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July 6, 2011 12:16:03 AM

I need someone to double check my build for any potential flaws. Thanks in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: 7/7/11 - 7/20/11

Budget Range: Ideally ~800, however, budget is no real issue.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Gaming (especially Minecraft! :D  ), Video editing.

Parts Not Required: Mouse+Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers.

Country of Origin: United States

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900.

Additional Comments: I am intentionally aiming for midrange, I have my reasons ;) 

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - OEM
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premum-System-Builder-Ver...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3 GHz
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L...

MoBo: ZOTAC H67-ITX WiFi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti 1GB
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics...

RAM: Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A XMS3 4 GB
Memory Kit fro PC3-10666 1333mhz 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-TW3X4G1333C9A-PC3-10666-1...

Case: SilverStone SUGO SG05 Desktop - Power supply 450 Watt
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-SG05BB-450-Mini-ITX-C...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Internal hard drive - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

ODD: Sony AD-7710H-01 8x SATA Internal Slim DVD-/-RW Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Is there anything I need to take into consideration? I've heard that the case's HDD cage holds the SATA connector too close to the graphics card. Also, the onboard wireless sounds like it may be a problem on the Zotac motherboard. Thanks for any compatibility help!
July 6, 2011 1:02:41 AM

First: YOU ARE AWESOME FOR PLAYING MINECRAFT!
Second: Unless it is ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE that you need an mini-ITX MoBo and case, you shouldn't use it. The PSU is harder to find if the one on the case breaks. You should go for a Micro-ATX minimum
Third: I'm going to bet 99.999999999% that the Video card isn't going to fit in the case...
EDIT: Correction, 100% POSITIVE that the Video card isn't going to fit
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July 6, 2011 1:16:09 AM

Yes, Hail Minecraft!!!

And yes, screw itx!!!
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July 6, 2011 1:17:32 AM

you cant oc in an h67 board soo look into a p67 board or drop down to an i5 2400
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July 6, 2011 1:25:25 AM

I only plan on keeping everything stock, no overclocking.

And thank you, I'm going to take a look at that video card size... or reconsider my reasons for ITX.
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July 6, 2011 1:33:28 AM

anxiousinfusion said:
I only plan on keeping everything stock, no overclocking.

And thank you, I'm going to take a look at that video card size... or reconsider my reasons for ITX.

Video card dimensions: 12 x 2 x 8 inches
Case dimensions: 12 x 10 x 15 inches
Houston, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
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July 6, 2011 1:37:04 AM

anxiousinfusion said:
I only plan on keeping everything stock, no overclocking.

And thank you, I'm going to take a look at that video card size... or reconsider my reasons for ITX.

drop down to an i5 2400.
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July 6, 2011 1:40:08 AM

Mmm.. silly me. I didn't see that. Well now I'm wondering if I should take a look at a smaller GPU solution since this is of course only a Minecraft machine. Or if i should start from scratch with a larger system.

I feel like if I build larger, I will be more inclined to waste money on unneeded parts just to fill up the extra space (I'm weird like that :p ). That's one of the reasons I want to build small.
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July 6, 2011 1:42:24 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
drop down to an i5 2400.



That would save me 30-40 dollars right there. Thank you.
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July 6, 2011 1:45:10 AM

well...I have a Minecraft solution, that should run MC on HIGH, without problem (That is if notch doesn't make it look like Battlefield 9000000000000000000000):

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 $120
MoBo: BIOSTAR A780L3L $50
PSU: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS $40
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials Model 996586 $35
Graphics: Radeon HD 5570 $60
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $354 w/o case
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July 6, 2011 1:49:17 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
well...I have a Minecraft solution, that should run MC on HIGH, without problem (That is if notch doesn't make it look like Battlefield 9000000000000000000000):

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 $120
MoBo: BIOSTAR A780L3L $50
PSU: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS $40
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials Model 996586 $35
Graphics: Radeon HD 5570 $60
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $354 w/o case


Wow, that's really affordable! Perhaps I can build off of this design. Or tweak accordingly.
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July 6, 2011 1:52:28 AM

my plan was to make my own case (one shaped like the minecraft grass block) and put these components in...and sell it for money :D 
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July 6, 2011 1:55:20 AM

lol So you would be a pseudo console manufacturer.

I'll take all of this to heart with my new build. Thank you for all of your input!

Edit: It turns out that Silverstone specifies a maximum of 9" graphics cards. So 9" it is.
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July 6, 2011 2:36:54 AM

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H61M-VS-Intel-Micro-Mother... $66.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock H61M-VS Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2400-Processor-3-10GHz-L... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2400 Processor 3.10GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Channel-240-Pin... $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM BL2CP51264BA160A

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor... <---- stick with the Intel cpu's. Lower wattage, less juice, run cooler, and they mop the floor with the AMD's.
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July 6, 2011 3:28:24 AM

well put why_me
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July 6, 2011 11:05:41 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Video card dimensions: 12 x 2 x 8 inches
Case dimensions: 12 x 10 x 15 inches
Houston, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
I don't know why Amazon says the card is 12x2x8. The card is a little less than 9" (8.25"). Now that I think about it, there's no way the 550 is a 12" card. The Silverstone site says the Sugo 05 can take up to 9.5" (did I just say that with a straight face???)

Actually, here's a pic with a 560 Ti in a Sugo case:



It's snug, but I think the 550 Ti will fit just fine.
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