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Help with this $1600 Budget Micro ATX build

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May 31, 2009 1:46:17 AM

Just wondering if there is anything I should change in this MATX build.

LG Black 22X Dvd Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

NZXT Rogue Black Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146044

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317

SAMSUNG 2243WM Black 22" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001993

EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341023

Logitech G15 Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126034

RAZER Diamondback 3G Flame Red Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153025

Patriot 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220367

ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131371

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

ZALMAN CNPS8700 2 Ball CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118030
May 31, 2009 5:35:49 AM

Also, the operating system will be Windows 7 as it's main OS.
May 31, 2009 12:59:59 PM

That psu you have only comes with two pci-e connectors, so it's not going to help if you decide to run SLI...which it's apparent your not. This psu down below is more than enough to push that build and then some. It's also modular, which I would think would be a big plus seeing how your going with that case. Also change out your RAM to DDR3 1600 (1200).

A few questions I wanted to ask you...what is the purpose for going with the micro atx set up...is it for LANS ?,... and what is your monitors resolution ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 ($59.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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May 31, 2009 3:38:08 PM

The reason for the micro is for portability to lans or to wherever. The monitors resolution is 1680 x 1050. The ocz fatality 550W is out of stock on newegg.
May 31, 2009 5:06:46 PM

Passport said:
The reason for the micro is for portability to lans or to wherever. The monitors resolution is 1680 x 1050. The ocz fatality 550W is out of stock on newegg.


http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $74.99 | $49.99 after MIR
OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail
May 31, 2009 5:35:12 PM

I'd swap the Gene for an MSI X58M, it's cheaper with close to the same features.
May 31, 2009 5:47:54 PM

Eh I think I would stick with the Asus. I have had bad experiences with MSI motherboards, and the Asus is top of the line mATX for X58 right now. If you want cheaper than go DFI LP JR.
May 31, 2009 5:59:36 PM

for the last time microsoftx6>g15. G15 sucks so dont buy it
May 31, 2009 7:49:29 PM

Passport said:
The reason for the micro is for portability to lans or to wherever. The monitors resolution is 1680 x 1050. The ocz fatality 550W is out of stock on newegg.


The more I look at that case you have...the pics, it's not all that convenient to haul around seeing it has no "handle". If I was to have a portable case with similar looks, I would want a handle, and of course a case that weighed the same or even less without giving up functionality. I found that case. Also the case I found allows a full atx mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $74.99 | $49.99 after MIR
OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $234.99 Free Shipping*
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <--- better pics and specs of that case on the cooler master site

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...
May 31, 2009 8:52:04 PM

:/  the storm scout isn't really a lanparty case...its a midtower with a handle on it. I suppose if that is what you like then go for it.
May 31, 2009 9:14:57 PM

xthekidx said:
:/ the storm scout isn't really a lanparty case...its a midtower with a handle on it. I suppose if that is what you like then go for it.


I see zero pluses with the micro atx case over the CM. The CM is lighter, has a handle, more room to work with. So what would be the benefits of the micro atx case?
May 31, 2009 9:32:30 PM

Why_Me said:
I see zero pluses with the micro atx case over the CM. The CM is lighter, has a handle, more room to work with. So what would be the benefits of the micro atx case?

Its smaller, which is kinda the whole point of the mATX build. If he doesn't mind having a Mid tower then the Storm scout is an excellent case.
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