Micro ATX Budget Build

Hello, I'm new here so I apologize in advance for any mistakes! I am currently working on building myself a new computer. I wanted to go Micro ATX with this one. It isn't vital, but I travel a lot and generally like to keep a low-profile in terms of clutter (I am not completely sold on a Micro case. If anyone has any suggestions for good small cases, I would appreciate that as well!) I want to be able to use it for Adobe Creative Suite, light 3d Studio Max work, and gaming (anticipating Diablo 3 and that's about it).

Case: LANBOX Lite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133044

PSU: Diablotek 380W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822001

Motherboard: Biostar TH55B HD Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138186

CPU: Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115220

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Video Card: Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit (Low-Profile)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162030

Optical: ASUS 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

HD: A 1TB SATA Seagate I have from my last computer.

Total cost is $602.43
Thanks in advance for responses!
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  1. Great budget build!
    nice little case, but you could get a nvidia gt240 rather than old 9600gt or you could get a 9800gt
    i dont no what brand u would like for graphic card i prefer xfx or asus.
  2. Thanks for the feedback! I showed the build to a friend and they were concerned about the case overheating, but as far as I can tell the LANBOX is quite generous for a micro?

    PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    GPU: XFX Core Edition GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150478

    Total is now $682.43
  3. Look at the lian li V351 or v352 cases. Lightweight and compact http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112222

    Fot the most portability, consider:

    I just built a small mini-itx system using the lian li pc q07 case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112227 8 x 8 x 11".
    It's cute and a very small mini-itx case. For portability, you would be hard pressed to do better.
    You can fit a atx psu, a slim graphics card like a gt240 which is about as capable as the 9800gt but more efficient.
    I would add a low profile cooler like the big shiruken http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185129
    and a smallish atx psu like the nexus value 430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817610002
  4. Thanks for the response Geofelt. I got a little nervous and decided to go with a Mini Tower instead.

    Antec p180: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10007580&prodlist=froogle
  5. But really? 90$just for a mini atx case
    waste of money!!!!!!!
    you could get a atx case for just 49 dollars check this one out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094&Tpk=thermaltake%20v3
    And this case is all black just like the antec mini p180 and it has more space.
  6. change that psu to a ocz modxstrean 600
  7. $619AR when that Samsung F3 500 is swapped out (since u dun need hehe)
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