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January 26, 2013 6:09:56 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zIFJ

I like the case, and the mini itx is a must. I don't want a mATX case, or a standard atx case.

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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g: Progressively over the months


Budget Range: $800 ish before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, schoolwork)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon
Overclocking: Y Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just want a gaming computer


I don't have all the money right now, so I plan on just buying the parts as I get my paychecks. So it will probably be in about 2-3 months. 3 months from now when I have all my parts, I don't want to see new technology coming out. (Well I know new and better technology is coming out daily but yea) Last year I was going to build a rig with a 2500k, but I kept reading about how Ivy Bridge cpus were coming out soon. I haven't really been keeping up with the lastest tech, so idk when/if intel is going to release new cpus, or if AMD is going to release better graphic cards and bump down the price of their current ones.
January 26, 2013 6:31:28 PM

are u gonna overclock and need sli? since sli is pretty hard to do in a mini-itx case.

also heat is a problem in small cases.

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January 26, 2013 6:35:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5q
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5q/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5q/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0598 45.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $703.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:35 EST-0500)

this looks better for the price.

Base Total: $733.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $703.86

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January 26, 2013 6:44:03 PM

iceclock said:
are u gonna overclock and need sli? since sli is pretty hard to do in a mini-itx case.

also heat is a problem in small cases.


I have a Hyper 212, I don't know how much I plan on OCing though. I've built 2 computers in the post 5 years and always say I'm going to crossfire, I never do, and I know I'm not going to in this one.
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January 26, 2013 6:45:54 PM

djangoringo said:
It's difficult to recommend anything now, since the prices will vary a lot.
But keep an eye on this mobo : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

It's a good mobo : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/Z77N-WiFi/1...

Also 8GB rated at 1600 mhz with cas 9 is what you need.
Two tips, in June, there's the release of the intel haswell cpus, and at that time, it amd might launch the new series card(summer).


I see, thank you. So I may just buy the case, psu, and hard drive.
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January 26, 2013 6:49:02 PM

Yes, the case will probably not vary much, but there could be some new mini itx cases from bitfenix by then or others which could be appealing, it's also pointless to recommend a specific psu, but that one is good, any psu from antec, rosewill(hive,capstone,fortress), corsair, xfx, seasonic, fsp,ocz with 500-600w.
And a 500GB to 1TB HDD.
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January 26, 2013 6:53:04 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, the case will probably not vary much, but there could be some new mini itx cases from bitfenix by then or others which could be appealing, it's also pointless to recommend a specific psu, but that one is good, any psu from antec, rosewill(hive,capstone,fortress), corsair, xfx, seasonic, fsp,ocz with 500-600w.
And a 500GB to 1TB HDD.


Oh my, good point...I guess I will just try my best to save until this semester ends.

And after reading this http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-HD-...

The new AMD cards are supposidly going tobe $1,000+ lol.

Edit: Nvm those 8850s are suppose to be $200.
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January 26, 2013 6:57:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $689.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:55 EST-0500)

works :D 

Base Total: $709.87
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $689.87

and with ssd:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $789.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:57 EST-0500)

Base Total: $809.85
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $789.85

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January 26, 2013 7:03:20 PM

UCLAco2016 said:
Oh my, good point...I guess I will just try my best to save until this semester ends.

And after reading this http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-HD-...

The new AMD cards are supposidly going tobe $1,000+ lol.

Edit: Nvm those 8850s are suppose to be $200.



They're gonna be at almost the same prices as the other generations.
That's the 8990, which is dual gpu, any dual gpu is 1000$, the current 690 and the 7990.
Save the best you can, and make a new thread here by then.
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January 26, 2013 7:03:33 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ5e/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $689.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:55 EST-0500)

works :D 

Base Total: $709.87
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $689.87

and with ssd:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJk5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $789.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:57 EST-0500)

Base Total: $809.85
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $789.85


Thanks for the build. But I'm going to wait until summer to buy the parts.
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January 26, 2013 7:06:14 PM

ok, well when u comeback well be here to help :)  cheers

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