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Micro ATX vs Full Size ATX FOR GAMING?

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March 25, 2013 9:38:44 AM

ive already got my build here: I just wanted to know if micro ATX here was proper for gaming and ALSO would everything would fit in the case properly?
Im on a tight budget

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 ($98.24)
Motherboard - Gigabyte AMD 760G ($56.99)
Video Card - HIS iCooler H775F1GD Radeon HD 7770 ($120)----------->(-$30) + FARCRY 3 for free *MAIL IN REBATE*
RAM - Corsair XMS3 4 GB ($36.95)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500 GB ($57.15)
Case - Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case ($29.99)
Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ($40)
Optical Drive – Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X ($15.99)
OS - Windows 7 ($91,17)

a b V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:41:14 AM

if you going to buy a micro atx case, make sure the video card will fit.
March 25, 2013 9:42:46 AM

rgd1101 said:
if you going to buy a micro atx case, make sure the video card will fit.


Thats what im asking you guys

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a c 216 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:44:48 AM

I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
I see no problem with your build.

If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.
March 25, 2013 9:48:37 AM

geofelt said:
I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
I see no problem with your build.

If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.


you think the case of the pc(13.86" x 6.89" x 13.78") will be able to fit all these components including the GPU?????This is a gaming rig, btw
a b V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:52:57 AM

Also if you can find it in your budget get a 9xx series AM3+ motherboard. it will still work with the CPU you picked but will give you the ability to upgrade in the future. along with having sata 3 and usb 3 you can( later on) get a AM3+ CPU for a performance upgrade. I believe they have 960 boards but i know they have the 970 boards cheap.

I only say this so you are well informed before your purchase.
a b V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:54:07 AM

Ok, look. Go to the page where they're selling the 7770 and see how long it is.

Then go to a review of the case you're thinking about, and see how much room it has for the video card.

That answers your question.
a b V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:57:20 AM

the 7770's are small and there should be no reason for it not to fit.
a c 216 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 9:58:24 AM

Minhaz Ali said:
geofelt said:
I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
I see no problem with your build.

If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.


you think the case of the pc(13.86" x 6.89" x 13.78") will be able to fit all these components including the GPU?????This is a gaming rig, btw


Not a problem. The graphics card is about 7-8" long, and the case has perhaps 12" available for the card.
The case supports M-ATX sixed motherboards
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