My very First build M-ITX AMD

Hi my name is Steve and i have been doing a lot of research About the build im working on but this will be my first build, im looking to build a small form factor mini-itx AMD based system For Gaming anywhere i can save some money would be great for me, im currently unemployed getting ready to start Nursing school, any input/Advice would be greatly appreciated


Approximate Purchase Date: (Within a month)


Budget Range: 400-500$ Before Rebates (The less the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos/Youtube

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com TigerDirect.com ext

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: i want to keep the ITX form factor and AMD CPU//Motherboard to save money

Overclocking: I have never overclocked but im looking to try it on this build

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: Smaller LCD monitor with lower Resolution is fine for me

Im planing on adding a video card at a later date, untill then i will be using the On board video Thanks in advance for any Input/advice

Case/PSU $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163171

Motherboard: $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-659&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

Harddrive $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Slim Dvd Drive (do not need/want Burner)
Im having a hard time finding somthing cheap i dont use the cd/dvd drive often and i just wanted something affordable

Processor:
I have seen alot of different options but i would like some imput from you guys on what i should get for a fair price

RAM
I get easly confused with RAM i think my Motherboard supports DDR-3 1600 speed 204 pin SODIMM but im not 100% sure

Graphics
Onboard for now, ill get a video card at a later date when i have more money
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  1. For gaming you should switch to mATX IMO, a decent video card for gaming won't fit into such cases.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163166
    http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Aluminum-Steel-Computer-GD05B/dp/B0036WTDGQ/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1301344655&sr=1-14

    Can take Mini-ITX mobos but those aren't any cheaper than the mATX ones, on the contrary.

    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H + AMD Athlon II X4 640
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.613880

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + CORSAIR Builder Series CX600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.616858

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231438

    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    $344.94 + the case
  2. mini-ITX is great, but not so much for gaming. It can handle gaming at low/medium settings and modest resolutions, but is generally used for HTPC's (home theater PC's).

    A micro ATX solution might be a better idea if you're looking to stay small. Otherwise, just build a regular desktop PC. the above build is great, just stick in an ATi 5770 and a small tower.
  3. thanks for all the advice, ill consider some options including the m-ATX route thanks for your time
  4. Yep, ATX would be even cheaper due to cheaper cases.
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