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February 5, 2014 11:25:31 PM

I plan on upgrading my current 2012 Laptop to a Micro ATX Desktop PC, It will need to be able to reach an overclock of at least 4.3Ghz Play Most Games like Battlefield 4 for example on Ultra at 1080p (preferably NVIDIA) and Edit Video and do 3D Modeling relatively fast. My current laptop has i3, 4gb RAM 500gb 5400rpm Hard Drive. So anything is and improvement.

No need for a Monitor, OS or Optical drive. Will need Keyboard, Mouse, Wireless Network Card, Power Supply with enough head room for Overclocking the Graphics Card slightly and the CPU as said above. A 250gb+ SSD and 2tb+ HDD.

My Current Build Idea: https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lis...

I do live in Australia ( Yes, prices are expensive) so could I please have all parts ordered from www.pccasegear.com for shipping purposes.
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February 6, 2014 4:04:16 AM

Can't open your idea.
Hey you goPCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M OC Formula Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($559.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMW 802.11ac Mini-PCI-Express Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW Heat Orange Wired Laser Mouse ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $2051.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 23:03 EST+1100)
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February 6, 2014 6:34:09 AM

I've stuck with the same storage drives as they are good if you need that much capacity. I've also ignored peripherals, but left space in the budget for them, they are pretty subjective things.

If you want a Bitfenix Prodigy, you should go ITX. The "M" version is pretty poor by comparison, and you'll run into various issues along the way. Assuming you still want to stick with mATX, I've gone for the similarly priced Fractal Design Arc Mini, which is a pretty conventional tower, but great quality and compact.

You didn't mention why you wanted to go mATX. Some mATX motherboards support SLI, but adding a wireless card negates this potential. If you only ever want to have a single graphics card, and wireless, this is perfectly achievable on ITX if you are looking for something smaller.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($559.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1907.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 01:26 EST+1100)
The memory is just a placeholder as the memory you picked is fine but not listed on pcpartpicker.
You could comfortably settle for a GTX770 and save yourself a nice bunch of cash, but at the current prices the R9 290 does squeeze quite nicely in there.
The PSU is partly due to lack of pcpartpicker support. On PCcasegear there is the Seasonic M12 II 620, G-650, Antec True Power Classic 650, Corsair RM650 are all pretty decent.
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February 6, 2014 6:46:00 AM

The perfect inbetweener.
You can change the CPU cooler from 212 evo to noctua NH-D14
I also didn't include peripherals, but also left a sum of money for you to buy it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($225.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($499.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1914.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 01:45 EST+1100)
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