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Light,Portable Budget Gaming Rig. What do you think? ($600)

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October 27, 2012 6:27:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Cyber monday

Budget Range: less than 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: light gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: NIL

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whichever has the best deals

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Singapore, but buying from US stores

Parts Preferences: Mini-ITX

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Dont even know what monitor to get but most likely 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My proposed build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lBcM

Only going to be playing RTS games and Steam games so nothing too demanding. If i can get a good deal i might go for the 2GB version.
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October 27, 2012 7:29:05 PM

Looks good, that's about as small as you're going to get with a proper graphics card. If you want to take a small hit in performance for more portability, here's another option:

Intel i3-3220
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600Mhz
ASRock B75M-ITX
Sapphire HD 7750 1GB Low Profile
Samsung 840 Series 120GB
Antec ISK 300-150 with 150W PSU
Samsung Slim Internal DVD Burner

Total - $583.93 on Newegg
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October 27, 2012 7:55:48 PM

I think the 7750 is a bit underpowered for what i'm using this system for, plus i like the upgradibility the 500w PSU gives me, i could stick in a higher end card down the road if i so desire. However i do like the SSD, i might swap out the HDD for it
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 8:24:22 PM

wait for haswell
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a b 4 Gaming
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October 27, 2012 8:31:30 PM

Lowlifeburrito said:
I think the 7750 is a bit underpowered for what i'm using this system for, plus i like the upgradibility the 500w PSU gives me, i could stick in a higher end card down the road if i so desire. However i do like the SSD, i might swap out the HDD for it


Fair enough, just check the dimensions on the Prodigy though, may not be as small as you think.
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October 27, 2012 8:38:21 PM

lxgoldsmith said:
wait for haswell


Haswell is like half a year away cant wait that long lol
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October 27, 2012 8:39:16 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Fair enough, just check the dimensions on the Prodigy though, may not be as small as you think.


Alright thanks
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