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October 23, 2012 1:56:21 AM

Hey,

I wanna build an mITX machine, since I really like that format.
I'm pretty sure, I know what I want, but just wanna confirm that you agree it's a good build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of November

Budget Range: $200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe Package (I'm a graphic designer), Surfing and Gaming (Dishonored, League of Legends & Starcraft II so far)

Are you buying a monitor: No, I have a Wacom Cintiq 21UX, I use for the design stuff.

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Ram and Case

Do you need to buy OS: No, my company can provide me with a Windows 7 64bit Professional.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or so.

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Not really

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments:

Like I said, I already have some items:
EVGA GT240 1 GB
OCZ Vertex 4 120 GB
Mushkin Enhanced Volta 500 Watt

The GPU will be change later, when it's not good enough for the games I use. I know the PSU is pretty overkill, but I already have it.

Here is what I'm looking at:
Cooler Master Elite 120
Intel Pentium G850 2.9 Ghz
Foxconn H61s
8 GB Kingston HyperX T1 1600 Mhz

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kWar

Want me to confirm my order?

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October 30, 2012 12:14:39 AM

That GPU won't get you anywhere.

also. that memory will violate the warranty on the CPU. You need 1.5v RAM
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October 30, 2012 12:16:00 AM

Why will it Violate the Warranty?

I had the GPU already, so it was as a start. I just traded it for a 8800 Ultra instead, so a bit more power without having high-end I know!
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October 30, 2012 12:24:27 AM

It just will. Its an Intel thing. Get 1.5v RAM also 1600mhz ram will be useless too because the CPU will only use 1333mhz.
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October 30, 2012 12:30:17 AM

Okay, so I should just stick with some 1333 Mhz Value ones and safe up for a video card upgrade later?
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October 30, 2012 12:32:41 AM

Definitely. That's what I would do. Don't pay more than like $30.
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October 30, 2012 12:34:19 AM

Cool, thanks...

Any other things about the setup?
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October 30, 2012 12:42:23 AM

I would say 120gb isnt much space. Don't know if you have a HDD but i would add one to the build for games and such.
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October 30, 2012 12:46:23 AM

I have the 120 GB SSD in the system and I have a 2 TB External next to the system, but I was thinking about trading my 120 GB SSD with a bigger SSD but slower since I wont be able to use SATA600 anyway or replace it with regular HDD with more space - preferable a Raptor, but a normal one would work too.
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October 30, 2012 12:48:45 AM

Is there space in the case for one normal HDD? If there is, get a 60gb SSD (for OS) and a internal HDD (500gb-1tb/ whatever you want) and stick the SSD someplace else in the case.
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