Looks like I have to clear things up a bit. The person currently owns and operates an HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix. This computer has a 3770 and a 7950 in it, both of these parts are going to be scrapped off the computer and used in this build. So those two components are already owned and make sense to use as they are still very competent and provide good performance still to this day, obviously there is better hardware out there but exceeding the budget is not a good alternative. The 7950 will be replaced by a 290X, namely my current 290X that I am using. This replacement will happen once I buy myself a new GPU sometime this upcoming winter. I am not gaining any profit from all of these, I am simply helping out and building the rig, I am not selling any of my parts. I am also giving away my Kingston HyperX Predator modules so that the person wont have to buy any RAM.
I hope everyone now gets the idea.
Originally Posted by Gamingonabudget
I think a laptop is was you need, possibly with the external GPU setup with monitors at both locations, or TV's whatever suits your preference.
I already have a laptop, check my signature. This build is for another person.
Originally Posted by Gilles3000
That might be a bit of a challenge, Z77 ITX boards are pretty scarce these days, I suggest you keep an eye on Ebay and local second hand sites. maybe try some smaller stores that still might have one in a box in the back collecting dust.
Could you recommend some specific models? I have checked a few websites and some Swiss hardware stores still have some old Mini ITX 1155 motherboards for sale.
Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug
There's a reason the 1 TB WD Blue HDD is so popular: it's good and worth the money. My Spinpoint F1 was the fastest 1 TB HDD on the market when I got it and the Western Digital destroys it. You can get another HDD if you want, but passing on the Western Digital offering just because everyone else has it is kind of a silly reason. You probably won't notice your HDD's performance anyway. You'll also want a SSD in this build.
I will get the 1TB WD Blue HDD
I have a questions concerning RAM, The Kingston HyperX Predator RAM is high profile, there is nothing mentioned in the case specifications concerning the maximum supported RAM module height. Is it going to be a problem managing to fit those into the 380T?