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post #11 of 51
You should slap an SSD in that sucker.
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post #12 of 51
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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.
Yep straight swap out for i7 great upgrade, ATM stock cooling should be OK but maybe an extra fan will help, but I am guessing that Lan Li will come with the fans to suit.

Makes me want to redo my wife's computer too, maybe a little silent rig.
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post #13 of 51
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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
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
Hmmm, I forgot about the USB 3.0 ports. We'll probably pick up fans at a later date, is there anything inherently wrong with the stock one? What advantage would a single slot card have?

Any issues with getting this MB instead?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128448

It doesn't have built in wireless but I have a USB wifi card we can use anyway. Or just run a cable...


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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
You should slap an SSD in that sucker.
Thought about it. Maybe at a later date...



Also, any recommendations for a modular PSU at a decent price? That $40 Antec is hard to beat...
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post #14 of 51
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Also, any recommendations for a modular PSU at a decent price? That $40 Antec is hard to beat...
$50 After Rebate, OCZ Fatal1ty 550w (really a 500w based on 12v amperage, but can do 550w output)

There's also the same unit with cheaper capacitors and a non-LED fan in the OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w

Those two guys are gonna be your cheapest modular PSU's that are any good.
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post #15 of 51
That Gigabyte board is a good board (gigabyte make great boards).

But I think the Zotac is an excellent board, Build a lan rig around one for a customer, really smooth and easy to setup.

That 40 buck Neo is going to be hard to beat.

Edit: Tater may have beaten it
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post #16 of 51
Looks great. If you have the room and money I'd grab a thermaltake FRIO right now to save the extra shipping cost later and give you something to toy with. Not to mention it would make her computer faster.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
$50 After Rebate, OCZ Fatal1ty 550w (really a 500w based on 12v amperage, but can do 550w output)

There's also the same unit with cheaper capacitors and a non-LED fan in the OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w

Those two guys are gonna be your cheapest modular PSU's that are any good.
Now the question is: Can they fit inside that mITX case?
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post #18 of 51
I just did a build nearly identical to this yesterday..went ATX but other than that, all the components are the same. I think it is quality build, mine was for my girlfriend, it's a good build for semi serious stuff
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post #19 of 51
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Hmmm, I forgot about the USB 3.0 ports. We'll probably pick up fans at a later date, is there anything inherently wrong with the stock one? What advantage would a single slot card have?

Any issues with getting this MB instead?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128448

It doesn't have built in wireless but I have a USB wifi card we can use anyway. Or just run a cable...




Thought about it. Maybe at a later date...



Also, any recommendations for a modular PSU at a decent price? That $40 Antec is hard to beat...
im just never a fan of stock fans
never try them really unless i get lazy
but i chucked a 140 nzxt in mine

the single card 450 was just so that you can run that little pass through cable pci slot cover piece for the usb3.0 cables to the back

if you dont need usb3.0 they give you an adapter for internal usb2
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post #20 of 51
Are zotac boards good?

The last 2 video cards i had from the artifacted from day 1.

It would never crash and it would OC nicely and out bench other cards.

But it always had artifacts..
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