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post #1 of 15
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Ok I am thinking I want to move to a Sandy Bridge SFF system. I would like to re-use my H50, as well as my two HDs in RAID0. Other than that its fair game.

Budget is about $500 USD
Case needs to be 15 inches or shorter, have decent case air flow.

Any suggestions to which hardware is good? (Mobo, Ram, CPU, Case)
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
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Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
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post #2 of 15
Core i5 2500K $225
Asus P8P67-M Pro (micro ATX) $150
4GB DDR3 $40
Cooler Master Elite 341 $45
= $460
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Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
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Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Core i5 2500K $225
Asus P8P67-M Pro (micro ATX) $150
4GB DDR3 $40
Cooler Master Elite 341 $45
= $460
LMAO....exactly what I put in my cart.
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Core i5 2500K $225
Asus P8P67-M Pro (micro ATX) $150
4GB DDR3 $40
Cooler Master Elite 341 $45
= $460
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
LMAO....exactly what I put in my cart.
I'm gonna have to agree. That's actually the exact set up I'm about to upgrade to. This is one hell of a case. You won't be disappointed.
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[i5 2500k] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M] [EVGA GTX 560] [Kingston HyperX 8GB] 
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[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
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[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
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[Walmart Brand - Cloth Black] 
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[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
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post #5 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
I'm gonna have to agree. That's actually the exact set up I'm about to upgrade to. This is one hell of a case. You won't be disappointed.
Right now, I just have to justify upgrading to SB when my C2Q is doing fine as it is.
The X299 BEAST
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
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Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
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post #6 of 15
Only downside to the 341 is vibrations from the HDDs because it is so flimsy. Perfect little box other than that. Plus... that can be dealt with a bit if it bothers you with some DIY solutions.
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i5 2500k P8P67M-Pro Rev 3 5770 XMS3 
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SSD X650 
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Right now, I just have to justify upgrading to SB when my C2Q is doing fine as it is.
I use the 341 on a regular basis, having built about 15 workstations now using it. It's a solid little unit, especially for a micro-atx build. Very minimalistic.
 
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Intel 2700k Gigabyte UD4 MSI 580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition 3GB 2x4GB G.Skill @ 1600mhz CL6 
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OCZ Vertex II SSD OCZ Vertex II SSD LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Combo Drive Win 7 Ult 
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Achieva Shimian Acer G235H XArmor U9BL Corsair HX1000W 
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Fractal Define R3 Silver Arrow Razer Naga Ultimate Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Polk Audio RTi-A1 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ Vertex II SSD OCZ Vertex II SSD LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Combo Drive Win 7 Ult 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian Acer G235H XArmor U9BL Corsair HX1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
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Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
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post #9 of 15
LIAN LI PC-A06FB - not micro ATX

LIAN LI PC-A05NB - not micro ATX

LIAN LI PC-V351B - nice looking cube

LIAN LI PC-A04B - really nice micro ATX mini tower, just like a mid tower ATX case, but just shrunken down a hair
Main home rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
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Main home rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
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post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
LIAN LI PC-A06FB - not micro ATX

LIAN LI PC-A05NB - not micro ATX

LIAN LI PC-V351B - nice looking cube

LIAN LI PC-A04B - really nice micro ATX mini tower, just like a mid tower ATX case, but just shrunken down a hair
At this point, it could be a ATX case, just in a form factor that is less then 15" in height.
The X299 BEAST
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
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The X299 BEAST
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
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