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i5-2500k + Asus matx mobo in a matx case = doom?

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Hi all... I should start off by saying.. I'm a real noob when it comes to computers. frown.gif

I've googled and learned as much as I can over the past week as I've been trying to compile parts for a new computer rig.

I've been trying to find the smallest case possible to fit the following parts:

http://bit.ly/gjufyp

I'm not sure if I need the i5-2500k or if I can just settle on the cheaper i5-2500 version. I'm not a heavy computer gamer, but that might also just be because I've never really had a nice computer.

One of my friends told me that if I use that Asus matx mobo + the i5-2500k and the Sapphire 1 gig 128bit graphics card - I might end up frying everything from putting it in the small matx case.
(They also said the graphics card might not fit, but I really don't know how to check to see if it would fit with out just ordering the parts....)

Anyways - any help you could give me would be much appreciated.
Like I said I'm really new to this and am trying my best to learn.

Thanks!
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First off, if you aren't overclocking don't get the K cpu, and if you have good fans and good air flow you don't have to worry about it.
What is this computer for?

get a video card that exhuasts heat out the back of the computer to help save other parts from the heat of the video card. If you want a cool running chip get an AMD six core or something like that.

get this video card if you want it to not put heat into the case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161344

this case is not going to result in a quiet setup. just so you know.
this would be a much better case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163166
would provide so much more cooling power, and room for the video card.
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Thank you so much for the fast reply.

I do a lot of 3d rendering using Solidworks and pro-engineer.
A little light gaming like team fortress, 1/2 life 2 and so on.

I've never had a nice computer, so I might start playing computer games much more (I've always used game consuls for gaming).

My current room at Uni is only 9 x 11ft (actually it's probably even smaller than that). So noise and size is a concern for me. I'd really like to cram as much as I can into a small matx case.

My budget is $800 - 1,000 (Something in the middle would be perfect).

Again, thank you so much for the fast reply.
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Do NOT buy that case. I have it, and it SUCKS! plus its huge for an matx case. I recommend a silverstone sugo case and a 768mb gtx460 instead of that 5770. It runs much cooler and is faster. Youre probably not gonna overclock so get the locked i5 2500. use the money saved to buy some branded corsair ram like the 4gb xms3 kit.
Edited by Giac - 1/22/11 at 2:15pm
    
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Would the NZXT Rogue case be better?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EchoLaughter;12103580 
Would the NZXT Rogue case be better?

the nzxt rogue is very big, so it might not be the best for you. Also your friend is an idiot for telling you your pc will fry lol.
Also I couldn't help but notice you can get a much better power supply for 90$. A corsair HX650 or a VX550 would be perfect.
Edited by Giac - 1/22/11 at 2:28pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Giac;12103566 
Do NOT buy that case. I have it, and it SUCKS! plus its huge for an matx case. I recommend a silverstone sugo case and a 768mb gtx460 instead of that 5770. It runs much cooler and is faster. Youre probably not gonna overclock so get the locked i5 2500. use the money saved to buy some branded corsair ram like the 4gb xms3 kit.

Thanks for the heads up on the power supply!

I looked at the "SILVERSTONE Sugo SG05-B Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case SFX 300W 80Plus Power Supply" case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163149

Would I just remove the 300w psu and replace it with the larger one?
(would I need to mod it... or do you think it would be proprietary.)

Also, it fits a 9 inch graphics card. I've been googling graphics cards, but can't seem to find what size they are.

(I also changed the ram out for a better name brand one: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145278

As for the graphics, I found this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - It's reg. $200, but I can actually get it for $150 which isn't bad at all.
Edited by EchoLaughter - 1/22/11 at 7:04pm
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