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M-ITX budget gaming PC, CPU Cooler problem

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January 1, 2014 11:59:34 AM

My cousin is thinking of buying a gaming computer, he wants a very small case and he has a pretty low budget.
I came up with a build, but I'm not sure, I have no experience with M-ITX cases.
We will be buying all the components from Dabs, The only available case is the CoolerMaster elite 120 advanced, the problem with this case is there is only 65mm space for a CPU cooler.
Here's the build I made up, Please have a read and tell me what to change :) 
-CPU- AMD A10 6700
-HDD- 1tb Seagate Barracuda
-MoBo- MSI FM2-A75IA-E53
-RAM- 4GB 1866 Crucial Ballistix Sport
-Optical drive- Cheap reliable Samsung
-PSU- Corsair 430W CX

My cousin's budget is about €400, and he only intends to play simple games like Happy Wheels and Minecraft, but he would like it to be able to run modern games, if possible on minimum graphics.
Should I go for a A10 5800k with an after-market cooler instead? Any other recommendations or advise would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

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January 1, 2014 12:09:00 PM

There is enough room for any CPU's stock cooler under the PSU in that case. I had that case with an A10-5800K. Your build should be fine for 720p gaming with high end games and 1080p gaming with the type of games you mention. And with that 430W Corsair, he can add a decent gfx card later if he chooses.
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January 1, 2014 12:18:08 PM

clutchc said:
There is enough room for any CPU's stock cooler under the PSU in that case. I had that case with an A10-5800K. Your build should be fine for 720p gaming with high end games and 1080p gaming with the type of games you mention. And with that 430W Corsair, he can add a decent gfx card later if he chooses.

Thanks for the reply, Should we get the 5800k? Is there any real difference in performance? Gaming wise, because It saves about €20.

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