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Help!picking parts for a Mini ITX Gaming PC, $800 budget.

Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
January 24, 2014 7:01:14 AM

Form Factor: Mini ITX
Budget: $800

Looking for suggestions, here is what I'm thinking:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $759.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 10:00 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 24, 2014 7:13:52 AM

you can get this motheboard for way less and add this usb wirelss adapter around 25 dollars which should be enough to upgrade your gpu to a faster 270x
a b 4 Gaming
January 24, 2014 7:19:11 AM

Be aware that the Bitfenix Prodigy is NOT a small case. If your reason for building mini-ITX is size constraints, look at a Lian Li PC-Q08 instead. Even that is not small, but it is much smaller than the Prodigy.