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Badassery? Lanbox idea, check specs and tell me what you think:

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Rate my config, 10 is highest, 1 is lowest.

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March 11, 2008 8:12:30 AM

Here's the link to the Newegg list. As soon as I get a spare $1000 in again, I'm considering building a lanbox:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/PublicWis...

I'll post the stats here as well. I personally like the config a lot particularly the case (which I don't plan on changing unless there's just an absolutely superb alternative). Keep in mind, this is all supposed to be MicroATX, and even though I don't care about budget much at all, I'm not interested in putting an Ultra and a QX6850 in here. I've also provided a poll to vote on my current config. I appreciate the votes and input. This is also to give other people ideas for game systems if they're on the fence about what to do.

I actually have the case as part of another system, and it's kick ass. And I've also used the 8800GT and the q6600, so I know they're quality. But it's the whole build together I'm looking at.

APEVIA X-QPACK2-RED/500 Black/ Red Aluminum Body/ Front Mask MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 500W Power Supply

GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G33 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B
March 11, 2008 1:04:52 PM

I'd say Raptor in a small cramped case is a no-no.

Not to mention that WD AAKS and Seagate 7200.10/11 offer similar performance...
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March 11, 2008 2:05:28 PM

Definately get a quality brand PSU, but I'd likely go for the Earthwatts 500W or Corsair 520W if you plan on OCing that quad.
March 11, 2008 2:59:08 PM

Might want to get a heatsink for the Q6600. Nothing big, obviously, but something, nonetheless.
March 13, 2008 12:01:50 AM

Heatsink won't fit in that case, the standard size is all there's room for.

The case only fits Micro ATX and Baby AT, so that mobo is a no-go.

And I'd happily switch the raptor for a Seagate 500gb..

And I already have the case for another system, so I'm about to test out the PSU.
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