Advice Some help for first ITX build, and CPU upgrade

henenzzzzzzzzzz

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I'm looking to upgrade my PC as my needs are far beyond my CPU now. And I'm also looking to downsize from an ATX build to ITX for university.

Current Build
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For £0.00)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For £0.00)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory (Purchased For £0.00)
Memory: Crucial 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 CL15 Memory (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Mini Video Card (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
Total: $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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New Build
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£179.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£129.92 @ More Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory (Purchased For £0.00)
Memory: Crucial 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 CL15 Memory (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: SanDisk Ultra 3D 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Mini Video Card (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: RAIJINTEK Metis Plus Mini ITX Tower Case (£63.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
Total: £372.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-11 13:41 BST+0100


After the zen 3 unveiled I was quite disappointed due to the increase in price of the 5600x so I'm going to stay with last gen and get the 3600 as that alone will be a massive upgrade over the i3 6100 that has served me well. The Mentis Plus seems like it has everything from a cheapish case that I would need, not requiring me to change out my PSU and increase the cost, as I'm trying to keep the total under £400 and hopefully around £350.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do differently or other things I might not of considered? Probably going to bite the bullet and buy it all on Prime Day.
 

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henenzzzzzzzzzz

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About case: Zotac GTX1060 Mini specification (GPU is 174mm length) and Raijintek Metis Plus supporting up to 170mm GPU length

I`m with FD Core 500 it is OK for 19L case (using with U12S heatsink and ATX PSU), but most missing feature for me is 3-slot support

CM MasterBox NR200 looks very good, but is with higher price and at the moment no availability (found NR200P for £90 but still unavailable)

From what I've seen online it's only 170mm is your PSU is greater than 150mm and mine is 140mm so I should be good :)

I've looked at those cases and they look great only thing is that the mentis is still the smallest which is something I'd want out of the case. Thanks for the suggestions tho!