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SFF Gaming PC for $1000

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January 27, 2012 1:43:41 PM

Hello everyone.

I have been out of the system building game for a while(last computer is 6 years old) and I am about due for an upgrade. I am trying to follow the posting guide, but let me know if you need any further information.

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Media Center

Parts Not Required: Monitor, input devices, OS, external storage

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor/ Nvidia Graphic

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Small is good, and I am trying to decide between shuttle and silverstone built.


Here are the parts I have already picked out. I am not sure though if the graphic card will fit the motherboard/case and if the PSU can actually supply enough power to the Graphic Card.

Thank you

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SILVERSTONE Sugo Series SG05BB-450 ALL Black Plastic / SECC Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with SFX 450W 80
$119.99



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
$249.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH
$49.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
H67M-ITX/HT LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
$119.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
$189.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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January 27, 2012 4:07:04 PM

a 6950 would be cheaper and faster than a 560ti
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January 27, 2012 5:20:41 PM

It's great to have a small build for gaming. But for a budget of $1000 you can get much better components , albeit they'll occupy a larger space.
For $1000, you can get i5 2500K, 64GB SSD, better motherboard, ablity to upgrade to dual GPUs in future, and also a breathing space for all the components.
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January 27, 2012 5:55:27 PM

I would stay away from Shuttle because they use a proprietary motherboard. I had one and loved it, but when the motherboard went they told me it would cost $520 to send me a new one. Cost of a whole new barebones kit? $500.

The graphics card should fit. It has a length of 9" and the reviews for the case say it can fit 9" without modifying the case. And according to the sticker on the PSU, it's 450W continuous with 36A on the 12V rail, and has one 8- and one 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. So no fooling around with molex adapters, and it's specced for enough power and (even better) a good distribution of power, indicative of a quality part. 28 reviews and no complaints about the power supply, even though quite a few users are gamers. It all looks good.

I think you've chosen a pretty good build. I was looking into building a SFF gaming PC for a friend a few weeks ago and I missed this case because I was looking at m-ATX cases, none of which for some reason have good ventilation on the side, which is a problem for all of the video cards I was looking at, since they all vented inside the case instead of out the back. The case you've chosen shouldn't have that problem, and should hold up to gaming very well.

It's not quite what I would put together -- i5-2500k, Z68/P67, 1600 MHz RAM -- but you've put together a very good build and everything looks compatible.
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