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I had a folding rig running that had an X6800 @ 3.6GHz, 4GB of DDR2-1066 (ish), and a GTX260. The 260 took a dump, so I put an old HD4850 in it so that my sister could continue playing her games. I'm thinking about putting together an inexpensive PC for her as a sweet 16 present. Currently, all she plays is Left4Dead, Minecraft, Portal, and The Sims, but she has mentioned that she'd like to get into more graphically heavy stuff. Her monitor resolution is either 1360x768 or 1680x1050, depending on what she's got plugged in.

I'm extremely tempted to build a mini-itx based PC for her, partially to scratch the itch that I've had (smaller! PC MUST BE SMALLER....), and also so she could have something semi quiet.

Here's the build I've got in mind for her, feel free to point out any glaring mistakes.

Case: Silverstone SG05BB-450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163171
PSU: Included w/ Case
DVD Burner: Lite-On DVD Slim Burner (mostly just to get the OS on there... she uses steam mostly)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106349
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395
SSD: OCZ Onyx 32GB (will only be used for installing Windows and some drivers.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227510
GPU: Geforce GTX560 1GB from EVGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660
Mobo: ASRock H67M-ITX LGA1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157238
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333 @ 1.5v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146740
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T @ 2.5GHz (i'd really like to get this thing to 3.0 at least, I've heard it's not difficult)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116394

Total w/ shipping is: $753.91. Does the build itself look OK? I have about ~$50 I can squeeze into the budget, if needed.
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480GB PNY SSD 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200RPM 240GB Kingston SSD 
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the only problems that i can see is that the SSD may be too small, but idk how much space widows 7 takes up (someone else please comment on this just so i know)... if you are going to a decent OC, you may need to go up to mATX for the better power phase and the faster RAM speeds
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
the only problems that i can see is that the SSD may be too small, but idk how much space widows 7 takes up (someone else please comment on this just so i know)... if you are going to a decent OC, you may need to go up to mATX for the better power phase and the faster RAM speeds
If it cannot OC, I suppose I could upgrade to a better i3 or i5... i'm a bit paranoid about high TDP chips in such a small form factor, especially with stock cooling
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480GB PNY SSD 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200RPM 240GB Kingston SSD 
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If it cannot OC, I suppose I could upgrade to a better i3 or i5... i'm a bit paranoid about high TDP chips in such a small form factor, especially with stock cooling
im not saying that you can not OC... all im saying is that your OC will be limited by the small power phase and the slow ram speeds... if you are willing to go up to an mATX setup, then both these problems are solved, and it shouldn't cost you any more than the current set up
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G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
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HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
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