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post #11 of 17
Be wary about ordering that h60 with the SG05. From everything I've seen, you will have to remove the ODD and HDD tray to get the rad and fan to fit. That means you'll have to find some way to get your SSD to mount on the bottom of the case.
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The only reason I went mATX instead of mITX was the motherboard selection. mITX boards just do not have the options that mATX does. Came out to $1200 excluding mouse and keyboard.

Did you get the red ripjaw x's? I got the blue 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings for $60 on sale off newegg (still 2x4GB)
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
good builds have been suggested, but I'd go with this
GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128484
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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You can't overclock on the H67 chipset, so there's no point going for the K series CPU.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by kiruyama View Post
Sounds good, I think I'll stick with the 560 and try out the H60 for cooling.

Thanks for all the responses guys. Using ogboba's template as a base I came up with this:

CPU: i5 2500k
Mobo: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E (thanks for clarifying the differences between the two, I missed the onboard GPU), maybe ASrock if some new details surface in the next week or two.
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws X 8GB
GPU: GTX 560ti DirectCuII
Case: Sugo 05 450W
Cooling: Corsair H60, might as well give liquid cooling a try, sounds fun
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB

After much deliberation, I decided that maybe an SSD would be more beneficial since I have some external HDDs for storage already. I'll only be using a few programs anyways, but very often, so truthfully space shouldn't be an issue. If I go with a 2.5" SSD like the M4, would I still be able to fit in a 3.5" DVD drive without any problem? And does this build require anything like low profile RAM that I missed? I wasn't in a rush to build this but its pretty exciting since I'll be trying out quite a few new things, makes me want to pull the trigger sooner than I should
that sounds good! ssd will make a big difference in general usage. The sugo05 doesn't fit normal 5.25" dvd drive, you need to use slim one instead.
Also, you don't need low-profile ram if you go for H60 because the waterblock doesn't take up much space.
    
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post #15 of 17
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Alright, so if I go for an SSD and slim DVD drive, I should be good to go with that build as far as fitting everything inside easily goes? I might just order everything and see how it all fits before getting my DVD drive, as I rarely need to use discs except to rip PS2 games or the odd audio CD. An external DVD drive actually sounds pretty convenient for future builds, so I might just go with that.

Thanks for the help, guys, I'll be sure to post pics in the 'beastly rig' thread when I get everything put together.
post #16 of 17
awesome. Can't wait for pics
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by brodie337 View Post
You can't overclock on the H67 chipset, so there's no point going for the K series CPU.
I beg to differ... slightly. There may be better resale value down the road, plus in case the CPU goes into a Z68 chipset board in the future...
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