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Micro ATX Build - Your Opinion?

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October 1, 2011 7:51:49 AM

Hey guys. I want to build a Micro ATX gaming system. Here are the specs:

Thermaltake A30
Momentus XT 500GB
Maximus IV Gene-Z
i5 2500k
GTX 560 DirectCu (Non-Ti)
8GB Ram
Thermaltake Contac 29 cooler
Thermaltake XT 875w 80 Plus bronze Modular PSU
24x DVD RW

What do you think of this build?

Thanks.

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October 1, 2011 8:11:33 AM

Me being a fanatic for mATX gaming builds, you have a nice build there. However, I would get a Silverstone TJ08-E or NZXT Vulcan for the build. It seems as though you want a matching case, PSU, and cooler. Silverstone has great PSUs, but not so great coolers for OCing. NZXT as great PSUs and their CPU cooler, the HAVOK, performs very well (the test I saw showed it came close to the NH-D14). If you save any money, invest it in a better GPU such as a GTX 560 Ti.
October 1, 2011 8:58:01 AM

AbdullahG said:
Me being a fanatic for mATX gaming builds, you have a nice build there. However, I would get a Silverstone TJ08-E or NZXT Vulcan for the build. It seems as though you want a matching case, PSU, and cooler. Silverstone has great PSUs, but not so great coolers for OCing. NZXT as great PSUs and their CPU cooler, the HAVOK, performs very well (the test I saw showed it came close to the NH-D14). If you save any money, invest it in a better GPU such as a GTX 560 Ti.


Yep, I prefer to match up parts, as you can see with the mobo/GPU.

I've just been watching the 3DGameman review for the NZXT Vulcan and it looks like a nice case. The LED also fits the GPU/Mobo. The NZXT Havik looks good but its...well...massive.

I also looked through the silverstone stuff but I'm still on Thermaltake. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

PS: I'm on a budget of 1.25 grand. This includes monitor, OS etc... I'm trying not to get to close to it either. At the moment it adds up to £1100.
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