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There is a 290 in the market place atm for 235

Then the cooler Master 130 is 32 I think.
    
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Thats a pretty good price, I woudl expect it to reach that price here in £££

If you dont mind getting the 130 then it does open up PSU's a bit as I agree the silverstone models are garbage, but they are pretty much all thats available!

Don't feel like you have to give in though and get a larger chassis if you want that SG05 we can still do this biggrin.gif

EDIT: I don't think you'll save any money by getting a G3258 tbh as you need a z series mobo, unless of course you want to upgrade down the line for a slightly compromised rig now, thats a kind of decision you'll have to make though
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post #13 of 44
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I just mentioned the sg05 since I saw it was 40 but like I said this is more about pushing the proformance as much as possible so I'm willing to use any method to that provided they actually work lol

Ebay, marketplace, Houston Texas Craigslist what ever I gotts do lol
    
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Do you have a size limit for the build at all or are we sticking with itx?
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The context is provided in the OP. Needs to be able to go through the airport for the possibility of travel otherwise I'll be selling it which will produce downtime.
    
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As you have no other rig and I can't find a i5 in budget I would reccomend i3 but you could easily swap the i3 and mobo for a G3258 and a z series.

i3 4160 $95

MSI ITX H81 board $45

R9 290 $235

You'll be better off bidding for SSDs or looking locally but this is a pretty good deal for $60 shipped

SG05 Newegg $40 CM 130 $32


Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB Kit 8GB x2 DDR3 1866 MHz
$73

Leaving $60 for a PSU which I would buy new - I literally no almost nothing about power supplies, and is one of the few compnents I would make a thread about if I needed a new one
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Leaving $60 for a PSU which I would buy new - I literally no almost nothing about power supplies, and is one of the few compnents I would make a thread about if I needed a new one
Or you can just find a few and i can tell you which is the best one.
At this point i have looked most up so many times i dont even have to do it anymore as i can go by memory
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post #18 of 44
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Does the i3 have a heatsink?

I've been looking at the scythe mugen if needed.

There's no itx boards for previous generations either? Old xeons are usually pretty cheap (which is why it came to mind)

Still on phone running errands so can't really soak in all the info but do appreciate the suggestions thus far
    
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I dont normally double post however I was just PMed by a member willing to sell me the following...

i5 2500k
EVGA Z77 Stinger ITX
8GB G Skill Ares 8GB 2400mhz

Total 250

I think this is probably going to be the best bang for the buck entry as it allows for overclocking and also allows for a future i7 3770k upgrade to take advantage of the full 2400mhz.

That leaves R9 290 which I will try to shave to 200. But for the time being I guess I need a PSU, Case, HSF, SSD.

480GB SSD

Cryorig C7

CM 130 = 32

PSU = ?

Running more errands after this but Ill keep checking, and thanks for all the suggestions thus far!
    
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Hey Shilka,

The EVGA SuperNova B2 750w is sub 50 USD right now from NCIXUS, is it worth pulling the trigger?
    
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