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Old March 5, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Default Micro ATX Gaming Build

I want to build a small gaming PC that has the following qualities: quiet, snappy, low temps. Also, it must be able to run recent titles at 40+ FPS on medium/medium-high settings. I already have: extra storage, dvd drive, WIN7 64bit, peripherals.

I would like to know whether or not this is a balanced build, or if there are flaws that must be corrected.

The following components are copy/pasted from Newegg.com. Almost all have promo codes and/or rebates.

Case - Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Dual USB 3.0, come with Dual Fans, Support up to 4 Fans, 12.5" card

MOBO - ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS620-SPM2E3-US 620W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

GPU - MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

SSD - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Heat sink - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

This heat sink is a monster. It looks hilarious on a Micro ATX board.

Last edited by chair1; March 5, 2013 at 12:30 AM.
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