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I would definately go for the R9 380 ITX - it is better to get the 1.2 Tonga Arch it has a fuller feature set 4gb colour compression and better TDP and power usage which is useful for mITX builds

I think i will buy the 860K next Week - Still waiting for the 880K, but i think, it will not be so much better than the 860K. For Around EUR 70,- it has a damn good price-performance ratio. Not sure if the 880K can beat this, hope to see some tests soon. When you combine it with the Sapphire's R9 380 ITX Version with 2GB VRAM (unfortunately, there are no 4GB-Versions, but i think 2GB VRAM should be fine for gaming in 1080p), the result should be a little powerful rig with a good price-performance ratio.

Just looking around for a Mainboard - the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ looks nice, too. It should support the 860k out-of-the-box. the placement of the CPU-Socket is also a little bit better than the MSI's - more place for the CPU Cooler tongue.gif
    
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Just looking around for a Mainboard - the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ looks nice, too. It should support the 860k out-of-the-box. the placement of the CPU-Socket is also a little bit better than the MSI's - more place for the CPU Cooler tongue.gif

 

The asrock board has 1 major flaw there are chips on the back of the motherboard that get in the way of a lot of after market coolers so you are limited to what after market cooler you can install. So going with the Msi or another option might turn out to be a better option in the long run anyway. So I would make sure to find a cooler that uses the stock heatsink mounts if you want a big cooler or you might have to mod the back plate to use them with the asrock.


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Meh, that sounds not so good - thanks for the information.
    
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Do you have a very limited budget?

I built a LAN-rig last december with an 1150 setup which runs pretty good:

i3 4160
gigabyte z97 itx
msi r9 270x itx
8gb ram

I play GTA Online with this baby in 1080p - not saying it is as fluent as on my main pc (i7 + 280x) but for the budget it is performing well. If you think about sticking to your 660ti ... go for the i3 setup. If your budget is really tight now but youll perhaps want to upgrade, the 1150 with the pentium will also be good since you can go up to an i7 ...

The 380 mini should be a good choice.

It all depends what you focus on:
- If it should be very small but can be expensive: Go for 1150 + gtx970 mini / r9 380 mini
- If super small is not your goal, keep the 660ti and give her a good i3 or an overclocked pentium
- If you want to try overclocking and tweaking to get the most out ouf a small system (which can also be interesting) go for the fm2+
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@arbiterhand

Yes, i have a little Budget - i think around 400€ max incl. a new GPU (=450 US$). I have also looked at AMDs APU's. They are veeery interesting, because of energy Efficiency (in comparsion to CPU + discrete GPU) and the possibility to build an ultra-small system. But in this scenario i need also faster RAM, and even 2.400MHz RAM bottlenecks the iGPU. So i think i go better with 860K & discrete GPU.
    
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@arbiterhand

Yes, i have a little Budget - i think around 400€ max incl. a new GPU (=450 US$). I have also looked at AMDs APU's. They are veeery interesting, because of energy Efficiency (in comparsion to CPU + discrete GPU) and the possibility to build an ultra-small system. But in this scenario i need also faster RAM, and even 2.400MHz RAM bottlenecks the iGPU. So i think i go better with 860K & discrete GPU.
hey leo would you like me to spec you a build? On part picker?
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@wishy1

That would be very nice, thanks.

I Cant decide between X4 860K and dedicated GPU & A10-7870 or maybe A10-7890K. Thats also very interesting biggrin.gif
    
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@wishy1

That would be very nice, thanks.

I Cant decide between X4 860K and dedicated GPU & A10-7870 or maybe A10-7890K. Thats also very interesting biggrin.gif
What's the price difference between them?
post #39 of 52
I think all of you are crazy, imo. I think the best option is to go for the 860k and use the 660ti to save money. I used to use a 650ti boost, which isn't as strong as a 660ti, and I can say that as long as you par it with a decent cpu it should play most games just fine as long as you aren't playing above 1080p. The two extra cores of the 860k will also be more useful than a G3258 for multitasking.
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@wishy1

That would be very nice, thanks.

I Cant decide between X4 860K and dedicated GPU & A10-7870 or maybe A10-7890K. Thats also very interesting biggrin.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mpWyCJ

Here is the build - I have included a 2gb R9 380 so its abit over budget but is a much better card that the current 660 - Although TBH you could probably keep your 660ti for a little while longer to save money as mr squishy points out.

I have reused some of your parts to save money - happy to help if you want to do a slim form factor build using an SFX PSU later
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