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

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 ;)
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  1. Here goes...

    CASE -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006320&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|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=N82E16813128448

    CPU - Maybe this combo with i7 875K?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435274

    Or i7 860 or i5 750...

    Memory
    Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226123

    Graphics ??
    Maybe these ? anything higher would push the 300W PSU...
    HD 5670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161334
    HD 5750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161316
    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...
  2. Nice, I would like to go with a 5850 or even a 5870. Maybe a case like the LIAN LI PC-Q08B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112265

    But what psu do you suggest? And what CPU cooler would you suggest with this case?

    Thanks
  3. ^ That is a nice case...
    PSU -
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    For the HD 5870, the 520W would suffice, but the 620W would have some headroom...
  4. Any idea on a CPU cooler? Things are going into the cart as we speak! Thanks a lot.
  5. Some cooler options...
    Corsair H50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

    Noctua NH-C12P SE14 -> This is huge, just check if would fit...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019

    Scythe SCKBT-1000 120mm Sleeve Kabuto 6 - But you would have to buy the LGA 1156 retention kit...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185098
  6. 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)...
  7. Thanks
  8. ^ Glad I could help...
    And what about the HDDs ??
  9. 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?
  10. 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/silverstone-sugo-sg07-mini-itx-case-review/1
  11. 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/silverstone-sugo-sg07-mini-itx-case-review/1


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