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Here's what i'm currently going for. Some components are going to be transferred from my current PC. Mainly used for gaming and everyday stuff

CPU: AMD 955 (owned)
CPU HSF: Unsure
MOBO: Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G
RAM: Unsure (supports 1333 and 1066)
HDD: OCZ Vertex 2 (owned)
HDD2: WD Green (owned)
GPU: Sapphire 6950
PSU: Corsair HX650 (owned)
CASE: Want something small

So to summarise:
- What HSF (something quiet and fits)
- What case
- What ram (currently have 1600 ram which isn't compatible)
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post #2 of 4
A few things:

1) If you want to use the card and the PSU, you'll need at least a Lian Li PC-Q11 or maybe the larger PC-Q08. Those are not small. The problem is your using an ATX PSU.

2) Something really small that can use your graphics card would be the Silverstone SG07. It can fit your card and can power it, with an included 600W PSU that is decent.

3) Your RAM will be fine. Faster RAM can always go slower.

4) I looked and can't find "official" information on what wattage CPU your chosen motherboard supports. One site said something like "it is 3+1 power phase so should support the latest 125W and 140W CPUs." However, I would feel better if Sapphire said so. ITX motherboards aren't known for supporting higher than 95W CPUs and your CPU is 125W.
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post #3 of 4
for cooling a mitx box, I would recommend one of the corsair H series, assuming the case has room for it. I use one in my q08 (I agree, not that small, but a perfect case nonetheless)

I believe many of the silverstone sugo series can fit an H50 as well, but you would have to look for people who have done it and make sure you see pics to confirm it.
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