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December 29, 2013 9:09:33 PM

hello all, at the moment i am using a full scale case for a gaming rig. im looking to downsize a little and increase preformence of the rig all over. in this build i plan on overclocking the rig to get the best preformence i can out of it.

i would like to use some parts from the MSI gaming and or Lightning series because of the overclock ability and class 3 and 4 components used.

any ideas and or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 10:04:49 PM

whats your budget?

what are the specs of your old system?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 10:12:23 PM

Also need to know what parts are you planning on reusing so we don't add them into build suggestions
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December 30, 2013 8:10:41 AM

I am running a i5 3470 at 3.8ghz. Xfx 1gb 7850, 8gs of corsair vengeance ram 1600, msi z87a g45 mobo. 1ssd and hdd set up for storage and boot.

Reason why I'm doing a downsizing upgrade is I move a lot and want something portable.

Budget ~1 grand

Im most likely to keep my 700watt psu and the 2 drives and the ram.If it is a lga1155 build then the i5-3470 too
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a b 4 Gaming
December 30, 2013 10:38:50 AM

This Prodigy case comes is Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red & White so you have your choice for picks, also with the removeable HDD rack, it will allow you to fit whatever new graphic card you wish into it. Since you have a decent chip right now might as well use it along with your ram, SDD and HDD. So Ill just list out your options of you could order also I put in a MSI Gtx 780 it has one of those see in cart price specials for $469 right now. So i had to put in the price manually. Here is the link to it

Msi Gtx 780 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77IA-E53 Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($113.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($469.99)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $743.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-30 13:36 EST-0500)

Since you are going to get into overclocking your card Nzxt had a new product coming out I would highly recommend, it is called the Kraken G10, it is a bracket to attach to the new graphic cards which will allow you to hook up a Kraken 40 to it and effectively watercool your GPU. It's at least worth considering, anyways hope this helps you a little
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