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    New parts for small gaming rig

    As per title i've thought alot about building a new pc, modding it to how i like it then fitting it with new system parts ok so i only upgraded a little while ago but so what XD

    Anyway this is the board im thinking about,

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...-raid-microatx

    i would be happy to change it mind! i've been putting alot of thought into the idea...as soon as i have the insides worked out im going for a tidy "clean" modded look, the kind with no cables showing and such

    thoughts? or any boards i should consider?

    the system is based around an i5 750 BTW, I'm also not about to bother with sandy bridge, it does not appeal to me in any way!
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    What case are you looking at? that's going to be one of the biggest factors is getting a clean cable management setup.
    That and customising cable lengths, a modular psu and customise the cables would be a good start.

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Well, the idea is to get a small case, so somthing like the CM elite 341/342
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    I would get an SG07 and a mini-ITX socket 1156 motherboard


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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    If you haven't already looked; bit tech is mad for the socket your looking for.

    In terms of cases; local collection off ebay seems quite popular if you life in a populated area.

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would get an SG07 and a mini-ITX socket 1156 motherboard
    Just built one myself...
    see here:
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...sf-please.html

    its luverly small reasonably quiet and with that board/cpu/gpu combo its a killer (oooh got a gtx580 golden sample instead)

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by MaddAussie View Post
    Just built one myself...
    You've got to put some photos up! How is the little monster coping temperature wise?

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    You did buy that system then?

    Where are the photo's?? we demand pic's

    And what cooler did you use?

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Agree with others id like to see that, yes btw even in my thread XD

    Onto my rig though, im not going ssf, it has to be a mATX style so no cubes either

    Thanks for the input so far! the ASUS board is the possible winner atm, i would like to change it due to hating the ASUS brand...seems i always have trouble with them,

    So i've already got the gpu, memory and cpu. It's just the board i need....

    What do you mean bit tech is mad for it?
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Yes that Asus board does look like your best bet.

    if you're doing this to a relative budget too then novatech has got a 5850 for sale at £123

    Rats, sorry it's changed and gone up to £144 still a reasonable price though.

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Does that SG-07 fit full size ATX PSU ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    I'm happy with the nvidia side for gpu soloutions,

    I'm going to wait untill i get the case before i buy the board mind, hoping to get more input before making things final.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Does that SG-07 fit full size ATX PSU ?
    The SG07 already comes with a 600W PSU.

    There is also the Lian Li PC-Q08 which can also use an ATX PSU:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lian-...%28atx-fits%29


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    Re: New parts for small gaming rig

    Aye, but I'd prefer to use my own Seasonic
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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