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For about the same price I should just go with an All in one, I feel like.

I've been looking at these parts and the newegg reviews, and it seems there's lot of little adjustments needed. Some heatsinks don't fit, cable management is a nightmare, as well as heating problems. It makes sense, it's a small case. But I think an all in one is just easier to deal with.
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i saw that but this one has a stock clock of 3.33ghz and the 760 has a 2.8ghz. however the 760 had double the l3 cache at 8MB.
Also the 760 has two more cores; it is double everything the 661 is, but with lower base clock and without HyperThreading.
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For about the same price I should just go with an All in one, I feel like.

I've been looking at these parts and the newegg reviews, and it seems there's lot of little adjustments needed. Some heatsinks don't fit, cable management is a nightmare, as well as heating problems. It makes sense, it's a small case. But I think an all in one is just easier to deal with.
It's not as bad as it seems really. I have build 2 mini itx rigs and it was pretty easy. There isn't a lot of clearance as it would be in a standard ATX case, but then again if one does things properly even in an ATX case you must take care of cable management and plan a good airflow. As far as my two build are concerned, they were easier to assemble than my main rig based on an ATX P180 chassis (which is dead silent, but a pain to work with). It must have taken me between 2 and 3 hours to build either of them without pushing like a madman.

Before making a decision look at these two reviews to see what you can do in an itx chassis:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/19641
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cas...itx-cases.html

/offtopic: I'm a bit against all in ones for one reason really - they are fixed and battery-less laptops, but their price doesn't reflect that. Since they have custom mobos and laptop components if anything brakes outside of warranty the whole rig is gone.
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