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November 3, 2012 2:33:15 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mcft

CPU - i5-3570k 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory - G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card

Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply.


This pretty much I have in my head, while nothing is really solid I'd like to put all this in a Aspire L3600 Case (http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/Asp...). If I can't I'll have to find a new case, all recommendations are appreciated. I'm also questioning the brand if video card and was thinking about going for an MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-revi...). I'm thinking this is about $1200 which is ok but I would like to cut it down if possible.

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November 3, 2012 3:01:43 AM

Your links did not work for me.

The Aspire L3600 case is a slim case if I have identified it correctly, and neither the psu or the graphics card will fit.

I think you are looking at a different case.

Are you just trying to reuse the case to save the budget?
Or... do you need a small case for lan party transportation or what?

I love small cases, and perhaps I can suggest something.
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November 3, 2012 3:25:56 AM

Yeh I'm trying to save a bit of money using an old case. But if it the PSU and the Graphic card won't fit I'll have to get a new one.
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November 3, 2012 3:30:37 AM

I have a maximum of 47cms (18.5") height for the case. Width and length don't really matter but I wouldn't want something massive.
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November 3, 2012 3:40:15 AM

I know you might not like this, but i dont really think that an SSD is the best value here. Personally, i would just scrap the SSD entirely to save some money. Otherwise, if you really want the fast boot times, get a 60Gb instead and use it as a boot drive, that should save around $30-$40. It's ultimately up to you though, if you really want the faster boot times, you cant beat an SSD.

Since you are getting the 3570k, i assume you want to be doing atleast some overclocking. If this is the case, i reccommend a custom CPU cooler as the Intel one is pretty ***. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is really great and only $30. So that would be a great addition.

Also, you can get a better PSU for that price. The corsair HX series is one of the best and the 650w model is the same price and also modular. http://http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

Hope that helped, atleast a bit
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2012 7:12:06 PM

LorDneXb said:
I have a maximum of 47cms (18.5") height for the case. Width and length don't really matter but I wouldn't want something massive.


On a budget, the Antec 300 is 18.0" tall, and is a solid case@$55.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For your M-ATX motherboard, I can personally recommend the Silverstone TJ-08-E
It is only 14.7" tall with great cooling. But it is $106
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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