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New SFF Build with Silverstone SG07 , Intel i5 2500k

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June 7, 2011 8:32:51 AM

Hi all,

Attempting to build my own SFF gaming pc, would appreciate any insight/advice from you folks. Mainly i'm concerned if the motherboard is suited for the cpu , and if there are better options for the graphics card that is cheaper than say at gtx 560 ti.
I'm actually not biased towards AMD / Nvidia for the graphics, but I read that there seems to be better compatibility in using Nvidia with Intel CPU , and AMD graphics with AMD cpus ?

Case: Silverstone SG07B
CPU: i5 2500K LGA 1155
Mobo: Gigabyte H55N-USB3
Graphics: Gigabyte GV-N460OC GTX460 1gb
Ram: Gskill 4GB 1600 DDR3
Heatsink: Thermalright AXP-140
Heatsink Fan: Noctua NF-P12 HeatSink Fan
HD: Seagate Baraccuda 1TB

Thanks in advance!
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June 7, 2011 9:28:42 AM

^ The current LGA 1155 mini-ITX boards dont support overclocking, so going with a non-K version would do,...
Also if you are planning for a graphics card in that range, then check out this case from Silverstone which comes with 450W PSU which can easily handle those cards,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So you should be able to get the GTX 560 Ti or the newer GTX 560s which are a bit slower than the Ti, but still powerful,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 7, 2011 10:44:58 AM

Budget?
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June 7, 2011 10:57:18 AM

Thanks for the replies, I just found out elsewhere that my mobo is the wrong type for the i5 , and that there is no mini itx p67 z68 mobo yet...

My budget is about 1000 usd ...
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June 7, 2011 11:06:14 AM

^ Yes, like I said, the current LGA 1155 mini-itx boards are based on either the H67/ H61 which dont offer overclock support,...
Why not check out the micro-ATX desktop cases ?
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June 14, 2011 1:21:11 AM

That has crossed my mind actually.. but it seems like mATX cases are considerably bigger... I'm after a SFF because it's basically going to be a gaming console beside my macs ... so space is already quite limited.. and besides there are were some really nice proven tested SFF builds, but not with OC support ..

My current plan is to wait till say August for the mITX z68 boards to be out and get some reviews..

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June 14, 2011 3:50:56 AM

^ Hmmm yes it will be a good idea to wait for the Z68 mITX boards,...
Zotac seems to be having Z68 boards, but is yet to launch,...
http://www.itxgamer.com/motherboards/zotac-z68-itx-prev...
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June 21, 2011 1:37:11 AM

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