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Ook, so this summer I have two projects going on, the first being im going to put an old p4 matx system in a cereal box, im not going to spoil it, but watch this space!

My second being where my problem crops up, im off to uni soon so im after building a ssf gaming rig. The components I need to incorporate into this build are one of those new shiny 95w 1055ts, got it yesterday and can't wait to slap it in a system, a 5770, possibly being upgraded to a 5850, a h50 cooler, and finally a new 880 gigbyte matx mobo, along with the other goodies in sig.

So what case do you guys reccomend for a uni LAN party beast?
Well, in my opinion, a good LAN party case must have a handle (carrying bags can only get you so far), be compact and have great airflow.

The SilverStone Sugo SG04 would worth considering.
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yeah i reakon go a sg04... with a h-50 or even some decent aircoolers that fit in their... not many though lol

or if u wanted to go a lil bigger.. a NZXT Vulcan ( has handle :] )

but the sg04 be more portable n still keep petty cool
    
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i've seen the sg02

If I got busy and had a welding session with the case so I would have something like this.



you think there would be room to fit the radiator and fans if i used a short gpu, such as a 5770?
Edited by Skaterboydale - 7/12/10 at 1:22pm
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Might I suggest a Lian Li PC-V351.

It's a little bigger than the Silverstone, but there's a bit more clearance for the CPU cooler, and it can fit a 5870 with no problems, and if you remove a front fan, you can go to a 5970.
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Thanks for the suggestions, but I ordered a mini p180 in the end, I know you all will kill me

Figured it will house everything I want, is smaller than my current case, and I am strong! So lugging around won't be too bad, plus im taking a car to uni

Will post a build log on the AMD section and final photos here, if you lot haven't killed me by then

And if fund permit, I might be tempted to do a atom/ion mini itx build for source gaming LAN parties.
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Thanks for the suggestions, but I ordered a mini p180 in the end, I know you all will kill me

Figured it will house everything I want, is smaller than my current case, and I am strong! So lugging around won't be too bad, plus im taking a car to uni

Will post a build log on the AMD section and final photos here, if you lot haven't killed me by then

And if fund permit, I might be tempted to do a atom/ion mini itx build for source gaming LAN parties.
Looking forward to the build log.

Also for the Mini-ITX gaming build, why not get a Mini-ITX AMD board, and run a Athlon II X2 underclocked, and seriously undervolted. Better performance, and you can get away with stock cooler fine. Also AMD has better IGP's.

I have an Athlon II X4 running at 3045 MHz at 1.175V, 12 hours LinX stable. Quad core 3 Ghz @ 1.175V, pretty nice to me. With a dual core you could probably get the same with an extra 0.025v less.

Read this here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ient,1997.html
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Looking forward to the build log.

Also for the Mini-ITX gaming build, why not get a Mini-ITX AMD board, and run a Athlon II X2 underclocked, and seriously undervolted. Better performance, and you can get away with stock cooler fine. Also AMD has better IGP's.

I have an Athlon II X4 running at 3045 MHz at 1.175V, 12 hours LinX stable. Quad core 3 Ghz @ 1.175V, pretty nice to me. With a dual core you could probably get the same with an extra 0.025v less.

Read this here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ient,1997.html
Good idea, I had seen a 890 I think itx board, that was soon to be released, and seeing as I will have a 620 lying around, all I would need is the mobo, RAM, case and single slot gpu, I have seen a single slot 5750.. I have the other parts laying around the house, including a vertex SSD I had off ebay for £40
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Good idea, I had seen a 890 I think itx board, that was soon to be released, and seeing as I will have a 620 lying around, all I would need is the mobo, RAM, case and single slot gpu, I have seen a single slot 5750.. I have the other parts laying around the house, including a vertex SSD I had off ebay for £40
Your going way overkill, a 785G or an 880G is more then enough. Also where'd you get the Vertex from on ebay? Link.
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Its only a 30gb, had it from an auction on ebay, not many people seemed too interested in them? Anyways heres a link to one thats £80

The tip is to keep an eye out, theres always some popping up on the cheap

ooh, and heres a link to the board I was looking at link , i'd rather teh 890, for the integrated gpu (better than the 880), and the only other 880 itx board i've seen from asus takes laptop ram
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i've seen the sg02

If I got busy and had a welding session with the case so I would have something like this.



you think there would be room to fit the radiator and fans if i used a short gpu, such as a 5770?
Okay, from my experience with my SG02B-F (I'm getting too lazy to pull my old pics that now litter this thread...)

You can fit a H50 into there without modding... if you are willing to sacrafice both Optical Drives and use an external USB drive

Two HD5770's have plenty of room to fit, I had to get creative on the cooling for two 8800gt, however. (additional 80mm exhaust fan held in place by the sheer bulk of my TX750's cables).

Corsair TX750 = nogo. It's a massive, long cabled, nonmodular PSU.
Antec TPQ850 = a lither better, only due to it's modular cabling, because it's yet bigger then the TX750. Missing a critical feature (see "PSU fan")

PSU fan = get one with a 120mm+ fan. Otherwise, when you add a GPU, it will create a solid wall that makes the socket area (and NB) very hot. Even though my H50 was in the drive bays sucking out heat, it was not enough. Nowhere near enough. Not even a hope in h...

Yeah. Just not enough. Unless if you are going for a small, but decent, air cooler (less than 70-75mm tall, iirc).

Okay, that's just (some of) my opinions on my SG02 experience. I hope you have some good ones to come out of this.


Oh, and it's still a lither large to be carrying around in a duffle bag on a lan party... especially when it's at school, and the massive grounds seperate you from the parking lot
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