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Advice for custom gaming/graphics micro atx build

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December 8, 2011 10:56:00 AM

Im getting the plans together for a new pc focused mainly on gamin and graphics applications. Here's what I have so far.


Asus M5A88M Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130652

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020

AMD Phenom II x4 960T Zosma 3.0 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103995

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 x2 for 16GB total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233199

EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130652

Sony Optiarc Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Half Height Tray Blu-ray Writer BD-5300S -OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118065

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148767


Will this work out alright?
December 8, 2011 12:59:01 PM

Looks good, what case are you using?
December 8, 2011 1:09:32 PM

Just be careful of the heat. uATX cases generally aren't the best for airflow.
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December 8, 2011 1:21:05 PM

Micro ATX cases i recommend


Silverstone TJ08B-E Temjin Black Tower Computer Case



Silverstone Fortress FT03B

December 8, 2011 1:24:34 PM

Building a custom case for it. I plan on giving it plenty of fans for cooling.
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