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I'm looking to build a small form factor gaming PC based on the a Core 2 Duo I had left over from an old build. It's basically for my girlfriend, but I want something that's good for gaming at about 1680x1050 or lower as well. Nothing too crazy, probably just something to run WoW on now and then without crazy settings.

I'm wondering what components you guys would suggest.

Things I already have:
C2D E8400
8GB RAM
500GB HDD

Things I Need:
Motherboard
Small Form factor Case
PSU
Video Card
Optical Drive

I was thinking of either getting a 6870 or 6950 to go with it. I don't know however if I should get an ITX or Micro ATX board and case. Don't know much about these little guys. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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The 6900 cards are way too long to fit in an ITX build, let alone some mATX builds. 6800 cards may also be pushing it. Some cases will fit the cards, though, possibly such as the Vulcan. Any shoe box builds with 6900 cards are out of the question. A GTX 570 is already pushing it/too big.
 
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Originally Posted by Nick0matic View Post
The 6900 cards are way too long to fit in an ITX build, let alone some mATX builds. 6800 cards may also be pushing it. Some cases will fit the cards, though, possibly such as the Vulcan. Any shoe box builds with 6900 cards are out of the question. A GTX 570 is already pushing it/too big.
Good to know. Any suggestions on a build then? Go mATX if I want that sort of video power?
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If you can live with something like a 560 or 460, you can do ITX, but for what you'd want, mATX sounds better. Cases like the NZXT Vulcan and Mini P180 are good, though the latter is difficult to find. Check dimensions, some of those may or may not fit a 6950.
 
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You cant get the greatest card available as it would be bottlenecked by your C2D.
That 8GB are 2x4?
Here its what you need

Burner:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112265
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-613-_-Product
Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500035
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139023

AFAIK its all compatible, but you would want to double check the products ofc
    
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post #6 of 6
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RAM is actually 4x2gb sticks so I"m looking at this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128449

Other stuff looks good though... Newegg has this on sale with a rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913

Which effectively makes it the same price as my 6850 when I bought it a few months ago!

Edit: But you are right in terms of the C2D probably not pushing the 6870 as far as it could go. I had it on crossfire 4850 for a couple years, and it did that pretty well, so I thought a 6870 wouldn't be too much it in terms of the C2D being a bottle neck for it.
Edited by bckai - 5/20/11 at 8:33pm
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