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I REALLY like that A05nb, but if I go h67 and no card, I could most likely run a slim case instead, couldn't I?

Does anyone know if the integrated graphics can handle 1600p? That seems to be the swing vote right now between p67 w/card or h67.
By "1600p" do you mean 1600x1200 or 2560x1600? I know for sure it will do the former. Not so sure about the latter, but I recall reading some comments that the DisplayPort output was capable of that resolution.

Besides being able to run a slim case, you can run mini ITX if you can find a case that can take all your drives.
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If he goes by standard naming convention, then 1600p should mean 2560x1600.

1080p = 1920x1080
720p = 1280x720 (although most panels are 1360x768)
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If he goes by standard naming convention, ...
720p = 1280x720 (although most panels are 1360x768)
So much for naming conventions, eh?
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Yeah, I meant 2560x1600. As mentioned before, it will be running a Dell U3011.

I'm leaning towards a H67 itx board, 8Gb of ram, and then a 2500k. I'm using the k's cause they have better integrated graphics. I was looking at the Zotac board that has wifi built in. I also decided that I will go with a slim case, in which case (haha) I will only put a C300 and something like a 2Tb HDD. How much wattage should I need for this system? Is 150W enough, or should I look for 300W?

So as it stands now:

SB 2500k with 2x4Gb 1333 (Ripjaws?) memory
Zotac H67ITX-A-E mobo
C300 128Gb and WD Caviar Black 2Tb
Media Card reader (any suggestions?)
Slim case?

antec isk300-150 seems nice, but how would I fit in a media card reader? Also just found out my mom bought a netbook and an external usb dvd-drive, so this computer doesn't need a dvd drive anymore, we will just use the external.
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post #15 of 28
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So much for naming conventions, eh?
Videos that are marked 720p are actually 720p. It just so happens that apparently, it's cheaper to manufacture 1360x768 panels so manufacturers use that resolution for their 720p HDTV's. Heck, there are even older 720p HDTV's that have a native resolution of 1024x768.
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the a05 has horrible stock airflow, the cpu gets decent air if you keep the back as intake, but a huge heat pocket forms right above the gpu, which causes them to get super hot. Modding in a top fan or two as exhaust takes care of this and makes it one of my favorite cases. but I would suggest the mini p180, its definitely the quietest.
It really isn't that bad. And it can run a full ATX which the mini p180 can't.
I have the A05 and it idles at 28 dec C and loads up to 36 on cpu.
my 6870 idles at 54 and loads up to 68. Adding a fan helps more, but it's the smallest full atx case out there. I also like that the RAM gets more direct airflow.
And I'm using mine for photoshop.

Check out some of our builds: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...pc-a05-nb.html


Now, if you can go matx, and want Lian Li quality, I'd look at the Lian Li PC-V354 Micro-ATX Case - tons of drive options and good airflow. Just a little pricey.
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post #17 of 28
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How much wattage should I need for this system? Is 150W enough, or should I look for 300W?
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SB 2500k with 2x4Gb 1333 (Ripjaws?) memory
Zotac H67ITX-A-E mobo
C300 128Gb and WD Caviar Black 2Tb
Media Card reader (any suggestions?)
Slim case?

antec isk300-150 seems nice, but how would I fit in a media card reader? Also just found out my mom bought a netbook and an external usb dvd-drive, so this computer doesn't need a dvd drive anymore, we will just use the external.
Yes, 150W should be enough.

Only "problems" I see in your config is the slim case. Most won't have room for normal 3.5" drives and internal card readers.
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post #18 of 28
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Yes, 150W should be enough.

Only "problems" I see in your config is the slim case. Most won't have room for normal 3.5" drives and internal card readers.
+1. I have that case and it definitely doesn't have room for even a single 3.5" HDD by default (albeit it has room for 2x 2.5" 9mm tall drives). You'd have to do some serious modding if you want to be able to install a 3.5" HDD.

150W PSU is enough as long as you don't plan to install a GPU down the line (even a low power one).
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post #19 of 28
Go microatx... they have more ram slots, and you may want to upgrade to pci e cards later...

in win bk series is kinda cute, small. Since budget is a factor I would choose to spend less on this h67 MB and save $ for a z68 matx board in the future. Overclocking @ better IGP video.
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I am leaning towards a mATX build. My current thoughts:

2500k (photoshop doesn't hyperthread)
P67 board (suggestions?)
16Gb Corsair Vengence 1600
2xWD 1.5Tb Caviar Blacks Raid 1
C300 128Gb
GTS450
All in one card reader and a wifi card
Seasonic X-560
Silverstone SG04B-F (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163159)

I think this is much more solid and future proof than a mITX build. Any input on the case? It seems to be the smallest I could find that would fit everything I wanted inside (provided I can find a spot for the C300, but I'm not worried).
Edited by esp42089 - 2/27/11 at 11:29pm
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