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Pics of the new case. Wow. I love this thing. I still haven't even had the time to pull apart the case to see what's inside! I know I get some fans and some other goodies in there as well. Sorry ahead of time for the horrible lighting.











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Very sexy. Subbed. I wanna see how this goes. I'm in the middle of planning my own MATX rig too. Gonna stuff it all into a Lian Li pc-v354 only because It has 5 slots and I'm gonna Xfire my 5770's and get a tv tuner in there. I'm saving up every week. Hope I can get it by march.
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Very sexy. Subbed. I wanna see how this goes. I'm in the middle of planning my own MATX rig too. Gonna stuff it all into a Lian Li pc-v354 only because It has 5 slots and I'm gonna Xfire my 5770's and get a tv tuner in there. I'm saving up every week. Hope I can get it by march.
You're in the same boat as me dude! Thanks for the sub. I'm hoping to have mine built around March also.

What are you planning for yours? xfire AND a tv tuner? Dang! Do you have a build log?

Any suggestions for mine?
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Nope no build log yet. Just a Newegg wish list. When I get $500 or so saved up I plan to start ordering parts. Right now I'm sitting at $1,600 US. Not a budget built but in the small world of micro atx you gotta pack a punch.

But so far here is my plan.
Lian Lia PC-V354B
MSI H57M-ED65
I5-655k
Corsair H50/H70. Haven't decided.
Seasonic x750
2x XFX 5770 one ref, one non ref. Both with stock coolers though.
8gbs (4x2gb) Gskill Ripsaws
2x Corsair SSD for Raid 0
a PCI E Tv tuner with remote
And Win 7 Ultimate x64

It should all fit with the tv tuner between the 5770's only down side to this set up is I'll be running crossfire in x16/x4 instead of x8/x8. But you gotta sacrifice somewhere.
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Nope no build log yet. Just a Newegg wish list. When I get $500 or so saved up I plan to start ordering parts. Right now I'm sitting at $1,600 US. Not a budget built but in the small world of micro atx you gotta pack a punch.

But so far here is my plan.
Lian Lia PC-V354B
MSI H57M-ED65
I5-655k
Corsair H50/H70. Haven't decided.
Seasonic x750
2x XFX 5770 one ref, one non ref. Both with stock coolers though.
8gbs (4x2gb) Gskill Ripsaws
2x Corsair SSD for Raid 0
a PCI E Tv tuner with remote
And Win 7 Ultimate x64

It should all fit with the tv tuner between the 5770's only down side to this set up is I'll be running crossfire in x16/x4 instead of x8/x8. But you gotta sacrifice somewhere.
Wishing I had that kinda cash! But I don't. Hahaha. I'm pushing it for march now that I ordered the expensive case. The two SSDs are what's costing ya so much. Either way... very nice.
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Actually both SSDs are my second most expensive item. I'm getting these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233124
120 gb should be enough for now. Beside the PC-V354 has 7!!!!! hard drive slots. So plenty of room to expand when I run out of room.
I gotta get myself a copy of Win7 ($300). I figured if I'm gonna do it I better do it right. Last legal windows OS I had, other the laptops, was a copy WinXP Home I found in "broken dvd drive of friend" He said his computer crapped out and he was down with it. So I took it. 20 mins and a paper clip later it was working.
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Actually both SSDs are my second most expensive item. I'm getting these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233124
120 gb should be enough for now. Beside the PC-V354 has 7!!!!! hard drive slots. So plenty of room to expand when I run out of room.
I gotta get myself a copy of Win7 ($300). I figured if I'm gonna do it I better do it right. Last legal windows OS I had, other the laptops, was a copy WinXP Home I found in "broken dvd drive of friend" He said his computer crapped out and he was down with it. So I took it. 20 mins and a paper clip later it was working.
Very nice. That is a TON of slots for a mATX case. Mine fits two 3.5"s. That's all I need though. Legal is good! I agree. I was able to snag a legal copy from a friend in the business for free. Lucky me, eh? I wish I was good at stuff like that, but if I opened a broken DVD drive, I'd probably break it more. Definitely let me know how yours goes.

Again, I'm also open to suggestions on mine.
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post #38 of 179
Ya I know. A lot of people use it as a file/media case. Here is a link for a thread I sifted through on day.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1523895
I will do both. What are you looking to do with yours? game/email/surf/move/music?
I'm aiming mine to be a Gaming HTPC. It should be pretty epic.
post #39 of 179
I love SFF builds.

if you still need an i5 650 (hit 4.5Ghz on my crappy 212+, probably could go higher on h50/h70), i have one i am willing to sell. pm if interested
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Just thought of something I was reading your original post. Your PSU. I t's not fully modular right? googled the manual. The picture doesn't show it. SeaSonic makes great PSU. Highly recomended if you head to the PSU section. And they are fully modular so if you want to shorten up you cables you don't have to open then thing up to do. Here is a link to some with a similar wattage as yours.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...TabStoreType=1
You may be able to get away with a lower wattage. On Nvidia site they 450w minimum. And that could save you some cash depending on what you get. But if you are going for 650 to be safe I under stand. That's why I want a 750w
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