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Mini ITX Gaming Build - Suggestions

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January 31, 2011 9:17:53 AM

Intel I5 2400S Low Power 2.5GHz -

8 GB Corsair SO-DIMM 1333Mhz -

1 GB EVGA GTX 560 Ti -

40GB OCZ Vertex 2 SandForce -

1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 -

Sony Slimline DVD Slot Loader Drive -

Silverstone SG-05 450 -

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional -

Motherboard will be the latest Asus P67 Mini-ITX Board, a preview can be found here:

I chose the I5 low power version due to the power constraints of the PSU included with the case, is that necessary?

I chose Win 7 Professional for the built in RDP features.

Is 8 GB of RAM overkill? I am thinking of the future so there is no need to upgrade the memory for a while.

Thanks very much for reading.

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January 31, 2011 9:28:24 AM

the included PSU has 36 amps on the 12v rail. The system recommendation for a 560 ti is 24amp minimum, You don't need the low wattage model, and can go for a standard 2500K. it even has overclock headroom.

8G is fine, especially with RAM being cheap right now
January 31, 2011 9:29:37 AM

Brilliant, i'll use the standard version then.

Thanks for the heads up.
January 31, 2011 11:53:22 AM

Dang, for a Mini-ITX build this will pack a punch. Whats this build for, if you dont mind me asking?