Micro ATX Build for Fun

Thinking about doing a fun build for LAN events or just general showing off.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month $800 - 1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Multitasking, surfing the internet, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (N/A

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, or other reputable site.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Micro ATX

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: either

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 24" at least

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet, preferably a window.
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  1. Maybe ditch the BR ODD and go conventional DVDRW SATA if not needed and smack a HD4890 in :P
  2. AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103675

    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
    $57.99

    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394
    $79.99
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3141&ProductName=GA-MA785GM-US2H


    XFX HD-487A-ZHDC Radeon HD 4870 1GB XXX 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $162.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150395


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074
    $49.99

    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118032
    $30.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail $74.99-$20.00 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Total: $756.92
  3. With a MicroATX typically you won't have SLI or Crossfire.
    This build is based on the new AMD chipset 785.
    Feel free to improve on anything you want.
  4. A micro ATX motherboard in a full tower case?! Doesn't that miss the point of the OP's intended use of "LAN events"? I'll post a build in a few minutes that should be more along the lines of what the OP had in mind.
  5. These case has handles and is full ATX, if you like that.

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&Tpk=coolermaster%20scout
  6. This build includes everything but the keyboard and mouse.

    Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129041

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM (Includes free Windows 7 updrade coupon)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235877.11-129-041 $174.98 (Case + OS combo)

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.237068 $258.99 (CPU + GPU combo)

    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.237033 $154.98 (motherboard + RAM combo)

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.232794 $118.98 - $20.00 MIR (PSU + optical drive combo)

    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049 $219.99

    Total - $1,002.91 - $20.00 MIR's

    The case doesn't have a side window, but should work great for this build.

    If that's pushing the budget a bit too close, you could go with this PSU + optical drive combo.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.237098
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