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Need Help Choosing Parts For Mini-ITX Build (Please)

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July 2, 2010 8:23:19 AM

Hi everyone hows things going? I need some help on this build. Here is what i'm looking at. I would like to build a powerful Mini-ITX rig for WCG/Other as listed below and was hoping i could get some ideas from you guys on parts. I am open to all ideas but it must be Mini-ITX. Thanks in advance. :bounce: 

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: None

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WCG Video, Encoding, Photo Editing, Gaming, Surfing and Internet use.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers or OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Please suggest higher end parts no budget parts. Otherwise colors and looks must match and look good when completed.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ASUS LCD

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I can mod if needed but would like to keep it simple for now. Very important that it puts out very high PPD for WCG.

Thanks for the help The Crazy Female Modder ;) 
July 2, 2010 8:38:12 AM

Here goes...

CASE -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-163-149^11-163-149-TS,11-163-151^11-163-151-TS

Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 - IMO best feature rich Mini-ITX...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - Maybe this combo with i7 875K?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Or i7 860 or i5 750...

Memory
Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics ??
Maybe these ? anything higher would push the 300W PSU...
HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Reason I chose these cards specifically is for the aftermarket closed cooler type...as for such small cases, it is better to have hot air blowing out...

HDD - Samsung F3 1TB Or a SSD would be good...
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July 2, 2010 8:53:39 AM

Any idea on a CPU cooler? Things are going into the cart as we speak! Thanks a lot.
July 2, 2010 8:58:47 AM

I feel the H50 would be the better option of the lot as it wont take up much space and performs decently(But not as good as big air coolers though)...
July 2, 2010 9:05:59 AM

Thanks
July 2, 2010 9:07:25 AM

^ Glad I could help...
And what about the HDDs ??
July 2, 2010 9:10:34 AM

I'm going to go with a 256GB SSD and the 1Tb.
Only thing is i heard the fans are not to good on the H50 or even in that case any suggestions?
July 2, 2010 9:40:40 AM

Hereisphilly said:
Just to chip in on this, the Silverstone Sugo Sg07 looks really nice
The review here shows it can fit massive cards in, and it'll be avaliable in the US mid july..
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/06/28/silve...


Thanks for the suggestion. ;)  I will take a look at the review.
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