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i want to build a nice small box to bring to LANS, but am also debating just moving my 2500K to an overclockable M-ITX board and buying a 7970 and calling it a day.

you have a budget of $1200, ckeanes looking and smallest case possible with good ventilation is a must, you must also incluse an aftermarket heatsink, be it an AIO Watercooler or HSF.

Preffered site is Tigerdirect.ca. as i have one of thier shops local to me and can walk in and buy parts in person. if you need elsewhere, you may use newegg.

lets see what you can come up with guys. you can use either my 2500K, or find a speedy chip that can go into it that doesnt OC.

Ready.

Set.

GO.

amazed theres no responses yet?
Edited by PCSarge - 7/12/13 at 5:55pm
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I'll edit this later in the day with one
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Choose the case first, then figure out the components because some cooling solutions work better than others depending on the case.

"cleanest looking and smallest case possible with good ventilation."

Fractal Design Node 304 has a clean look at the front, so does Silverstone SG08. Choose one... ready... set... go wink.gif
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i'd say go with the node, supports tower coolers and has a rear exhaust so non blower GPU can still exhaust properly
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What all parts do you need? I included case, mobo, gpu, cooler, as for the psu, head over the the node 304 club and ask around, its a very hard thing to figure out psus that fit in this case.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1266342/official-fractal-design-node-304-owners-club

Node 304- 89.99
Msi Z77IA E53 or Asrock z77e itx, 129.99 and 139.99 respectively, neither on tiger direct though..
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 11197-03-40G 429.99
Corsair h80? 114.99


Total 764.96 not including new psu if you need one.
 
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ive been looking into a prodigy guys. so base your builds around that already have cpu/ram/psu they are being pulled from my current rig.
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Noooo, why the prodigy?
 
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I never did get around to this. Sorry mate.
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Noooo, why the prodigy?

why? cause i can carry it to LANs easily is why?
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Well looks like you already made up your mind from what I can see in the Bitfenix Prodigy thread.

Hopefully you won't have a problem with the handles as others have when actually using them as handles - I never had issues myself but I didn't take it to lans either.

I will say that the case was very well built but I like my Node 304 better, better airflow and more quiet.

Good choice on the motherboard thumb.gif
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