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Thread: Mini-ITX Gaming Rig

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    • McPhee's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8H67 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2400
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Crucial DDR3-1033
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Kingston SSDNow V2+
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX460
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 550W
      • Case:
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      • Monitor(s):
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    Mini-ITX Gaming Rig

    Looks like my plans for this (spurred on by a couple of posts by Cat) are taking off! It's basically down to a matter of how choosing which PSU/GPU combo to go for now.

    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Zotac 9300-ITX WiFi Motherboard
    2GB PC2-6400 RAM (downgrade from 4GB, but i'll replace the 2 1GB DIMMs eventually)
    250GB Samsung Spinpoint (my current HDD)
    Nexus Psile Case w/ slot loading DVD drive (Found a bargain on this case! Comes in £50 more than the SG05, but with the DVD drive and minus the PSU)
    120W PicoPSU or 200W PW-200

    Add in a 4670, 4750 or (ideally) 4770 and i'm good to go!

    Total cost isn't too bad either, i end up something like £150 out of pocket once i've sold my existing kit. Not a huge upgrade in performance, but more than enough for my needs. If i go for the PW-200 and a 4670/4750 then i could easily get away with quite a substantial overclock on that CPU. With the 4770 i might be pushing my luck a little.

    Will do a build log once i start. Might be another couple of weeks yet, need to decide whether or not to wait til pay day.

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    • format's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.2ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB GSkill PC8000
      • Storage:
      • WD500GB+750GB F1 + 250GB external drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Geforce GTX260
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Antec P182 + 3 x Nexus fans
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" DGM
      • Internet:
      • BeThere* Pro

    Re: Mini-ITX Gaming Rig

    How did this go in the end then?
    ~'Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence--those are the three pillars of Western prosperity'~ Aldous Huxley

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