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Originally Posted by brodie337;12518543 
Noones commented on the Gigabyte H55 motherboard, so I might as well.

I've done a build for a friend on one of those. The problem is that the CPU cooler is very close to the PCIe slot, and some of the Shurikens won't fit. The Thermalright AXP-140 is probably the best bet, and I can say for sure that it'll fit, if oriented the right way. It ain't cheap though, and you'll need to find your own fan.

I've had good luck with the motherboard, running an i5-760 on it at 3.7, though the airflow wasn't good enough to go much higher.
Well, that's really only an issue with the Shurikens if you need to use the PCIe slot or have tall RAM heatsinks. I have no problem fitting a Scythe Big Shuriken (SCBSK-1000) on the GA-H55N-USB3 with i3-530 and some Kingston ValueRAM (using iGPU). I also have a Scythe Shuriken Rev B (SCSK-1100) installed with an i5-760 and GTS 450 (again with Kingston ValueRAM). There's barely any clearance between the GTS 450 and the Shuriken but it fits.
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post #52 of 57
It doesn't get any prettier than this imo
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http://www.psile.com/index.php?page=catalog_details&CID=1

Otherwise Ace proton is pretty too and cheap
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http://www.aceofsweden.com/catalog/product/view/id/128/s/proton-bk/category/3/


And Fractal ARRAY R2 isn't bad either
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=42
post #53 of 57
just slap a hello kitty stick on it and say "BAM WOMAN!!! is cute now!"
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I haven't built the pc yet. We are probably moving out of state for her to goto college. She just got accepted to San Antonio. I'm going to build it as a gift for her. It will probably come together in may. She keeps saying she wants a MAC and i'm like uuugggggggh.
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Originally Posted by strap624;12533712 
I haven't built the pc yet. We are probably moving out of state for her to goto college. She just got accepted to San Antonio. I'm going to build it as a gift for her. It will probably come together in may. She keeps saying she wants a MAC and i'm like uuugggggggh.

That cute psile case is $260. A mac mini is even more stylish and high end, imo. Milled from a one piece block of aluminum. Sorry this won't help your build. But Macs are cute.

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Looking to do a build for my gf also this thread has some good stuff in it i never knew about some of the listed cases from In Win =p thx guys sick girly stuff haha
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post #57 of 57
put that mini-itx into a haf-x.....
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