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Building my first gaming computer

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November 25, 2012 2:26:14 AM

Hello,

I'm building my first gaming computer and i have some questions.

First of all, here is my initial build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pkwz

I'd really like to use an HTPC case and i really like the one listed, though i was reading into it and it says it can support 2.5" or solid slate, while i have a 3.5" AND a solid slate drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) so im not sure if this case is big enough.

I plan to use this as just a gaming computer, and hook it up to my HD tv too.

Any help would be much appreciated.


a b ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 2:41:22 AM

You... have a problem. Your video card? Is larger than your CASE is. 80% of your heatsink would also have to be cut off, to fit in that shoebox.

Even if you managed to cram all that in there, how in the world are you going to get rid of heat? HTPCs are designed with low-thermal circuits for a reason - they have really, really shitty airflow.

You can build a small form factor computer. But you can't do it like that - look for cases that are somewhat larger, and can accommodate what you're trying to stuff in there.
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a b ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 2:48:40 AM

Gaming computers and HTPC cases really don't mix....

HTPC cases are usually designed with low profile cards in mind if not running off of the integrated gpu...
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November 25, 2012 2:59:13 AM

So if you were to suggest a case, what would it be? I'd prefer something smallish and portable if need be.
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