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I'd like some help with a portable 1500$ or less build. (Including a monitor)

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December 24, 2013 12:17:26 AM

I want to build an overclockable computer that can make games look gorgeous all the while maintaining a small good looking form factor.

Price point: 1500$ AUD (Including a monitor)

Parts i've found that might fin in nicely:

Cpu: i5 4670k

Cpu cooler: Hyper 212 EVO

Graphics card: possibly an r9 280x or maybe an r9 290 when the custom coolers come out

I'd like to use either a Mini itx or Micro-ATX motherboard

I'm constantly moving about so i'd like a portable case.

I hope to play games such as: Battlefield 4 and all that graphically intensive good stuff.

Extra points if the build budget includes a network adapter.

I'm hoping to order this build to australia by january.

P.S I'd like to order everything from the same site.

More about : portable 1500 build including monitor

December 24, 2013 12:36:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2p8lD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2p8lD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2p8lD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($389.00 @ Scorptec)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1494.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 19:36 EST+1100)
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December 24, 2013 12:38:58 AM

Here is a nice video that I think might give you some inspiration. It is mainly a video editing rig, but is also a fantastic gaming PC.
They use a mini-itx form factor in a Bitfenix prodigy, which provides excellent portability.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26nTEBjJ4iM
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December 24, 2013 1:02:40 AM

What a gorgeous looking build but i have some problems.

1: i don't like that case... it's just... not the right one for me.

2 : I have a spare copy windows 7 lying around.

3: Will that PSU even cover an overclocked system like this?

4: For a monitor i'm leaning towards an ASUS VX238H 23in Widescreen LED Monitor

5: I suppose an ssd won't fit in my price point

Everything else is looking damn fine.
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December 24, 2013 1:02:40 AM

Maybe an SG09
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December 26, 2013 9:59:34 AM

Top Shelf said:
What a gorgeous looking build but i have some problems.

1: i don't like that case... it's just... not the right one for me.

2 : I have a spare copy windows 7 lying around.

3: Will that PSU even cover an overclocked system like this?

4: For a monitor i'm leaning towards an ASUS VX238H 23in Widescreen LED Monitor .
5: I suppose an ssd won't fit in my price point?
Everything else is looking damn fine.

1: i don't like that case... it's just... not the right one for me. Personal preference i was just going by budget

2 : I have a spare copy windows 7 lying around. You needed to put that in your first post

3: Will that PSU even cover an overclocked system like this?Yes, 600w is enough for a single gpu and overclocking i currently run a i5 3570k and a amd 7950 on a xfx 550 watt and both the card and cpu are overclocked

4: For a monitor i'm leaning towards an ASUS VX238H 23in Widescreen LED Monitor. Personal preference i just recommended the ben q because that is what i have

5: I suppose an ssd won't fit in my price point i will do some adjustments and let you know.
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December 26, 2013 10:13:46 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2qlOs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2qlOs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2qlOs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($268.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($359.00 @ PLE Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($179.00 @ PLE Computers)
Other: SilverStone SG09 Micro-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black ($118.85)
Total: $1494.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 05:12 EST+1100)
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