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Hey guys decided I wanna go this route for a few reasons, space,save some money, and just looks cool in my opinion...What I need from you guys is to tell me if the parts I picked are ok and will they be able to max a modern day game.I can salvege some parts off my old rig but I will need a mini-atx or micro-atx motherboard and a cool looking case that will support a full-size gpu like a 7970 or 680. Heres what I found so far.... GigabyteG1 sniper M3 LGA 1155-$169........As rock Z77 professional-M LGA 1155-$134........ Now for the minis......Asus P8H61-I R2.0 LGA 1155-$85......Asrock B75M-ITX LGA 1155-$90......Asrock Z77E-ITX LGA 1155-$139..... I would prefer the mini-itx because of the size but will these be able to do what I need them to do is the question? For the case iam thinking something like a Fractal Define Mini,....Lian LI PC V355B......I really like the boxy look so I will possibly add a window later on myself. Thank you for your input:thumb:
     
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For ITX, there are two options: Asrock Z77E-ITX or the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe.
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Will either of them handle games maxed out at decent fps and a good cpu overclock? It has to be as small as possible yet be very capable in gaming- I don't mean to be difficult either....These smaller boards require same power psu or no? Iam going to need a nice small psu if they even make something like that?
     
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Mini-ITX boards like the two I mentioned perform exactly like full sized boards except for lower OC potential. As for the Asus, it might even be better than some full sized boards. If you want a 24/7 OC they are great but for benching at 5+ Ghz they are not. They use regular ATX PSUs.
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Oh no I don't do benching just gaming,got any recommendations for cases?
     
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I've heard lots of praise for the Bitfenix Prodigy, but you said you wanted boxy. Lian Li and Silverstone make many high-quality mini-itx cases.
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silverstone sg09,/sg10 get a modular PSU and a Matx motherboard.

Best Matx mobo (IMHO) asrock extreame4-m z77
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Can I ask u guys something? I noticed the real small motherboards are the mini-itx or atx sorry that's the one I want The deminsions are 6.75"x6.75"...... Now on the micro atx they are 9.6"x9.6" so give or take 3 inches do u think it will be noticible? The smaller ones are any of them game worthy or am I gonna have to go with micro-atx? I like the prodigy alot actually and the price isn't bad either on those!
     
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Theres a Asrock pro 4 -M lga 1155 z77- $109.99 on new egg.Is that the one your talking about?
     
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mITX vs mATX vs ATX will not differ at all when it comes to gaming.

The H61 boards do not have Sata III which is only an issue if you plan on using an SSD.

For mITX, if you want wifi built in, you'll need a Z77 board usually.

If you're going to go for mITX, the Bitfenix Prodigy is one of the largest options out there.
If you're going to go for mATX, the Fractal Design Define Mini is one of the largest options out there.
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