MINI ITX Gaming Build

I am Looking for an extremely portable system of components to go along with the Lian Li PC-Q08.
It fits Mini ITX/DTX motherboards, an ATX PSU,4-6 HDDs, 1 x 5.25" bay.
I prefer an Intel CPU and an NVidia GPU.
I have a budget ao around $1500 plus Tax and plan to order everything I can from Tigerdirect.ca due to Newegg's shipping rates to Canada. The way I see it, the Case and MOBO from Newegg, everything else from Tigerdirect.ca.

I was looking at the ASUS p8z77-I Deluxe along with the i5 3570k

Is this the best?
What other components should I be looking at for the rest of the build?

Thanks in advance,
LOGAN77
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <----- this is the sticky topic at the top of this forum. Please copy & paste it on here. In the mean time try something like "shopbot canada" and see if you can find that board down below or something similar.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157312
    ASRock Z77E-ITX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77E-ITX <----- a better look at that board.
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Next Few Weeks

    Budget Range: $1500 including OS

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Multimedia, Web browsing

    Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect.ca, Newegg (their shipping is rediculous so avoid if possible)

    Country: Canada (London, ON)

    Parts Preferences: Lian Li PC-Q08, Intel CPU

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: NO

    Monitor Resolution: 1280*1024 (support for a second would be nice)

    Additional Comments:
  3. I also looked at the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE. It seemed great.
  4. I currently use a PC-Q08 for my ITX system and it's great. But make sure you really plan your build out ahead of time. If you're going to run an all-in-one water cooler make sure you get one that will fit. You will not be able to fit a larger Radiator with the PSU placement as the case sits. Also if you're not to attached to the case Bitfenix has a new case out now called the Prodigy. Will save you some money plus the layout is a little more efficient allowing you to use a tower cooler such as the Hyper 212 thus saving you even more money. But you can't beat Lian Li as far as the quality of the case goes. Here's a link to the Prodigy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345016


    If this were my build this is what I'd get.

    Lian Li PCQ-08
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112265

    Asus z77-itx
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131840

    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213934&sku=M17-7306

    Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2x4 Get low profile to be safe.
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=744455&CatId=4534

    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU cooler (note: I use the pro version and it's way better than the corsair I've used)
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2543342&sku=T925-8046

    Corsair AX650 PSU
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581032&sku=C13-2596

    Intel i5 3570k
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2373004&sku=I69-3570K

    Crucial M4 256gb SSD
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2336435&sku=C19-1223

    EVGA GTX670 2gb
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2580889&sku=E145-0670

    Your choice of DVD Burner
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1896527&sku=S203-8588%20OEM

    It maybe a little over your budget, but you could get a 128gb ssd instead of 256. Or get the ASRock Motherboard which is cheaper. Or even get a cheaper CPU cooler if you'd like.
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