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Hey guys! Well I got some money to blow and I go to lans a lot so I was thinking of taking my system and packing it into the aspire X-qpack. I thought it out and I think I can pull it off if I just get that case and a new motherboard. So far this is the motherboard I have picked out: EPoX EP-8HMMI-A. I checked the zalman website and my cooler will fit on the board, but will it fit in the case is another thing. Also there is some issues with 754 boards not running two double sided sticks at DDR400 so I e-mailed epox about that and won't continue until I hear back from them. Also I'm a little worried about this VIA chipset, since I've never used one before. Overclocking is not a concern since my CPU overclocks like :turd:. I won't even be trying to overclock on this thing. But how's general gaming performance? I dunno... But anyhow, it would be sick to have a tiny little gaming PC like that. Let me know what you think and also about VIA. Also here is that motherboard on newegg.
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Hey guys! Well I got some money to blow and I go to lans a lot so I was thinking of taking my system and packing it into the aspire X-qpack. I thought it out and I think I can pull it off if I just get that case and a new motherboard. So far this is the motherboard I have picked out: EPoX EP-8HMMI-A. I checked the zalman website and my cooler will fit on the board, but will it fit in the case is another thing. Also there is some issues with 754 boards not running two double sided sticks at DDR400 so I e-mailed epox about that and won't continue until I hear back from them. Also I'm a little worried about this VIA chipset, since I've never used one before. Overclocking is not a concern since my CPU overclocks like :turd:. I won't even be trying to overclock on this thing. But how's general gaming performance? I dunno... But anyhow, it would be sick to have a tiny little gaming PC like that. Let me know what you think and also about VIA. Also here is that motherboard on newegg.

Epox is a good company. And as far as VIA chipsets go. They are usually pretty stable, just not super OC'able.
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Just don't use the psu in the x-qpack, we have several of them come in for service for dead or flaky psu's. The one out of your rig should fit if you have short optical drives.
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Just don't use the psu in the x-qpack, we have several of them come in for service for dead or flaky psu's. The one out of your rig should fit if you have short optical drives.
Ok, I'll do that. Too bad though, because it had duel rails. Mine doesn't.
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