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[New Build] SFF Gaming PC

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November 27, 2011 7:35:25 PM

I'm looking to build a decent gaming PC for around $900 in a case with significant space savings compared to a standard mid-tower case. I am going to be using a sandy bridge i5 or i7 proc with (likely) a fullsize PCIe videocard.

So far, the only case I've been able to find with an LGA1155 socket which fits my needs is this Shuttle SH67H3 case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Does anyone know of a similar product for comparison? I don't think the PSU in this box will support my build and it doesn't give any information about replacing the PSU with a higher wattage unit, so I am unsure whether it will suit my purposes.

The GPU I am planning on using is a GTX 560 TI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the CPU is the i5-2500 most likely. I considered getting one of the 65W S models but I am not sure the price premium is worth it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Basically, has anyone built a SFF mid-range PC recently? I would appreciate any suggestions for enclosures/mobos/PSUs.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions for low-priced 1920x1080/1920x1200 I need a monitor for this box as well.



Edit: Here's the template stuff

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Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next 2-3 months

Budget Range: 600-900 (incl. monitor) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, multimedia

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, but anywhere the prices are lowest is fine

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU, Nvidia 560GTX GPU

Overclocking: Probably not due to power/heat issues

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

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November 28, 2011 8:22:59 PM

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