Cheap mITX with decent FPS

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWbx

The person I will be building this for is going to be doing light gaming (Minecraft, Skyrim, other MMOs) so I went with a cheaper mouse and keyboard (I have used the keyboard listed and it is actually really good for being a slim keyboard)

Anything that can be done to make it better for the same price/ Things that won't be compatible?

Thanks
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  1. why the gtx 650 in an FM1 rig? why not a low profile 6670 in crossfire? other than that i like it i guess. the fm1 mini-itx mobo is a bit more reliable than the fm2 counterpart, i've heard of them catching on fire from the voltage regulators.
  2. Here's an alternative intel build for you

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.94 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Kensington K72357US Wired Slim Keyboard ($23.71 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $651.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 04:28 EST-0500)
  3. mikerockett said:
    Here's an alternative intel build for you

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.94 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Kensington K72357US Wired Slim Keyboard ($23.71 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $651.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 04:28 EST-0500)



    the 7770 isn't low profile though, is it? how bout the low profile 7750 instead?
  4. Here's something a lot smaller with similar performance. CPU is a bit better but graphics a bit worse. Contains a hybrid hard drive though so it should feel pretty quick compared to a standard drive.

    Intel Pentium G2020
    2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz 1.35v C9
    ASRock B75M-ITX
    Sapphire HD 7750 1GB Low Profile
    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB SSD/HDD Hybrid Drive
    Antec ISK 300-150
    Samsung Slim Internal DVD Burner

    Total - $525.93 on Newegg

    It might seem like you're cutting it a bit close with the PSU but this guy has a more power hungry setup running on that PSU just fine:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1038499163

    His setup would consume around 25W more than this one and seems to run OK.
  5. Augray37 said:
    the 7770 isn't low profile though, is it? how bout the low profile 7750 instead?


    The cooler master i chose supports full size GPUs, even a 7990.
  6. indeed it does. my apologies :)
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