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My situation is this. My laptop is broken and won't be back for another month, I live in residence at university and can't bring my hafx machine.. I want to build a microATX i5 or 1050/1090t rig that can sit on my desk and not take up too much space.

I already have HDD's, I have a 4890 and a Gold Edition 465, I have a CD drives, psu and fans.

I basically just need a mobo, cpu, ram and a case.

Do you guys think a hyper 212 (the cm mid market hsf) will cool an i5 750 in a mini atx case at 3.5ghz ? Is this microATX actually possible? I need to be able to almost max rift. Would it be safe to put a fermi in this build? The GE 465 has some pretty sick cooling so I'm hoping I can use it.

To summarize, will a microATX build of this nature run fine, will everything fit and will it not overheat?

Thanks for your time !
Edited by Pankie - 2/27/11 at 11:13pm
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post #2 of 8
You either mean mini-ITX or Micro ATX. There is no "miniATX." You might want to clarify which you're talking about so people can better help you.
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get a dragonslayer or vulcan case, should be good.
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post #4 of 8
The LAN box build in my sig rig had plenty of room for a heatsink but that's the only micro atx build I've done to that's about the extent of my hands on knowledge. The case was a good micro atx case and has a slide out mobo tray.
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You either mean mini-ITX or Micro ATX. There is no "miniATX." You might want to clarify which you're talking about so people can better help you.
haha thanks for clarifying that, a bit of a blunder on my part. I often use mini and micro interchangebly.
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post #6 of 8
Yep it'd fit just fine - that in part will depend on your case selection; the form factor of the board won't be an issue.
I had a megahalems on my current board at one point; came darn close to my vid card mounted vertically, but still fit - RAM wasn't a problem either.

If you want a lan box that can house serious firepower, you should check out LanGear - I think you'll find it right up your alley
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Its just absolutely essential that it's nothing over.. 18 inches tall.. smaller if possible.. I will check that link out, thanks guys. And thanks for the above retrogradations.

I just wish I could find a cpu/mobo combo somewhere
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post #8 of 8
Lan boxes won't be anything near that tall.
If you're looking for a more traditional case, but with mATX (and especially since you're in Canda) I'd say check out Fractal Design's Arc Mini or R3 Mini, they're only ~15" IIRC and very high quality as well.
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