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Please help with my new sg08 gaming rig.

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May 30, 2012 10:27:08 PM

I have looked at every component of my proposed build, and everything seems to work together in theory, and I am near certain that the 600w PSU will be enough to cover this. The thing I am worried about in this build is heat. I have never built an SFF system, so I am in a bit of new territory.

These are the components I have in mind:

Case: Silverstonetek SG08 http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=317

PSU: Custom 600W see above link

MOBO: ASRock Z77E-ITX http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=Z77E-ITX...

CPU: Intel i7 3770k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial 256gb http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2...

Optical Drive: Samsung sn-208bb-oem http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 1600mhz G. Skill Ares 16g (2x8) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: I am waiting to find an eVGA gtx 690. I am however open to reasoning for going for a less expensive card.

As stated before, I am just worried about the heat generated from a high end GPU. Also, if you see any other problems, please let me know.

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May 31, 2012 8:10:53 PM

Just a little extra info.

I don't plan to overclock the cpu, or the gpu (beyond what has already been done by eVGA)

According to my calculations, I shouldn't need more than about 510W even at peak usage, even with the 690.

Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.
June 1, 2012 5:15:00 PM

Being that I am new to this forum, would there be a more fitting place for me to ask this question?

I apologize whole-heartedly if I have posted this thread in the wrong place.
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June 1, 2012 6:30:42 PM

dormantlizard said:
Being that I am new to this forum, would there be a more fitting place for me to ask this question?

I apologize whole-heartedly if I have posted this thread in the wrong place.


What's your budget? I hesitate to spend $1,000 on a GPU when the one that costs $400 performs about the same level. Knowing your budget will help to suggest a better system.
June 1, 2012 7:45:09 PM

That is a good point. I forgot to make note of that little detail. Right now the build i sitting at about $2200. A bit either way is not much of a big deal at all, but I don't want to go much past $2500.

Concerning the GPU, I haven't seen any other single card that has near the perfomance of the 690. I am quite set on using the sg08, being that it is the perfect size for where I intend to use this computer. That being the case, an SLI build is out of the question.

I also do not plan to do any cpu or gpu overclocking, so I don't think I will need any liquid cooling apparatus, but have not ruled it out either.

Also, while I am here, I can't decide conclusively between the Asus, Zotac, or ASRock mobo. They are are all z77 based, and I can't see a clear winner.

http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-z77-itx-wifi-z77itx-a-e.h...
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77E-ITX&ca...
June 3, 2012 6:11:02 PM

Being that the Asus board seems to be geared mainly toward overclockers, I lean away from that one. Does anyone have any insight into the functional difference between the Zotac and ASRock boards?
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