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Best mATX/ITX rig with my budget?

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Looking to build a decent gaming mini rig, need help with parts, etc.

Budget: $500 (will push higher if necessary)

Already have 4 GB DDR2 Ram.
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Looking to build a decent gaming mini rig, need help with parts, etc.

Budget: $500 (will push higher if necessary)

Already have 4 GB DDR2 Ram.

DDR2 ram...
Trust me on this you don't want to spend money on a ddr2 based system ion this time and age, you're better off selling the ram you have and building a system that uses ddr3.

Something like an APU based system would be great for the price, or if you want to stretch it a bit you could grab an h77/h87 motherboard and couple it with an i3 and an entry level gpu for better performance/upgrade-ability.

Generally an matx system would cost you less and be more upgradeable, but it is up to you wither you want the smaller form factor or longer life-span. If you don't plan on installing other expansion cards than a gpu, an matx motherboard would be a waste. But on the other hand matx is a bit cheaper than itx.

I'll play around with configs and reply with one for you smile.gif
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Thanks a lot, just looking for something that can do some gaming. For example, the max I would like is medium on Skyrim. If I can get high even better lol. Will be using this as just a daily user and gaming on the side.
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a quick mock up: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/178tI
A bit over budget but it should give you an idea of what to get.
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This is exactly what I am looking for thank you so much! +1 man!
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post #6 of 8
If it helps any, I would recommend buying used RAM from reputable sellers on eBay, could save you anywhere from $10-20. Pretty much always buy used RAM for my builds, no problems so far thumb.gif

Also consider browsing the OCN marketplace, some good deals can be found there as well
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Yeah I always browse the marketplace first just in case I find a good deal. And your right it could save me a decent amount of money that can be used in the future thumb.gif
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Not to get weird, but I have a bunch of extra parts that I am building into a system to sell. They're all new and geared toward an mITX set-up. They're all quality parts, but a generation or so behind. It's just stuff I've bought over time that I never got around to using.

Biostar H61 ITX Mobo
White Bitfenix Prodigy Case
Intel i3-2100
Corsair CX430
8GB PNY DDR3-1333 RAM
750GB Samsung Spinpoint HDD
NZXT T40 CPU Cooler
LiteOn DVD-R/W Drive
EVGA 9800GT 512MB Akimbo

You'll want to update the GPU eventually, but it will be enough to get you going; especially if you're gaming at 1600x900 or less.

I don't mind shipping it from Nashville if you can cover the cost. I can finish it out on my end as well and post a build log for you. I'll put Windows 7 Ultimate on there as well, but it will be up to you to have it activated if needed.

I'm not sure what shipping would be, but assuming it's not crazy, I was thinking $450 shipped is fair.
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