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post #11 of 31
Why did no one mention the SG-05 doesn't accept ATX PSUs natively? It's made for SFX but you could fit an ATX in it if you mod it.
You could also buy the SG-05 with an included 450w PSU for ~$125 if you want.
IMO the SG-05 is more than enough for this build as you will not need much space for a longer GPU, and probably won't be using 4HDDs.
post #12 of 31
was just looking at your build and caught a couple things that might save you a little bit of money. If your going with a i3 CPU then the Z77 board is overkill. Z77 is really only necessary if you want to overclock. Id suggest looking at some H77 boards instead. In fact there is a H77 model of the exact board your looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128567. The other thing is that if your just going to be using integrated GPU from intel then the CX430 is also overkill. Thats a good choice if you ever plan on upgrading her with a dedicated GPU but otherwise id save my money and go for something more in the 300 watt range, in fact doing some quick calculations u shouldn't need more than 250 watts (I know its nice to have the extra power but if you know you wont ever need it then it will just make your system less efficient) . As far as cooling in those cases goes, really without a dedicated GPU you wont be putting off to much heat as long as your PSU is orientated properly in the case so it can help exhaust air from inside. Hope this helps some, I personally havnt done a SFF build but I've done a lot of research into them as that will be my next build.
P.S. Just noticed while i was looking around that silverstone makes the SG-05B with a 300 watt PSU looks like it could be perfect for your needs biggrin.gif
post #13 of 31
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@thymedtd - thanks for the heads up on the SFX PSU for the SG-05B. If I go in that direction I would get the case with the 300W PSU as that will drive this system fine. As I recall on the MoBo there was an issue with Ivy Bridge CPUs and the H77; I'll have to double check that. I've downloaded the SG-05B manual and it looks like there are holders for both a 2.5" SSD and 3.5" HD. I've got a couple of weeks before ordering parts and maybe someone will post some experience with the Lian Li case that I mentioned; otherwise I'll probably go with the SilverStone case. Hey my wife can choose between black and white for the color!
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post #14 of 31
Have you considered using a FM2 ITX board(selection is very limited), since a FM2 processor will perform better, and longer then the i3, and for the same or less. Assuming they fit your needs.

Motherboard($90) - MSI FM2-A75IA-E53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130664

APU($110 with promo code EMCXRVM36) - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

RAM($70) - Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313323
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I'm a big Intel shareholder and it would betray my sense of confidence in the company to go with an AMD chip.biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 31
Haswell got that new new integrated graphics,if you can wait abit.
post #17 of 31
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I thought about that but I don't think the i3 Haswell will be released for several months more.
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post #18 of 31
Okay then,my vote is on the silverstone.
post #19 of 31
I also vote for silverstone, I just love how it looks smile.gif -wish they would ditch the odd tho-
post #20 of 31
I'd be surprised if there could be an issue since H77 and Z77 were designed for Ivy Bridge. Z77 is for when you want to overclock and/or do SLI/Crossfire. Thats not to say Gigabyte didnt do something different on their board but if thats the case then they really messed that up rolleyes.gif I also would go with the Silverstone, I've always heard great things about their cases and with the included PSU it really is a great deal

Edit: also was just looking on newegg at the email deals, looks like that gigabyte H77 itx board is on sale right now for $91.99 so thats almost another $20 saved if u can pick it up while its on sale.
Edited by thymedtd - 5/30/13 at 9:23am
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