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Okay So I got bored and just recently built a Sandybridge PC_ I kinda felt sad for my poor AMD machine that is just sitting in the corner not being used, so I thought perhaps maybe I'll take some old gear out of it and use it to build me a portable LanParty Rigg that I can take with me easily to LanParties

Case: CoolerMaster Storm Scout
Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD PRO
CPU: Reusing my old Phenom II 955x4
CPU Cooling: Corsair H70 Water Cooling Unit
GPU:Single MSi GTX560Ti
RAM: GSkill RipJawX 1333mhz CL7
HDD:Reusing old Laptop 2.5in Seagate 7200rpm 32mb cache 500gb HD
SSD: Reusing Intel X-25m 80GB SSD
PowerSupply: Antec 650Watt






Edit** Thank you for everyones input, it seems that I've finally gotten all the parts together and ready to place my order this monday (if theres any suggestion for me to change something please input as all suggestions are welcome to help me get the most bang for my dollar) so once thats done and everything is here, I'll post up pictures of the build_

Well, as it turns out(everyone is saying the NZXT Vulcan case is flimsy and bends easily, & knowing that its gonna be a on the road computer I've decided to scrap the MicroATX build and go for a regular ATX build with the Storm Scout Case, which I think looks pretty awesome, a little bigger than what I hope for, but hopefully it turns out well)

& Talk about Free 2nd day shipping to ALASKA =] Thanks NewEGG!! and I've used every discount I could possibly use_ haha total turns out to be around 760-770 dollars shipped(Including the case, which I had to pay shipping alone due to it size) 69.99+50 damn DOLLAR SHIPPING, just to get the case here to Alaska(heck add 20 more dollars and I could get another case, talk about expensive shipping, I'm just glad the rest of the build was free shipping)
Edited by httuner - 4/4/11 at 4:30am
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Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
Cards:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161338
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256066
or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010
CPU Heatsink:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103057
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185129 with a different fan.
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Hmm my sister is building a Sandy Bridge lanbox, what a coincidence lol

She's gonna use this case, IMO it's much better than the Thermaltake

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112300
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if you're sold on the MSI 890GXM-G65. Don't buy a x6, unless you want your mosfets to explode
    
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if you're sold on the MSI 890GXM-G65. Don't buy a x6, unless you want your mosfets to explode
Well, I'm reusing my Phenom II 955x4 BE CPU and Don't plan to push it past 3.8ghz with 2600NB Frequency (as I previously had it in my old AMD machine) So I think I should be good there_

IF there is a better motherboard to go with please suggest =]

I do need Crossfire(Since when I go out to my buddies house to play some tournaments I do have to use his 47in Vizio TV lol_

I'm looking at the 6870's in CF but just unsure if they both can fit in this tiny case =[
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Hmm my sister is building a Sandy Bridge lanbox, what a coincidence lol

She's gonna use this case, IMO it's much better than the Thermaltake

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112300
I looked at that too, but then I figure that case will scratch easily, since this is a on the road Lanparty build, I figure I might end up scratching it up a few_

Thanks for the suggestion though, much appreciated
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I'd recommend a full ATX if you can build it for AMD due to VRM reasons. Micro ATX boards on AMD never have more than a 4+1 VRM which is in a majority of cases not optimal; the 890GXM-G65 is a good start, the VRMs are both 4+1 and low quality and known to blow up with 125W processors. If you absolutely want Micro ATX, your best choice would be a Biostar TA890GXE; quality 4+1 VRMs with a heatsink on.
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I'd recommend a full ATX if you can build it for AMD due to VRM reasons. Micro ATX boards on AMD never have more than a 4+1 VRM which is in a majority of cases not optimal; the 890GXM-G65 is a good start, the VRMs are both 4+1 and low quality and known to blow up with 125W processors. If you absolutely want Micro ATX, your best choice would be a Biostar TA890GXE; quality 4+1 VRMs with a heatsink on.
I am definitely set on a Micro ATX just because I've not built one yet and I already have a full tower Sandybridge computer I juts recently built, so I want something small tiny and easy to take around on the road yet perform like the big boys =]

I will look into the Biostar TA890GXE before making my purchase today_

Although I'm really looking for something that'll allow me to crossfire_
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I am stump between HD5870x2 or HD6870x2 _ or a single HD6970_ Damn too many cards_
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There's always the Silverstone SG04B-FH but limited on CPU Cooler height as PSU if above the CPU (but can fit a Scythe Big Shuriken CPU Cooler and GPU Length restrictions to 10.5" that could easily fit 6870's in there
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