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.
Thermaltake VF1000BWS Black Aluminum Front Panel/ SECC Chassis MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133035
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
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
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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.