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BestConfigs Poll - MicroATX Gaming PC

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Which build do you like best?

Total: 54 votes

  • AMD Radeon's Micro GE build
  • 40 %
  • G-Unit's "Mini Mighty Prodigy" Build
  • 13 %
  • Rafeed's silent but deadly mini gaming monster
  • 10 %
  • jinayhvora's build
  • 22 %
  • HumDum's Black on Black Build
  • 17 %
October 30, 2013 7:50:57 PM

It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!
Please see below for a list of the choices available.

AMD Radeon's Micro GE build

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($130.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($97.90 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video CardP ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower CaseP ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD DriveP ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1156.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:31 EDT-0400)

G-Unit's "Mini Mighty Prodigy" Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerP ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video CardP ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower CaseP ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD WriterP ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1172.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 14:18 EDT-0400)

Rafeed's silent but deadly mini gaming monster

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerP ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 MotherboardP ($191.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video CardP ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower CaseP ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterP ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1192.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 07:40 EDT-0400)


jinayhvora's build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($136.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video CardP ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower CaseP ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterP ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1150.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 12:34 EDT-0400)

HumDum's Black on Black Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($33.30 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 MemoryP ($61.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($63.25 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video CardP ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower CaseP ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power SupplyP ($68.89 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterP ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1193.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-19 02:58 EDT-0400)
November 8, 2013 7:24:13 AM

Tough choice between 1st and 4th build. But I would go with the first one because it has a better case. Otherwise both builds are similarly powerful when it comes to performance.
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