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Lan Gaming Cube Build

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January 18, 2011 10:27:34 PM

Hi, Just wondering what you guys think of my build, and if you guys might have any opinions and/or thoughts.

Potential Build

Silverstone SG07 w: $220
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Mini-ITX-Mini-DTX-Cer...

Gigabyte H55N USB3 itx mobo:$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760: $204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- With Scythe Shuriken 100mm cooler:$33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP: $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3: $80

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $892

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January 18, 2011 10:48:55 PM

Get a H67-itx board (Foxconn ($75) and Intel ($125) make them) and a $205 i5-2500. Since the H board won't allow overclock anyway, don't waste time on the K-series, and use the standard intel cooler. Change to 8 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB for the same cost. (Mushkin enhanced Silverline are $82, or G.Skill is $80)

You spend $20 extra for the intel motherboard, but you don't need the CPU cooler (the intell one is not that loud), so you save $13. you could also step down to the basic model of the GTX460 or the HD6850 for $180 instead of $200., saving $20 more, then manually overclock the card instead.

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January 19, 2011 12:40:55 PM

Ok, here is my update build with the cpu cooler still added. Do you really think the built-in CPU cooler is good enough?

Potential Build

Silverstone SG07 w: $220
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Mini-ITX-Mini-DTX-Cer...

Intel BOXDH67CF LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard:$124
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor: $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- With Scythe Shuriken 100mm cooler:$33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP: $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770: $82
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $919
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January 19, 2011 12:45:28 PM

Or I am thinking of going with the video card:
ECS NGTX460-1GPI-F GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are so many different choices for the gtx 460....which video card do you think will suit me. I do not plan on ever overclocking it or needing to.
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