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I have a substantial budget of around $1200 yet I want a mATX build. I came up with this:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=22248808

Does that look decent? I've had friends in the past with the case given and I loved the layout. The Athlon II quad listed is just a temporary fill in for what I might be able to snag. The components are up for swap too Yet I would like to know what's the best deal out there for performance.
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post #2 of 12
does your friendDo you need 8GB of ram? You might be able to save ~$40 if you get a 4GB kit

other than that it looks good.

EDIT: dont know why if i asked your friend lol.
Edited by ohzer0 - 1/27/11 at 12:49pm
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post #3 of 12
Seems like a great little matx build. RAM is so cheap, it's worth doing 8gb now.
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Since you are a bit below your limit, you should switch to a Core i5 2500K and a P67 motherboard. Those "K" Sandy Bridge CPUs are all the rage right now.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Since you are a bit below your limit, you should switch to a Core i5 2500K and a P67 motherboard. Those "K" Sandy Bridge CPUs are all the rage right now.
+1

If you're building a new box I'd ensure you complete it with a nice mb and cpu.
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post #6 of 12
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I would if any of the P67 boards were mATX style... T-T
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qosmio View Post
I would if any of the P67 boards were mATX style... T-T
You mean like this one?

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...lu4&templete=2
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P8P67-M Pro is mATX

EDIT: ^^^^^ Beat me lol
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Hahaha.

The only reason I knew is 'cause I was considering it, but decided to stay with 1156.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qosmio View Post
I would if any of the P67 boards were mATX style... T-T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-482-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-691-_-Product
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