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MATX Build, Soon to Order

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July 9, 2010 9:09:55 AM

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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July 9, 2010 10:40:35 AM

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=N82E168...

HIS HD5870 Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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



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July 9, 2010 11:12:33 AM

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=N82E168...

HIS HD5870 Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.
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July 9, 2010 11:27:41 AM

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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