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November 13, 2012 8:23:03 PM

If you go to this website http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/869-choosing-the-best... can anyone tell me what that first mini itx case is??

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November 13, 2012 8:48:58 PM

Looks like the Thermaltake Armor A30 with green LED's. I'm ashamed that I know that haha.
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November 13, 2012 11:36:56 PM

haha thats exactly what it is damn your good! im guessing by what you said that thats not a good case? lol
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November 13, 2012 11:44:56 PM

Best answer selected by Iconicsin.
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November 15, 2012 4:36:18 PM

Nah it's not that, I just feel like I shouldn't know just by looking at it. :p 
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November 15, 2012 5:49:06 PM

Oh haha looks badass I really wanted to go with the small compact gaming build but people are saying its not good for games :/ 
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November 15, 2012 6:30:37 PM

I don't see why it would struggle with a gaming build, just don't go too crazy with power consumption and you're fine. Something like an i5-3470 and HD 7850 2GB would be good.
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November 15, 2012 6:36:30 PM

What about the 3570k and my thing his I'm on sometimes for hours and the heat I don't want getting majorly hot and ruin my parts
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November 15, 2012 6:46:38 PM

Basically you won't be able to do massive overclocks or dual graphics cards or anything but I seriously doubt that it would struggle with a <100W CPU and <180W GPU. In other words, the i5-3570k with a small overclock and virtually any modern, single chip graphics card should be fine. I'd be pretty surprised if you had overheating issues.

EDIT: Although the fan setup does look a bit weird, you might want to tweak it a bit.
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November 15, 2012 7:26:54 PM

well i dont need that specific case i just thought it looked awesome lol but ya i havnt ever overclocked so i guess i dont need that chip and no i dont need a dual graphics card i just need something a lot better than what i have. cause my frame rates are not very good at all lol.

My current build is:

CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 450 rana 3.2ghz

MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 500gb

RAM: G-skill ripjaw 16gb 1600mhz

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5

PSU: Rosewill Green series 530W

CASE: Raidmax extreme black smilodon
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November 15, 2012 7:44:40 PM

I'm reading up a bit on the A30 case and it sounds like the cooling is a bit sub par because of the silly fan setup like I mentioned. If you reverse the big top one so it is blowing in instead of out, that should improve it.

Dunno what your budget is but this would be a massive improvement:

i5-3450
2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 1.5v
ASRock B75 PRO3-M
Gigabyte HD 7870 2GB Ghz Edition
Samsung 840 120GB
SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W
Thermatake Armor A30

Comes up to around $800.
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November 15, 2012 8:12:13 PM

im gonna buy piece by piece i want a way better pc cause ya what i have now just isnt that great for me if theres a way better case you can tell me im open for many ideas and can i put a SSD in a mini ITX
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November 15, 2012 8:26:48 PM

The FT03 Mini is good for a small gaming build, it is quite expensive though. I want that case so badly but can't justify spending that cash, only had my R3 for 6 months or so lol.

The Coolermaster Elite 120 is a very cheap one that looks OK.
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November 15, 2012 8:34:56 PM

damn that is pricey lol i like the cooler master one im good at modifying to make things look awesome if i need too haha :)  and would installing a corsair h50 help with heat? oh and by the way i really appreciate you discussing all this with me its awesome :D 
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November 15, 2012 9:23:01 PM

see this is killing me either mini or mid tower ugh i dont know whatd be best
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November 15, 2012 9:47:50 PM

If you prefer small just go for it, only heavy overclocking and multi card setups are going to be too much for those gaming style mini ITX cases.
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November 15, 2012 9:55:52 PM

i dont really need small just thought it looked cool is all
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November 15, 2012 9:56:32 PM

Oh fair enough.
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November 15, 2012 10:00:16 PM

if a mid tower is gonna keep it cooler and last for a few years im fine i mainly want a gaming comp that i can oc when i want and i wanna get an average of 60fps or higher if possable lol
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November 16, 2012 7:20:22 PM

If you want to overclock, I'd avoid a small system.
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November 17, 2012 1:56:51 PM

I'm going with a bitfenix prodigy atomic orange :D 
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November 17, 2012 3:50:57 PM

That looks pretty cool, being able to fit a 230mm fan in there is impressive. It it were me, I would move the front fan to the top of the case and get a 230mm fan for the front.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or if you want to max out the cooling, you could move the rear fan to the top as well and get a 140mm rear fan.
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November 17, 2012 5:21:46 PM

Ya also can fit water cooling on it
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