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My wife, widdy, would like to build a PC for herself. She wants it to be good for just about everything and she wants it now (i.e. no time to wait for Sandy Bridge and miniITX motherboards). It needs to be miniITX to fit on her desk. Here is what we have so far which should be everything we need:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16748126

As of now, we are completely satisfied with the build so please don't go suggesting a different MB/CPU/RAM without some good reason. But if there is a glaring omission, please let us know.

edit: She'll be using this for gaming, video editing, photo editing, surfing, etc. It needs to last years so I think the current setup would be sufficient for quite a while.

EDIT2: PICS ARE UP IN THIS POST: http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...l#post12637043
Edited by IEATFISH - 3/6/11 at 5:42pm
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post #2 of 51
That looks all good to me, that Antec Neo is so cheap over there with that discount.

I have always liked the small form factor, big horse power idea.
If you are going to OC more than mild maybe some faster RAM, also what about a small SSD for the OS that will make it even faster, but even as it is that rig will go hard.

Hope she likes it, it's gonna look great.
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Yeah, I doubt we'll OC right off the bat. MAYBE down the road if she finds she'd like a little more horsepower. And I also figure it won't be hard to find a used i7 at that point either.
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cpu cooler? You're not running STOCK COOLING are you?
post #5 of 51
nice build

i see no issues
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cpu cooler? You're not running STOCK COOLING are you?
For now we will. This case will let us use a low profile cooler but nothing like a TRUE or anything.
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cpu cooler? You're not running STOCK COOLING are you?
Stock cooler on an i5-760 should be fine. So long as you don't OC.
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You should give her the GTX 580 you bought off of me


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cpu cooler? You're not running STOCK COOLING are you?
I would be okay with a stock HSF if it wasn't for the fact that Intel stock coolers suck so much... well you get the point. A Hyper 212 would do wonders to that build.
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You should give her the GTX 580 you bought off of me

...
No way! That's mine.
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post #10 of 51
go modular

i had the case for a while and you really want modular unless you plan to cut some wires
get replacement fans instead of lian li ones?

if not that in need of quality grapics you can also go single slot gts 450 and then you can run that passthrough for usb 3.0 to the back if you get the usb 3.0 version of that itx board
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