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February 7, 2013 1:37:36 AM

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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a b B Homebuilt system
February 7, 2013 7:13:05 AM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 7, 2013 7:28:49 AM

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)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 3:35:23 PM

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?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 5:33:35 PM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 10:44:24 PM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2013 12:07:26 AM

indeed it does. my apologies :) 
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