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high performance micro atx build

hi im looking for a portable gaming rig to build so I can take it to friends houses. although not too important id like a case that comes with a handle on top but the gear grip carrying system would be acceptable as well if it is cheaper than buying a case with a handle I already have ram, hd, powersupply(850 watts), dvd drive, windows 7 software, mouse keyboard monitor etc but am looking for a motherboard graphics card and cpu. my goal is gaming and running battle field 4 on near perfect settings at 1080p at least 60 fps.

Approximate Purchase Date: before august

Budget Range: 600$ shipped

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: cpu motherboard graphics card

Do you need to buy OS: / No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pc partspicker.com

Location:usa pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: intel cpu

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: carrying handle or not, micro atx case

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: portable gaming rig
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  1. Bitfenix Prodigy?




    If so:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $589.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 04:17 EDT-0400)
  2. You won't get a performance pc for $600. You'll get an entry point pc. See what Linus put together - http://youtu.be/LcVbFXSlgEc $1000
  3. camohanna said:
    Bitfenix Prodigy?




    If so:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxaE/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $589.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 04:17 EDT-0400)


    thanks for your help. does the 587 price include the bit fenix case? if not any other micro atx cases you could recommend that will fit said components?
  4. also whats the difference between micro atx mid tower and micro atx desktop? which is bigger?
  5. also I have a : Thermaltake Black Widow 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

    will this fit ina micro atx case?
  6. Best answer
    Hmm, sound like you would suit a corsair 350D. I dont know if that psu will fit into the prodigy.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxl9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxl9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxl9/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $588.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 04:29 EDT-0400)
  7. does the i5 4670k come with a cpu cooler?
  8. ok thank you all for your help vi decided I want something like this:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxoD

    I added the same psu that I have now to the parts list to check for compatibility the price should be just shy of 620$ what do you guys think of the current setup? I dont necessarily need a case with handles since they have the straps you can buy for 20$
  9. Bert Dintson said:
    does the i5 4670k come with a cpu cooler?


    Sure does.
  10. Bert Dintson said:
    ok thank you all for your help vi decided I want something like this:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xxoD

    I added the same psu that I have now to the parts list to check for compatibility the price should be just shy of 620$ what do you guys think of the current setup? I dont necessarily need a case with handles since they have the straps you can buy for 20$


    Looks good. Have fun with your build :)
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