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G4 Cube build / GA-H270N-WiFi / i7-6500 / Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GAMING

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Hi everyone,

Just acquired a great looking cube (been trying to find a good one for a fair price) I got it in Mexico and have it delivered to the US. To be honest it is a shame to have to take it apart, it's so perfect! But then again what's the point of having it sitting on a box.

So, I am not an expert on this, in fact, this is my first ever built (always wanted to have a custom built) and when I saw this in particular, I just had to find a way on doing it.

What is desired to have:
  • Mini ITX LGA-1151 mobo: GA-H270N-WiFi
  • Intel i7 6500
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 TI GAMING EVGA model (May consider GTX 1060 mini)
  • EZDIY-FAB NEW PCI Express PCIe3.0 16x Flexible Cable Card Extension
  • Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s
  • Inateck ST1002S 2"x2.5" SSD to 3.5" Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit Bracket (May use something like this)
  • SanDisk 1TB Ultra 3D NAND SATA III SSD and Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB (Windows 10 and OSX Partition SSD and files/games on HDD)
  • Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 (Considering one of this as well for OSX)
  • BCM94352Z NGFF M.2 WiFi WLAN Bluetooth 4.0 (Not sure about compatibility)
  • Power: DC 12V 250W 24Pin Pico ATX Switch PSU or DC 12V 250W mini Pico PSU PC ATX
  • Cable Matters 24-Pin ATX Power Supply M/F Extension Cable
  • Noctua - NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler
My main concern is the power, thus, made the calculations on PCPARTPICKER - 211W ~ out of the 250W (Not sure this will work). Other than that OS compatibility, I want to run Mac OS Sierra or El Capitan and if possible High Sierra.

I'm still getting the Money's together, but I'm starting ordering parts this week. I hope this is enough information to get some advise prior to start spending money.


Thanks!

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Welcome to the forums! Sounds like your build is very similar to mine. Here's my thread on the machine I built last year. I wound up going with a T variant CPU, and I've never had any power problems, measured pull rarely goes over 120W max. Plays most games my wife and I are interested in (Overwatch, PUBG, Fallout, etc.) pretty well, with no real issues. Just keep an eye on the thermals, that was a tricky part for me.
 
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Welcome to the forums! Sounds like your build is very similar to mine. Here's my thread on the machine I built last year. I wound up going with a T variant CPU, and I've never had any power problems, measured pull rarely goes over 120W max. Plays most games my wife and I are interested in (Overwatch, PUBG, Fallout, etc.) pretty well, with no real issues. Just keep an eye on the thermals, that was a tricky part for me.
I've been looking through the forums and "learning" basically, I really liked your specs. Your build is what inspire me!, and of course I will be following your guidelines on it. I am considering going with the T variant as well, and to save some money and so it can go somewhere else.
Have you finished installing the OSX?, I still have a lot of questions, about WiFi + Bluetooth card, and so on...
 
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I know it's heresy, but I still haven't gotten around to installing OS X- I'd love to get another SSD to facilitate that, but I haven't tried beyond just booting from the installer.
 
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