thanks for your researecommendsThanks for your research and recommendations. It’s always good to have someone who has experience to share their knowledge. I’m looking for something that’s fairly future proof so will have a good look at your suggestions. Would 8gb ram suffice for most gaming or do I really need to be looking at 16 gb as a minimum?


RAM are cheap enough now. Personally would go for 16 GB.

I watch some video on tech youtuber. They all commenting due to the virus, the production has stopped. Hardware price could go up in short term.
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