I am going on an extended cruise (active duty navy) and want to build a rugged, portable gaming box that is as small as I can manage. The following is what I have put together, though I have concerns about both processor and ambient cooling, as well as getting all of it to fit into so small a box. I am not unhappy with the price, but am not sure the performance per dollar of the dual card setup is worth it.
I don't have a lot of time (2 weeks from now basically) to finish the build and get it assembled; so any help is greatly appreciated. If I am being overly optimistic about all of this, please let me know.
1 LIAN LI PC-V351B Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811112222
1 SILVERSTONE ST85F-P 850W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817256058
1 ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131371
Sorry for not posting based on the sticky, I finished the build kinda late last night and just wanted to get some impressions, here is all the info:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 2-3k, not a big deal in either direction, but no desire to spend more for no real gain
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, 3d modeling, Video/Photo Editing, general workstation use
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: none really, I am looking for a thin, small footprint 1080 p monitor, something that could fit on a 17" wide, 13" deep desk with room for a compact full size keyboard and mouse.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: High quality, and would like to stick w/ an intel processor
OVERCLOCKING: whatever I can get by with in a small enclosure
CROSSFIRE: Maybe, but not a requirement, I just care about performance.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: x1080 or x1200, doesn't matter
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The PC needs to be relitively small, though I could perhaps take something a bit larger if it was still very portable. I needs to be relatively rugged, as I will be transporting it somewhat frequently, and it will be operated on an Aircraft Carrier - it can get a bit bumpy.