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High budget mini-ITX rig!! what do you think?

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September 15, 2012 3:33:53 AM

Hello everyone, i had done a bit of research about ITX form factor and i wan't to build one when i go back the US around Christmas time, i just want your opinion :D 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.00 @ B&H)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian-Li PC-Q18B (Black) HTPC Case ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2881.79

i am really worried that the PSU might not fit in the case... :( 
September 15, 2012 3:42:54 AM

I wouldn't bother. Those parts in a tiny tight environment equals a pile of heat. I'd rather stick with a full tower.
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September 15, 2012 3:44:23 AM

Yeah I don't think that would fit in that kind of case. If I were paying that kind of money for a system like that I don't think I would build it myself because of the heat issues. I'd go for something like a Falcon Northwest Tiki or Fragbox.
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September 15, 2012 3:52:59 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah I don't think that would fit in that kind of case. If I were paying that kind of money for a system like that I don't think I would build it myself because of the heat issues. I'd go for something like a Falcon Northwest Tiki or Fragbox.


Well...according to Silverstone site it says i can fit a 340mm GPU in there.... the thing is that i want to build it my self... i don't really need this PC but i wanted to do it just for the fun of having a kick-ass cute mini PC :??: 

and... shouldn't i be ok with the stock heatskin of the i7? i will not overclock it and the case comes with dual 140mm that i will end-up replacing for some quality ones
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September 15, 2012 5:52:59 PM

idroid said:
Well...according to Silverstone site it says i can fit a 340mm GPU in there.... the thing is that i want to build it my self... i don't really need this PC but i wanted to do it just for the fun of having a kick-ass cute mini PC :??: 

and... shouldn't i be ok with the stock heatskin of the i7? i will not overclock it and the case comes with dual 140mm that i will end-up replacing for some quality ones


Silverstone says that the HTPC case I got was rated for 10.5" video cards but I discovered there's no way my Radeon would fit in there. :lol: 

But if you're not going to overclock I'm not sure why you would get an unlocked CPU. I'd get a 3450.
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September 15, 2012 6:46:13 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Silverstone says that the HTPC case I got was rated for 10.5" video cards but I discovered there's no way my Radeon would fit in there. :lol: 

But if you're not going to overclock I'm not sure why you would get an unlocked CPU. I'd get a 3450.


I really wanted the i7 :(  i will get a 3770 non K and hopefully the GPU will fit, thanks a lot buddy!
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September 15, 2012 6:46:38 PM

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