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October 1, 2009 1:06:23 AM

I am looking to build a micro atx computer just for gaming. I am not interested in overclocking at all. I am trying to up grade my computer as cheap but as nice as possible. here is what I have so far but not sure if these are really good for gameing.
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Thermaltake VF1000BWS Black Aluminum Front Panel/ SECC Chassis MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133035
$134.99
$124.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148433
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$99.99
$89.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145256
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$7.00 Instant

$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-145-256 $104.99
$97.99

Intel BOXDQ45CB LGA 775 Intel Q45 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813121357

1 year: $16.99
2 year: $25.99
$114.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8200 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115055
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$159.99
$149.99

I will be bringing my Evga nvidia 1980 gtx into this system , I am concerned about heat . can anyone tell me how this setup will runn or maybe some tweaks in my layout that would help. thank you so much in advance

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October 1, 2009 2:27:41 AM

Get the LGA775 bolt-thru-kit from Sidewinder Computers:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html


Here's why:

http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/heatsinks/warning.htm


Corsair makes a superb memory module cooler,
which can be purchased separately at Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

... or bundled with the DIMMs:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note that the latter have slightly better timings.


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October 1, 2009 3:23:29 AM

That build is all wrong. First off the Q8200 was never meant for gaming. It's a low end quad that unless it's o/c to the max...which isn't much seeing how it has a mulit of 8...it sucks for gaming. With that budget you can build yourself an i5 rig. That LGA775 is a dead end line. Also if your looking for a decent lan case try the CM Storm Scout for $90 at newegg. It's not a micro atx case, but it's small and handy..has a carrying handle, etc... and it only weighs a few more pounds that that Thermaltake. Personally I never understood the concept of micro atx case and gaming. Unless someone is carrying their build on their bicycle they never made any sense in regards to a gaming build. Bad cooling, not much room...micro ATX and gaming are an oxymoron.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---that's the CM Scout

Try any i5 mATX board and combo it with a i5 750 and then take a look at the G.Skill DDR3 RAM 2x2 gig...which actually runs cheaper than that RAM you have listed. Another thing is your H/D. You can get a much faster 500gig Samsung F3 for $50 w/free shipping...which is perfect for gaming. 1TB is more for media...movies, etc...
October 1, 2009 4:14:11 AM

^+1

ore you could go AM3 route with AMD
October 1, 2009 5:04:28 AM

+1 for why_me [ mostly ]

Even the motherboard is horrible . Intel bioses are not built for gamers .

Now the M-atx issue .
An M-atx case can cool BETTER than an atx case IF it has the same number of fans . The reason is that the average air speed in the case can be higher . But this takes some organising and some planning

Its also means not using a case like that thermaltake that has two tiny fans shifting almost no air

This
SILVERSTONE SG04B-H Black Aluminum panels, SECC structure MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will work

even for the i5 build , or phenom build that you can afford

and get a modular power supply . In a tight case theres no room for all the unused cabling


October 9, 2009 1:24:09 AM

Ok i thank you for all your imput , I know I sound like I have no clue, and really I don't anymore. the last computer I built I built so well that I have only had to upgrade the mem and video card over the YEARS thats right years. So i been out of the loop on computer parts for quiet a while. I think the reason I want the micro is that I have to constantly move it around my house and my only mode of transportation these days is my motorcycle.
October 29, 2009 7:35:29 PM

Outlander_04 said:
+1 for why_me [ mostly ]
This
SILVERSTONE SG04B-H Black Aluminum panels, SECC structure MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will work

even for the i5 build , or phenom build that you can afford

and get a modular power supply . In a tight case theres no room for all the unused cabling



Do you know if that will fit an ATI 5780?
October 29, 2009 7:41:45 PM

voodooaddict said:
Do you know if that will fit an ATI 5780?

You should really start your own thread instead of digging up an old one. There's no such thing as a 5780, I'm going to assume you meant 5870. If that's the case, yes it will fit in the Silverstone SG04B-H case. The case specs say 'Support dual 10.5” graphics card'. The 5870 is 10.5" long.
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