Thread: Mini ITX pc
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Old September 8, 2012, 05:25 PM
aridun64 aridun64 is offline
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My System Specs

Default Mini ITX pc

1. The PC will be used for: MMO Gaming and general pc use

2. My budget is: $1200+

3. I will be buying the parts from: in America, from Newegg, Tiger Direct/ Compusa

4. My brand preference is: Intel, Nvidia

5. Do I intend on using any current parts, and if so, what those parts are: No, All parts will be purchased new and unopened

6. If I have searched and/or read similar threads: I have read multiple threads concerning PC building over the last several months

7. If I plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds: I plan on building it using default speeds and will not be overclocking

8. When do I plan to build it? build is somewhat in process now

9. What resolution and settings do you use? Since it is going to be used for moderate MMO Gaming, I'd like it to be able to play WoW and other games at high to max settings. I will be playing at 1920/1080 resolution

10. Are there any specific technologies you want? SATA3 6.0Gb/s, USB 3.0 support




CPU:
Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo)

Motherboard: Either EVGA Z77 ITX or ASRock Z77e-ITX ( i like both of these mobos but I am waiting on reviews of the EVGA board before I really decide)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB w/Backplate

Optical Drive: Silverstone SOD02 slim Slot-loading DVD combo optical drive

Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (more than enough storage space for me)

Hard Drive 2: Crucial M4 mSATA 32GB SATA III MLC SSD (used as intel srt cache drive, will possibly forgo msata drive for normal ssd)

Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G 450W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply ( i prefer modular PSU's)

CPU Cooler: Stock Intel Heatsink and fan (unless i can find a good heatsink/fan to fit the pc case)

PC Case: Either Silverstone SG05 or SG06 (USB 3.0 Upgrade versions)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


any and all suggestions would be appreciated
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