I revised my SG-13 based on some feedback here. Take a look?


Efficiency Noob
Original poster
Dec 25, 2019
I'm wondering if there are better (i.e. faster / quieter) options for fans out there that maybe I'm not aware of? I did my best to compare. Open to any suggestions about anything, not just fans :p

This was my first post (everyone was super helpful): https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/my-proposed-sg13-build-open-to-suggestions.12069/

I switched from Intel to AMD due to lower TDP + better performance on the Ryzen 5 3600 (non-X).

Anyway, here's the build:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken 3 50.79 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case ($57.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan
Total: $1020.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-21 15:30 EST-0500


Airflow Optimizer
Nov 15, 2016
A few things I noticed.
Do you think 1TB will be enough storage?
Make sure the PSU comes with the ATX to SFX adapter plate. I bought my SF600 Gold refurbished so I didn't get one, but I also didn't need it for my cases.
In your previous thread, you said you had a budget of $1500 USD. For future proofing, I would go with a current gen GPU. You could spend around $250 more and get an RX 5700XT, or around $300 more and get a GTX 2070, whichever performs better I guess lol. My point is if you have the budget use it on the best and newest components now if you want to future proof.
Otherwise, I'd say your build looks very solid.
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Efficiency Noob
Original poster
Dec 25, 2019
Thanks! 1 TB will be enough as I have a 14TB server for all the media etc.

Good call on the adapter. I double checked and mine has one!