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Micro ATX Budget Build

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July 9, 2010 2:34:29 PM

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

PSU: Diablotek 380W

Motherboard: Biostar TH55B HD Micro ATX

CPU: Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Video Card: Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit (Low-Profile)

Optical: ASUS 24x DVD Burner

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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July 9, 2010 4:22:41 PM

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.
July 9, 2010 10:31:07 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz

GPU: XFX Core Edition GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit

Total is now $682.43
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July 10, 2010 1:23:19 AM

Look at the lian li V351 or v352 cases. Lightweight and compact

Fot the most portability, consider:

I just built a small mini-itx system using the lian li pc q07 case. 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
and a smallish atx psu like the nexus value 430

July 22, 2010 4:56:42 AM

change that psu to a ocz modxstrean 600
a b B Homebuilt system
July 22, 2010 11:47:01 AM

$619AR when that Samsung F3 500 is swapped out (since u dun need hehe)