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I just recently decided to get back into the desktop scene after dealing with laptops only for about a year. That's really annoying. They're loud and hot, touchpads suck... I could go on and on. But they are small and thats nice when I am a college student with limited space.

And then I had this epiphany. I could just have a smallish desktop, since I already have an external monitor on my desk. And then came the indecision. Do I rebuild my current desktop into a smaller case or get a new system entirely? Hmm. I still don't know.

Anyway, hi.
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Build a nice Matx sandybridge build. Less space and still beastly.
    
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Yep, I looked at another members Gene-Z + TJ08-E build then decided promptly that was hot. However getting an CM Elite 360 and new CPU heatsink for my desktop is far cheaper and maybe I can build an Ivy Bridge micro ATX system when that comes around.
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Yeah. I'm about to get rid of my current setup and gonna pick up the Gene-Z with the TJ08. Getting the Asus Matrix 580GTX
    
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Welcome to OCN!!

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Thanks GreenieGriz!
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Welcome =)
    
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Welcome to OCN !
    
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Welcome dood check out the small form factor forum for further info on building your rig. It helps a lot to figure out your budget and let them know as well, then they'll do the rest
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Plans sound good, I hope you get a good feeling out of your new setup.

And, hello o/
     
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