I'm planning on building a new sff build for LAN parties, most of the compoents i already had in my posession; ram, mb (from an old hp build), corsair hx620, radeon 4850, wd 160gb caviar. the only part i'm hung on is which cpu go get, the mb is an am2+ board but it only supports first gen phenoms and am2 athlon x2's. i'm looking for price/performance and i don't know if i should get a high end dual core or a low/midrange triple core? the 77XX series of dual core and the new phenom II's aren't compatible btw so those are out of the question.
Fullmetal: does a CM 690 sound/look like a SFF casing to you? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
FYI: SFF = Small Form Factor in case you didn't know Read the title. Also i have done several SG-02F rigs and the detachable bar for 2 x 80mm fans are strategically placed above the GPU area and with neat cable management and modular PSU it anything but crap unlike your gross ignorance of what an SFF build looks like or the hardware involved lol The worst part is OP specifically pointed to that same casing *slaps forehead*
I believe the 6-pin connectors for the 4850's are in the front of the card as opposed to the top. That would kind of hinder it getting into that case easily, unless there is an extra inch or 2 in the case to connect the card....or the connector is on the top.
Well it is a small but a growing market segment i feel Most of my clients are normal working joes just wanting a nice looking small rig to highlight their living rooms parked beside there LCD TVs Others specifically want a portable small casing with a discrete inside to go LAN partying hehe