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the i3 is temporary
    
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Yes, but an i5 will be better.
    
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I like it, but can't that case support an ATX motherboard? Why go with mATX when you don't have too
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good thinking ^. but i think i chose it because its open box.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
I like it, but can't that case support an ATX motherboard? Why go with mATX when you don't have too
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post #6 of 15
Looks good to me; that i3 should hold you over pretty well in most games anyway until you can get an i5/i7 cheap

EDIT:

What about another HDD (assuming that 60GB SSD will just be for OS programs)?
I'm guessing you'll keep your 320GB for games / media?

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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
I like it, but can't that case support an ATX motherboard? Why go with mATX when you don't have too
Good call.
...Though the Max III Gene is a sweet board *coughs*sig*coughs*

Also how about the NH-14 in there (tight fit in that case / board)?
A Megahalems was pretty massive on my mATX board, still fit but the vid card was nearly touching the HSF.
Edited by candy_van - 11/25/10 at 8:44am
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post #7 of 15
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the i3 is temporary
I like it. You will be happy with an i3, it overclocks like a dream, and there are still a lot of games that don't even use more than two cores (Including all Blizzard games if you are a fan). The i5 will be a nice future upgrade for gaming also. That is assuming you are gaming. If you use applications a lot more than I would recommend upgrading to an i7 as applications are the only things that can actually take advantage of hyperthreading.

On another note, do you have an extra hard drive? 60GB will not be enough to store EVERYTHING. Enough to store Windows and your favorite 5 or 6 games/applications sure, but what about the rest?

Overall it is a very nice build. You will be very happy with it.
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post #8 of 15
i would personally change out the gskill for mushkin or corsair but besides that *thumbs up*

cooler is a bit overkill though i think considering the lack of airflow intake of that case and the 32nm i3.... if you wanna save $$ you could probably get by with like a 212+ or something under $50.
Edited by rmp459 - 11/25/10 at 9:51am
    
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post #9 of 15
The only thing I would change is losing a set of ram, the Noctua, and get a micro atx case if your getting a micro atx board. If your going to pay $90 for a cpu cooler you might as well go WC for a little more.
    
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post #10 of 15
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what is wc? why loose a set of ram? the only matx case i can see that i like is the mini p180, but they don't sell that.

as for the hard drive situation, i already own sata drives. the ssd will be for my windows install and games. i plan on using osx or debian most of the time.
Edited by anon-nick - 11/25/10 at 11:23am
    
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