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Powerful tiny computer on a budget

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July 17, 2010 12:09:18 AM

Just looking for advice really, I think it's pretty solid.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Week-Month BUDGET RANGE: 700-900 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Hard drive, CPU cooler?

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, but don't really care

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, really just so I can SLI or Xfire without changing anything

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (future most likely)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650x1020 - 1080x1920

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have a Sunbeam CCF, but I don't know how well it will fit in a small case. Would like it to be quiet, I will most likely mod the case, and will possibly put a small WC setup in it.


ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
LIAN LI PC-V351B Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
COMBO DEAL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I5650
COMBO DEAL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G16004GK
XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
COMBO DEAL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ENERMAX MAGMA UC-MA12 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
To just improve general airflow

TOTAL (w/shipping):$896.52

After rebates (if they come): 831.52

Thank You
July 17, 2010 1:00:20 AM

Looks pretty good. The one thing I'd change would be the PSU. The OCZ PSU's tend to have a fairly high failure rate. I'd go Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec.
July 17, 2010 8:46:52 PM

I would like to, but I can't really find another modular psu that has adequate power (for possibly two 5850's) that is of any reasonable quality at my price range.
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