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Mid-Range Build. (Micro-ATX)

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March 12, 2011 5:25:10 AM

Hey guys, since the B3 Revisions are finally being released I was thinking about making a new build. I wanted to try a microATX out this time around versus the traditional mid-tower fullatx. I've never done a micro build before. Anything different or advice you guys can suggest? Here's what I have picked out:


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
$17.99

1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99

2 MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
$499.98
($249.99 each)

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
$9.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
$99.99


1 ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$149.99


1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$219.99


1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
$99.99


1 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
$29.99

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...

NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
$129.98


Subtotal: $1,322.88

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March 12, 2011 10:02:25 AM

A case might be nice. Or maybe there is one somewhere in that mess?
Can you clean things up so it's easier to look at? Who really cars about 'Return Policy: Standard Return Policy'
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March 12, 2011 4:40:37 PM

Sorry about that. Cleaned it up now. The case is at the bottom, the NZXT mATX one. How does everything else look?
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March 12, 2011 5:07:14 PM

I think you can leave the AS5 off your shopping list. The CM Hyper 212+ has it's own thermal compound in the accessory pack. It's probably not up to AS5 standards but it's certainly good enough. $10 is a 33% cost increase over the CPU cooler itself.

HardOCP had a MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC SLI Review and based on their results I'm thinking a 750W PSU might be a good idea. Check out that review and see if you agree.
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March 12, 2011 9:17:36 PM

thanks WR2, I replaced the PSU with a Seasonic 750 and used all the combo links you supplied. It came out to right about $1400 but I feel like it's a solid build and going to go ahead and purchase it. Thanks again for the help!
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