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your needs are not excessive. have you considered either a mATX or maybe even an ITX? knowing the benefits and capabilities of the different form factors should be your 1st step. size of the machine and how loud you want your machine to be will determine a great deal of what parts you should get. where is this machine going to be located? in your room? in the living room? how dusty is the environment expected to be? etc... what do you plan on driving with this machine? just a single 1080p? or eyefinity? etc? what parts can you salvage from another machine? do you need new keyboard/mouse/monitor? etc... there are alot of info that is still needed to provide a suggestion that is tailored to your needs.
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your needs are not excessive. have you considered either a mATX or maybe even an ITX? knowing the benefits and capabilities of the different form factors should be your 1st step. size of the machine and how loud you want your machine to be will determine a great deal of what parts you should get. where is this machine going to be located? in your room? in the living room? how dusty is the environment expected to be? etc... what do you plan on driving with this machine? just a single 1080p? or eyefinity? etc? what parts can you salvage from another machine? do you need new keyboard/mouse/monitor? etc... there are alot of info that is still needed to provide a suggestion that is tailored to your needs.

Thank you.

The machine is going to be located in an office/room. There will be no other use for the room other than video gaming on the PC. No animals will be in there, so less fluff and dust. Noise: Does not matter too much, unless its loud enough to get through headphones or loud speakers. Dust will be little. I plan on using this machine mainly for gaming, but also some video editing. Probably will also use as media centre for movies, and games for consoles. I plan on using Windows7 64 ult. One display 34" 1080p monitor. Near window, so air won't be an issue. I will be buying new everything but speakers. Space would be nice but if I can find a good ~600GB HDD can spend more on other items.

In general, this will be your average gaming computer with nothing too focused on the rendering part of performance. Rendering here referring to video editing.

I'm trying to be as specific as possible, since you guys are so helpful.
post #13 of 19
You should look at this thread for picking out your psu http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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post #14 of 19
do you foresee yourself ever going with SLi/Xfire? how important is audiophile quality sound to you? do you need discreet sound card? or would onboard audio satisfy your needs? from what you have said so far. it doesn't look like you need anything bigger then a mATX. or even an ITX if you don't need a soundcard/2nd vid card.

I would recommend you take a look at the TJ08-E owners club thread and see of something like that is what you'd be interested in. PSU wise, quality trumps wattage rating every time. so don't be hooked into buying those huge kilowatt units. you should look into a quality 600w unit for a single video card build. or a 750w for a SLi/Xfire card build. generally you wont go wrong with either a corsair AX or a seasonic X PSU.

if you decided that you can settle for ITX, then i would recommend a SG08.
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You should look at this thread for picking out your psu http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
It's very useful. Thanks

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do you foresee yourself ever going with SLi/Xfire? how important is audiophile quality sound to you? do you need discreet sound card? or would onboard audio satisfy your needs? from what you have said so far. it doesn't look like you need anything bigger then a mATX. or even an ITX if you don't need a soundcard/2nd vid card.

I would recommend you take a look at the TJ08-E owners club thread and see of something like that is what you'd be interested in. PSU wise, quality trumps wattage rating every time. so don't be hooked into buying those huge kilowatt units. you should look into a quality 600w unit for a single video card build. or a 750w for a SLi/Xfire card build. generally you wont go wrong with either a corsair AX or a seasonic X PSU.

if you decided that you can settle for ITX, then i would recommend a SG08.
Well I would most definitely be creating music on the machine, as well as movies. While I don't think I need an insane high end sound card, I would probably settle for an onboard unless I had the option of getting an optical output.

I will look at the threads, and see how they look. In terms of PSU I do not feel as it is a huge expense, so getting a good quality one is not an issue.

How expandable are the mATX in terms of RAM and video?
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If you really are in the St. Louis area, there is a MircoCcenter. Right now you can get the following

  • i5 3570K 189.99
  • ASRock Z77 Extreme4 89.99
  • Samsung 2x4 Ram DDR3 1600 47.99
  • Asus 7850 219.99


Total 599.63 including tax

Pick your case, PSU and a 212 cooler and you're all set and within budget.


I really like the price of the i5 there. Everywhere else is way more expensive. If i decide to go that route, would you potentially help me out if i pay you the money and have it shipped?
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It's very useful. Thanks
Well I would most definitely be creating music on the machine, as well as movies. While I don't think I need an insane high end sound card, I would probably settle for an onboard unless I had the option of getting an optical output.

I will look at the threads, and see how they look. In terms of PSU I do not feel as it is a huge expense, so getting a good quality one is not an issue.

How expandable are the mATX in terms of RAM and video?

mATX can handle 32gig's of RAM(4x8gig sticks) if you really have particular need for something that big. video power wise, how do you feel about maxing out at a pair of GTX690's? with mATX you can have either the LGA2011 flavor(rampage IV gene) or the LGA1155 flavor(maximus V gene). there is little to no difference in capabilities between mATX and ATX unless you are going to build an extremely expensive system.
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WD 1TB black,  WD 2TB green Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
32 inch Vizio TV 1920 x 1080 27 inch ASUS IPS Razer Death stalker Rosewill Hive 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Rosewill  Razer Deathadder Razer  On board Realtek w/ Creative 5.1 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Rosewill Hive 650 Watt semi modular  Rosewill Blackhawk Razer Deathadder 
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