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So I really want to do a take anywhere mITX build.

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February 10, 2013 4:28:30 PM

Similar to the one posted on the main page a couple days ago but I can't find the case mentioned in the article anywhere.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Possibly when I get my tax refund.

Budget Range: $650 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, school, pretty much anything.


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Fresh build.


Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but I can buy from anywhere

Location: City, State/Region, Country: Los Angeles area, CA, US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I'm thinking of centering this around an AMD A10-5800K and the Silverstone SG-05B but am open to recommendations.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Additional Comments: It's not a full tower!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to do a portable system.

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February 10, 2013 6:39:17 PM

I really like the bitfenix prodigy . The handles have to be very useful , and so does the space that lets you fit your own psu and desktop cooler etc.
Of course the extra size is the compromise

The silverstone is a great choice too , of course

You have searched for mini-ITX cases on Newegg I guess . The thermaltake element looks great and $65 with a 200 watt psu is a good deal . Sadly because its a thermaltake the psu will blow up. But does that really matter? [ yes it does ]

Odd they break the listings in to towers and desktops
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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February 10, 2013 7:09:16 PM

My suggestion with bitfenix case :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - Black Mamba ($38.50)
Other: Antec Basiq VP450 450W Power Supply ($30.95)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA ($59.99)
Other: AMD A10-5800K APU Quad Core Processor Socket FM2 3.8GHZ 4MB 100W Retail Box ($119.99)
Other: ASRock FM2A85X-ITX FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) ($99.99)
Other: Bitfenix Prodigy mITX Mini-ITX Tower Case Arctic White ($79.99)
Total: $475.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The cooler, dvd drive and motherboard from newegg, the rest of the stuff from ncix us.
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February 10, 2013 9:58:27 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I really like the bitfenix prodigy . The handles have to be very useful , and so does the space that lets you fit your own psu and desktop cooler etc.
Of course the extra size is the compromise

The silverstone is a great choice too , of course

You have searched for mini-ITX cases on Newegg I guess . The thermaltake element looks great and $65 with a 200 watt psu is a good deal . Sadly because its a thermaltake the psu will blow up. But does that really matter? [ yes it does ]

Odd they break the listings in to towers and desktops
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


I like the Fractal Design Node 304 as well but that case is over $90. :ouch: 
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