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I have a budget of $1550 and I have the Disc Drive and gpu I need everything else a 3930K is a must.... but I just need help deciding how to cool this beast and what parts to get as this is my first ever small form factor build
.. Cable Management is also a must....
post #2 of 16
How small do you want this build to be? I'm assuming m-atx is a must but what is the largest case you would want? Also, what gpu do you have?
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1305343/scratch-build-compact-splash-14-5l-mitx-watercooled-3770k-gtx570/0_80
^^ best i've seen for mitx

matx for your 3930k as there are no motherboards for lga2011 in mitx
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matx for your 3930k as there are no motherboards for lga2011 in mitx

Eh not necessarily true:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101128
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post #5 of 16
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I have the GTX590 I need it big enogh for good cable management and two gpus.... I need it small enough though to take to college next semester and take out of town with me.... but again I rook my haf932 with me out of town....
post #6 of 16
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Also I would like to keep the tower at 1200-1300 to free up some peripheral money!
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

Eh not necessarily true:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101128

This isn't mitx either....

dunx

P.S. It has two PCI-E slots
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I don't want mitx ibwoukd prefer matx...
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matx for your 3930k as there are no motherboards for lga2011 in mitx

Eh not necessarily true:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101128

Technically he is right. That is a modified DTX board. tongue.gif

As to the OP, what do you consider good cable management? Because as you go smaller, it becomes more difficult to properly manage cables. What is your requirement on HDDs?
     
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post #10 of 16
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This isn't mitx either....

dunx

P.S. It has two PCI-E slots

Yeah I know but it's smaller than m-atx which is why I said "it's not necessarily true"
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