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new MicroATX PC Build, advice please

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January 13, 2008 9:59:57 AM


I am going to be building a new computer soon, it'll be packed into a Thermaltake Lanbox, I've lined up some components after looking around. Are there any major problems, it should all fit together and work.. I'm looking at gaming with this machine after some minor overclocking, I'm still undecided on the graphics card. I'm am also starting to question the processor and powersupply..

Gigabyte GA G33M-S2 Micro ATX
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital RAID Edition 160GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
Intel Core 2 Duo E2180 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.00GHz
PowerColor HD 3850 Pro PCS 512MB
Corsair VX450W 450 Watt PSU
Pioneer DVR-115DBK 20x DVD±RW IDE Dual Layer ReWriter 17.61
Thermaltake VF1000SNA Lanbox

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January 13, 2008 11:17:21 AM

For a pc in a lanbox, you did pretty well, it looks like you thought through the low heat parts. A "E" series processor is pretty ideal, especially with overclocking. As far as a GPU goes you need somthing cool, powercolour are usually pretty good with stock cooling. And for a PSU, for my lanbox, i got the one with the largest fan possible to aid in bringing in cool air, just a thought. I would go a 500 or 550 for that build, mostly to keep eficiency high and heat low.

Hope you got somthing out of that ramble lol..
January 13, 2008 12:01:43 PM

Ok, thanks mate, I did consider a 500W PSU and I've just roughly calculated how much this thing will need so it would probs be for the better. Especialy with a big fan getting some circulation going.
January 13, 2008 12:01:55 PM

Looks like a nice rig to me.