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March 14, 2012 11:41:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2-3 months

Budget Range: $450-$600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the net, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers,OS (win7 pro 64bit), PSU,ram (2 x 4 GB ddr3 corsair), Storage HDDs (have a 500gb and 640GB)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

OK, with that said....The main reason of this build is to replace my current one for one main reason is to get rid of my Antec 900 case. Need something that is smaller and not out in the open. So I will be going for a Mini tower type case.

This is what I have so far:

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
APEVIA X-QPACK-NW-BK/420 Black Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply

MOBO:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU:

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 BX80623I52400

SSD for OS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)




Total is $554.95 after rebates all intstant thankfully. O try to avoid MIR.

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March 15, 2012 3:56:15 PM

Well the main reason for the build again is to hide the case. The one I have chosen above is small and can be placed easily under a desk or possible in a drawer (it being vented of course). The ones you list are nice but not too much smaller than my Antec 900.
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March 15, 2012 4:00:57 PM

Its not a good idea to stick those kind of parts in a mATX case.
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March 15, 2012 6:35:43 PM

badjad05 said:
Its not a good idea to stick those kind of parts in a mATX case.



And why's that? You are thinking it will not have enough ventilation?
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March 15, 2012 10:50:44 PM

It's fine jt, mATX builds are good for what you want to do. Ventalation varies. Your build looks fine.
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March 15, 2012 11:38:34 PM

aznshinobi said:
It's fine jt, mATX builds are good for what you want to do. Ventalation varies. Your build looks fine.



Sweet. The only question I have left is with the GPU if there is a better one, such as an AMD, for the same price?
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March 15, 2012 11:41:45 PM

Not really the 460 is in such a spot that it really doesn't matter. The 6850 and 460 both perform similarly. The 6850 performs SLIGHTLY better at stock but it's overall your choice as to which card you pick.
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March 15, 2012 11:43:30 PM

Best answer selected by jtbroussard.
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March 15, 2012 11:44:29 PM

aznshinobi said:
Not really the 460 is in such a spot that it really doesn't matter. The 6850 and 460 both perform similarly. The 6850 performs SLIGHTLY better at stock but it's overall your choice as to which card you pick.



Ok, I knew they both were similar.
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