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September 19, 2010 6:09:25 AM

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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September 19, 2010 10:53:14 AM

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.
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September 19, 2010 1:56:26 PM

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.

PC-Q11: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 19, 2010 2:39:07 PM

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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September 19, 2010 2:43:48 PM

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

its much better, and allows much more upgrade and supports way more CPUs.
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September 19, 2010 2:59:25 PM

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
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September 19, 2010 3:00:28 PM

that works, but you don't need 8 gigs of ram for gaming.
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September 19, 2010 3:45:23 PM

LOL that silverstone is so cool. If you really like it go for.
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September 19, 2010 3:46:45 PM

Somthing smaller please. I really need on easy to move, this is for going to friends house and the such.
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September 19, 2010 4:31:51 PM

well its nice, but its not really worth it....?
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September 19, 2010 4:58:17 PM

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.
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September 19, 2010 6:00:46 PM

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)
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September 19, 2010 6:35:40 PM

Thanks Mr. Pizza, i actually like that PSU. And I'll use the cas I chose. Thanks for the ideas.
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September 19, 2010 6:36:45 PM

Best answer selected by RailGun88.
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September 19, 2010 7:00:02 PM

Thank you sir!
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