Mini-ITX Game system

Looking at venturing into building a Mini-ITX Game system and was wondering if a system built with these parts would be a good system.
I also prefer AMD, ATI, and ASUS.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Dual Channel Kit
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3, will upgrade to SSD when the newer ones are released.
Case: ???
PSU: ???
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770, or the 6xxx series whenever they might be released.

I need help looking for a case that can hold 2 3.5" HDD, and hold a 5770. Or if it can hold 1 3.5" HDD for now, and that will give me room for 2 SSD's later on. I am also hoping to use a Corsair H50 for the CPU. And if I can, I would like to use the Cooler Master Elite 460W PSU I currently have.
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  1. Here's the only case that comes close to what you want. You would need to mount the fan from the H50 on the outside of the case.

    Lian Li PC-Q08B

    Or you could step up to a small mATX case.

    Silverstone SG04B-F
  2. What's the point of this build? mini-itx certainly seems interesting, but IMO if you don't build your own case that fits your exact needs you better go with mATX or ATX.
  3. The Asus ITX mobo only supports 95w CPUs, so I'd probably go for an X4 945 or a 95W X6 1055T instead (unless you found a 95W 955BE for sale somewhere or are going to undervolt). For a case, maybe a Lian Li PC-Q11? Not sure about the H50, but it'll support your HDDs and PSU and will fit the 5770.

  4. Ok I like the Silverstone case, and will change to a Phenom II X4 945. And what other options do I have for a good CPU H/F with the silverstone case?
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    ... go with an M-ATX, you don't get anything from a mini-itx except thats its small... really.. you have this big case and you are putting mini-itx in it? get one a bit bigger and a good mAtx board.... like this..

    its much better, and allows much more upgrade and supports way more CPUs.
  6. OK I like this board. How about that and,

    RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
  7. that works, but you don't need 8 gigs of ram for gaming.
  8. I would like to give myself lots of running room before another upgrade. Also, will that silverstone case still be a good idea?

    Or maybe this one,, I need one easy to move thats why I looked at ITX first.
  9. no thats too much, don't spend that on that..

    Get something like the HAF 912

    its not small, but you have SOO many more options
  10. LOL that silverstone is so cool. If you really like it go for.
  11. Somthing smaller please. I really need on easy to move, this is for going to friends house and the such.
  12. RailGun88 said:
    Somthing smaller please. I really need on easy to move, this is for going to friends house and the such.

    What's wrong with the silverstone you mentioned? also pretty good but mATX
  13. well its nice, but its not really worth it....?
  14. I prefer it because it doesn't need to hold anything more than 1 HDD, or 2 SSD, a 5770, and an ODD. Also would it be a good idea to get a modular PSU, like this one, OCZ Fatal1ty 550W?
    it's slightly overkill, but it is modular which will help airflow, it's only $65.
  15. Look at some silver stone power supplies, most of them are 100% modular.
  16. moving a computer really isn't that hard, i use mid tower (ATX) and they are easy to move, it's not like if you go ATX you have to get a EATX motherboard. It gets even easier if you get the straps to move the computer with

    ie i move my file server to LAN events and to friends houses all of the time, it's in a Cooler Master Centurion 590 and has 5 HDD's 1 ODD and i'ts not that bad (i don't even have the straps to carry it easily)
  17. Thanks Mr. Pizza, i actually like that PSU. And I'll use the cas I chose. Thanks for the ideas.
  18. Best answer selected by RailGun88.
  19. Thank you sir!
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