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post #1 of 5
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ok a friend of mine has commissioned my to help build him the smallest rig possible. but he still wants to be able to game @1080p with some of the fancy things on.

im building it on an extreme budget.

but i still want to be able to:
Overclock if needs be
fit a proper gpu in the case
quad core. no dual with HT.
thats about it.

i was thinking
i5 2500k
and a gtx 660 non ti.
this ssd + a hdd(which one?!)

with a decent z77/z68 board ideally a 77 so he can use adaptive vsync.

the real problem im having is the PSU. to power everything.

i will be using english sites to buy things ie

ebuyer
scan
aria

any help will be rep'd!!
post #2 of 5
what's the budget?
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Yin&Yang
(19 items)
 
Soon
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4820K Gigabyte X79 UP4 GTX 660 (waiting for new AMD cards) Samsung green  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Adata SP900  Seagate 2TB hard drive (the power of 1 edition)  Custom WC Loop Linux (various versions) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster T240HD Coolermaster XT Green switches XFX 1000w Corsair 800D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Naga Epic 2014 edition Razer Vespula Stax Lambda Nova Classic Custom DIY DAC 
AudioAudioOther
300b PP monoblocks Snell J3 NZXT Hue 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
8 core xeon E6 @ 3.5ghz 8 core xeon E6 @ 3.5ghz EVGA X99 SR?  AMD 390x 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
AMD 390x 128 GB ECC DDR4  1TB PCI-e SSD Custom WC Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #3 of 5
How much exactly is your budget?

A bitfenix prodigy is nice case for mini itx builds.
You can fit the longest possible gpu inside and still have an aftermarket cpu cooler. (though it depends on the motherboard as well)
Depending on how big your budget is this might not be the case for you.
As for the motherboard:
Take your pick.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007626+50001315+600093976+600009028&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=280&description=&hisInDesc=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=
Not exactly a z77, but it gets the job done.
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Originally Posted by abnotsu View Post

How much exactly is your budget?
A bitfenix prodigy is nice case for mini itx builds.
You can fit the longest possible gpu inside and still have an aftermarket cpu cooler. (though it depends on the motherboard as well)
Depending on how big your budget is this might not be the case for you.
As for the motherboard:
Take your pick.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007626+50001315+600093976+600009028&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=280&description=&hisInDesc=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=
Not exactly a z77, but it gets the job done.

link takes me to 3 asus mobos.

budget is about 500-700 pounds gb
post #5 of 5
Well.. yeah I like those asus motherboards.
Specially the p8z77.
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