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Would be interested to see what you guys come up with...obviously can't be like HAF-X size for a LAN party rig...you get my idea right? rolleyes.gif

Let's see what cool ideas you guys have thumb.gif (no unfortunately I don't have unlimited cash, was just wondering what would be the absolute best in your mind)



EDIT: and a friend and I were having an argument, he was saying that a small LAN rig can't be as good as his system. (he's kinda closed-minded on paper-specs. Went for an x6 and a 590 redface.gif)
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Silverstone TJ08-e with Asus Maximus Gene-z, 2700k (or IB if it's out by then), 16GB of good memory, H80 to cool it, and dual 7970s (or Kepler 680s). Add in a 240GB SSD, Corsair 1kw Platinum, 1+TB HDD and you're good to go in a small, portable case that looks good and cools well.
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An X6 and a GTX590? Holy bottleneck batman.

I'm at work atm so I can't whip up a spec just yet, but when the others do you'll see its VERY possible to make an insanely powerful mATX LAN rig. Heck there's a club on this forum for people with powerful mATX machines.
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Silverstone TJ08-e with Asus Maximus Gene-z, 2700k (or IB if it's out by then), 16GB of good memory, H80 to cool it, and dual 7970s (or Kepler 680s). Add in a 240GB SSD, Corsair 1kw Platinum, 1+TB HDD and you're good to go in a small, portable case that looks good and cools well.

I was sure someone would mention the Gene sooner or later, I've seen so many people with it on OCN biggrin.gif
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An X6 and a GTX590? Holy bottleneck batman.
I'm at work atm so I can't whip up a spec just yet, but when the others do you'll see its VERY possible to make an insanely powerful mATX LAN rig. Heck there's a club on this forum for people with powerful mATX machines.

And yeah.....tried to talk him out of it, but he was like "It's six cores over four, how can the 2600k be better?" Go figure
 
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I was sure someone would mention the Gene sooner or later, I've seen so many people with it on OCN biggrin.gif
And yeah.....tried to talk him out of it, but he was like "It's six cores over four, how can the 2600k be better?" Go figure

Did he even look at benchmarks? Even the i3 2 core/4 thread Sandybridge CPUS trounce the X6 in gaming.

I know what you mean though, I know A LOT of people like that, it frustrates me no end.
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Gene-z is probably the best m-ATX board out there, nothing else really comes close. I seriously considered it for this rig, but I really wanted ATX and the full size Maximus is just way too much more costly.
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Did he even look at benchmarks? Even the i3 2 core/4 thread Sandybridge CPUS trounce the X6 in gaming.
I know what you mean though, I know A LOT of people like that, it frustrates me no end.

Unfortunately he's the kinda guy that when it comes to computers wants the awesome-sounding stuff...
AKA he gets all the e-peen with the less-computer-y people, but no love from the likes of the experts here biggrin.gif
 
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mATX X79 with 3960K with SLI GTX 590 drool.gif
    
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mATX X79 with 3960K with SLI GTX 590 drool.gif

I'm sure that would also give me a nice place to fry my morning eggs. biggrin.gif
 
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