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Ive never built an ITX system so I need some help deciding if ive made proper choices, so far ive got this in mind, what do you guys think? Im planning on doing some gaming on it, I want to be able to play most games at atleast medium graphics at 1920x1080. I have an HDD and DVD already, if you guys have any reccomendations id love to read them.
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post #2 of 15
Mini ITX is all but getting a nice airflow, so cable management is very important. You also want a good yet cool PSU.
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I was going to build a ITX instead of the sig rig with the same case.

That case can take a full size standard ATX PSU, so I would go with a 500+ watt ATX one instead of that low wattage ITX one. That little ITX one will not power the 6950..

Also why not an Intel processor...less power use and heat..
Edited by NateN34 - 10/19/11 at 9:50pm
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post #4 of 15
What about the Silverstone SG-07?
It packs one hell of a power supply and you can fit just about any graphics card out there in one. Only catch is that you'll need to go to a slim DVD drive.

Also, look into a Z68 motherboard and Intel CPU. I know there's a Zotac board that should fit the bill (the one without the nVidia GPU. Can't remember the name.)

EDIT: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E was the one.
Edited by brodie337 - 10/19/11 at 9:57pm
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Originally Posted by NateN34 View Post
That case can take a full size standard ATX PSU, so I would go with a 500+ watt ATX one instead of that low wattage ITX one. That little ITX one will not power the 6950..

Also why not an Intel processor...less power use and heat..
+1 Definitely pick a better PSU.
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post #6 of 15
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Well ive only had experience with AMD components, but im willing to try intel if the price and performance are close enough to what I posted. I didnt know I could fit a regular atx psu in that itx case. ill be sure to check out your reccomendations so far, thanks for the input so far guys.
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post #7 of 15
This is my recommendation for the case, by the way. Comes with a 600W PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163169
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by nizmotime View Post
if you guys have any reccomendations id love to read them.
First thing that comes to mind is that on a mini-ITX build in this price class, I'd much rather have an i3 (with 65w TDP); an i3-2100 is available for $115 on Newegg.
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or


am I getting closer to a decent set up? The price is up a bit
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post #10 of 15
I'd say the first one, that comes with the Lian Li case. The reason I say that is because of the type of PSU you can fit and Lian Li cases are sexy.

Also change the PSU though. You will want something modular and Thermaltake is no good.

Try this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151093

EDIT: Also scrap that motherboard, Zotac is not good.
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