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Old December 29, 2011, 01:10 AM
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Question Cheap small mcquiet gaming system, matx or small atx?

Already have:

Corsair 750w psu.

3 or so year old Thermaltake case, looking to ditch it.

Just bought:

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - $75

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory - $40

MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr II OC 810MHZ 2GB GDDR5 2XDVI 2x Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - $199 after rebate

For after market cooling was going to get:

Coolit Systems Eco CPU Water Cooling System AUTO-REGULATED & Maintenance Free LGA1366/1156/1155/AM3

I would like to downsize so I was looking at either:

Antec Mini P180 mATX Tower Case White 3X5.25 1X3.5EXT 5X3.5INT Front USB eSATA Audio - $50

Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P AMD760G mATX AM3 AM3+ 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI DDR3 SATA2 DVI GBLAN M *IR-$4* - $61

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box - $123

or if I went ATX

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - $50

+ one of the Thuban 1055t boxing day deals like

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6 Core Processor & ASUS M5A97 970A AM3+ Motherboard - $199

Does this all look ok? Any suggestions either way? I plan to do a little OC'ing on this system nothing crazy. Space is an issue so that is why I wanted mATX.

I should add the Google says a 6950 should fit in the mini p180 if I remove a drive bay.
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