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Old February 3, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Roger that. Screw the atom. I'll still need a rig with a gpu that can run on a 250w psu though, so I've got to keep the power draw low. Are there any 45w LGA775 cpu's? I'm not that up to date with intel stuff.
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Old February 3, 2010, 01:42 PM
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for lan gaming an atom should not even be considered they just don't have the power only good for email,net and movies music. jm2cents. @3.0 did she really need an 8500 ha ha just kidding you had it lying around right . my wife has trouble pushing here atom
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Old February 3, 2010, 02:02 PM
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I built for my Wife a mini-Itx with an Intel board, E8400, a 2.5" laptop HDD, 4Gb and the http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...r%20Technology. Tight case, but with a fan slapped on the side it works great.
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E8400 still plays very well, I still have mine in use, all you need is a trusty P45 board, 4GB RAM. If you look around and shop, open a WTB thread too here in the B/S/T section, you could end up getting mostly everything with you anticipated budget.
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Old February 3, 2010, 03:28 PM
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a 8400 still a 8400 ... I will not put mine of service anytime soon. he eat everything I throw to him. except -bigadv
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Old February 3, 2010, 03:52 PM
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for lan gaming an atom should not even be considered they just don't have the power only good for email,net and movies music. jm2cents. @3.0 did she really need an 8500 ha ha just kidding you had it lying around right . my wife has trouble pushing here atom
E8400 Ginger.

Yes, she needed a rather speedy chip, but with a mini-Itx I didn't want a Quad in there - the E8400 was the obvious choice. She uses the rig for Photoshopping, and DVD creation. It's a great little powerhouse.

The case already has a 250W PSU, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old February 3, 2010, 05:05 PM
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I've got an even better idea now. All I need to do is calculate power draw of an i3 and GT 240. Newegg.com - DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Feb 16th!! Maybe it will come to the canadian store that day too...
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Old February 3, 2010, 05:10 PM
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I've got an even better idea now. All I need to do is calculate power draw of an i3 and GT 240. Newegg.com - DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Feb 16th!! Maybe it will come to the canadian store that day too...

dam...it's not available on newegg.ca or it will be already order. look at the price and no useless onboard GPU..for my need at least



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Old February 3, 2010, 05:15 PM
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I knoooow, I'd order one if I could. So cheap too, I was expecting it to be around $200. Then again, that's US dollars...
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Old February 3, 2010, 05:18 PM
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So bad the power limitation... just imagine a I7-860 ... the smallest bigadv monster.
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On the other hand it would get real hot real quick. I'd say put an i3 530 in there and call it a day.
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