MATX Build, Soon to Order

CASE: NZXT Vulcan

MOBO: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

VIDEO CARD: ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5870

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2x2GB) DDR3 1600

PSU: XFX Black Edition 850W

FANS: NZXT 120mm Case Fan (x1)
NZXT 200mm Case Fan (x1)
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler

TOTAL PRICE: $978.80 with $40 in Rebate potential

NOTES: I have the RAM and PSU in a combo deal saving $35. I know that the PSU is a lot larger than I need but smaller supplies didn't have combos that I found useful so I thought I might as well throw in an extra $15 (thanks to the combo) for +200W.

I also have the CPU and the CPU fan in a combo saving $15.

I have an optical drive and two hard drives that I will be recycling (along with Win7x64)

I will use the machine primarily for gaming. I want the ability to perform some moderate OCing in the future.

The choice of the CPU fan was somewhat limited by the case/200mm fan. With the 200mm fan in place, there is a maximum height restriction of about 140mm. There is also the lack of length/width space due to the size of the mATX board/case.

I was going to buy a couple of parts, such as the case/case fans, off of Amazon because they will give me free shipping and Newegg won't.

I've spent a lot of time researching this and I think that this is the build I want. Lemme know what you think!
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430645 an even better combo.

    The build looks very good :D
  2. Somebody_007 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430645 an even better combo.

    The build looks very good :D


    Yeah, $50 off is a pretty good chunk, but I can't justify a $100 jump in price for 2gb of memory.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440305 also a good one if you don't want the eyefinity 6
  4. i recently built a MATX build on the same case heres what i used


    8 gigs of Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    HIS HD5870 Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161329

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269

    CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

    Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185097


    i spent $1,385.97 (i added a NZXT 120mm+200mm fan and a 92mm fan also)

    it fits perfectly together just make sure to buy a modular PSU i couldn't imagine putting it together without one here are pics to show you my build


    pic 1

    Pic 2

    Pic 3
  5. omnomnom said:
    i recently built a MATX build on the same case heres what i used


    8 gigs of Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    HIS HD5870 Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161329

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269

    CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

    Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185097


    i spent $1,385.97 (i added a NZXT 120mm+200mm fan and a 92mm fan also)

    it fits perfectly together just make sure to buy a modular PSU i couldn't imagine putting it together without one here are pics to show you my build


    pic 1

    Pic 2

    Pic 3


    Nice build, it's essentially the exact same that I am looking to put together. How is your CPU Heatsink working? It's so hard to pick one out online without being able to look at the space in person.
  6. Thank you

    i actually recommend the heatsink its small enough to not hit the 200mm fan or cover any ram slots but has enough power to keep my O/C CPU cool
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