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I am trying to build a HTPC, in a bit fenix prodigy but I wanted to game on it as well. will it be possible to game on a mini itx board? does it effect performance?


I plan on getting a ivy bridge CPU and a 7970 GPU
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I had the z77 deluxe from Asus it is a beast of a board !!! Did 4.6 with no problem.
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post #3 of 12
If you get a good board and card, you should play games almost the same as a normal big PC.
post #4 of 12
It will be the same if you go with quality parts.
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post #5 of 12
The form factor of your motherboard won't affect your performance when it comes to gaming or anything else. It's just smaller than most motherboards, that's all. smile.gif
post #6 of 12
Board has nothing to do with gaming performance. That is up to gpu, CPU, and ram.

Make sure you choose your cooling wisely, as if you use it for an Htpc, most gaming hardware will be noisy
post #7 of 12
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I am trying to build a HTPC, in a bit fenix prodigy but I wanted to game on it as well. will it be possible to game on a mini itx board? does it effect performance?
I plan on getting a ivy bridge CPU and a 7970 GPU

The real question is do you plan on OCing your CPU and GPU.
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks everyone!
Repped everyone!



I have another question I have a smartTV and it wont let me boot my PC onto the SmartTV as a monitor and idk why. It only boots up until the Windows logo loading screen, then gives me a blank black screen and says nothing is hooked up. the computer is my sig rig. Do I need to configure something before I hooked it up to the TV?
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Xspc EX120 Radiator D5 pump w/ speed controller & Dual bay Res Raystorm CPU & GPU block UV Blue 
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Corsair Force gt SSD 120 gb 750gb HDD 7200rpm Pioneer CD/DVD Xspc EX360 Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Xspc EX120 Radiator D5 pump w/ speed controller & Dual bay Res Raystorm CPU & GPU block UV Blue 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH238h AOC 19" K90 Corsair 
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post #9 of 12
So I have this case and I've already built my rig. My question is, is it possible to mount a 240mm radiator on the front of the case even after you already removed the "5.25 bay front panel, there is no way to reconnect it after it is removed.mad.gif I have a disk drive installed but I want to know if there is any reason to remove it if I can't install a front rad. Thanks thumb.gif
post #10 of 12
Yes.. you can reconnect it. Its held in by screws...

Or are you talking about the front flap thing? shouldnt matter about hte flap thing, since the front panel has the cover anyway
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