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Re: Building a new desktop after 5 years

... Core i7-47 9 0K is slightly faster than Core i7-47 7 0K. I suggest a micro-ATX LGA1150 motherboard that doesn't waste any space on obsolete PCI slots. Choose the Z97 ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:36 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building a new desktop after 5 years
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Yet another first timer.

HI all. Welcome to the Tech Report! Here are some Z97 micro-ATX motherboards without obsolete PCI slots: Asus Gryphon Z97 or Maximus VII Gene , MSI Z97M-G43 ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:03 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Yet another first timer.
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Dell XPS 410 and new graphics card

... to go that route). The specs are as follows: case: cooler master N200 Micro ATX case with USB3 power supply: 500W EVGA Power supply, 80 Plus Certified, Active PFC, Haswell ...
by scott784
on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dell XPS 410 and new graphics card
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Need help buying a new vid card

... Your case is a standard micro-ATX tower. It will accept regular-height expansion cards. The power supply is definitely a ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need help buying a new vid card
Replies: 19
Views: 849

Re: AMD 280X giveaway

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It may be nearly half the size of certain other "micro" ATX cases, but it still has room for six drives and a fullsize GPU. It'd be replacing an EVGA 650 Ti 1GB.
by NovusBogus
on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD 280X giveaway
Replies: 150
Views: 4557

Re: I need opinions for this PC.

... the stock cooler. It would help with overclocking. $115½ MSI Z97M-G43 micro-ATX LGA1150 motherboard or $135 -10MIR Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 or $142 -10MIR ASRock Z97M ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:04 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I need opinions for this PC.
Replies: 39
Views: 970

Re: Pentium G3258 without overclocking

If your computing needs are light and your budget is tight, the Pentium G3258 seems okay to me. Newegg has recently bumped the price up, but it's still just $170.65 to get a Pentium G3258 processor and a micro-ATX Z97 motherboard. You're saving $165 vs. a Core i5-4690K.
by JustAnEngineer
on Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:21 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Pentium G3258 without overclocking
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: First Build Help.

... Obsidian 450D case that you selected will work for the $115½ -20 combo micro-ATX motherboard on your list, but you could fit a larger ATX motherboard like the $140 -25 ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:46 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First Build Help.
Replies: 29
Views: 1923

Re: Old rig. Upgrade it or fix it?

... You can fit a triple-wide graphics card and another PCIe card on a micro-ATX motherboard. Most of them have four PCIe slots.
by JustAnEngineer
on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:29 am
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Old rig. Upgrade it or fix it?
Replies: 29
Views: 3905

Re: First Build Help.

... Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero LGA1150 Z97 ATX RAM? Graphics: EVGA 04G-P4-3768-KR GeForce GTX 760 FTW 4GB ACX Cooler ... and fan or $36 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Motherboard I suggest a micro-ATX LGA1150 motherboard that doesn't waste any space on obsolete PCI ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:54 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First Build Help.
Replies: 29
Views: 1923

Re: Need to build a new system.

... it was a S1155 board, and I'm not totally convinced the board had 100% ATX compatible mounting holes, might have been Micro-BTX which should fit in some other cases at least. The PSU was larger than an ATX PSU ...
by Chrispy_
on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:49 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need to build a new system.
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

The M3A78-CM was a fantastic little micro-ATX board for its day. Supported pretty much all AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPUs up through the Phenom II xxxxT (6-core) ...
by juampa_valve_rde
on Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades
Replies: 64
Views: 4684

Re: TR BBQ XI Swap Meet Thread

... to anyone who wants it] MOTHERBOARDS 1x ASRock A785GM-LE Socket AM2+ micro-ATX motherboard (new in box) Assortment of old Slot A / Socket A motherboards and CPUs [all ...
by just brew it!
on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:53 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XI Swap Meet Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Need to build a new system.

... i7 860 2.8/3.46 GHz hyper-threaded quad-core LGA1156 processor Dell H57 micro-ATX motherboard 8GB DDR3-1333 Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1.5TB 7200rpm HDD Dell Studio XPS 8100 ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:06 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need to build a new system.
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

... as I know it is still functional. The M3A78-CM was a fantastic little micro-ATX board for its day. Supported pretty much all AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPUs up through the Phenom II ...
by just brew it!
on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades
Replies: 64
Views: 4684

Re: First Rig, Need Help

... your other parts. Here are the sorts of things that one could find at Micro Center: $100 AMD A8-6600K quad-core APU + Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 micro-ATX motherboard. $80 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 Crucial Ballistix Sport memory $0 Integrated APU graphics ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First Rig, Need Help
Replies: 30
Views: 3219

Re: RAM/Mobo compatibility question(s)

Your memory should be okay. Note that the Asus Z97-A ATX motherboard wastes two of its seven slots on obsolete PCI slots. I suggest ... a motherboard that has PCIe slots, instead. You could even get by with a micro-ATX motherboard with four PCIe slots. I linked to some all-PCIe ATX and ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:39 am
 
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM/Mobo compatibility question(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: MITX Build - Work/Casual usage

... RAM, then I would say get a mini-ITX board with 2 RAM slots or move to micro-ATX. Unless you are running some ancient version of Excel and/or the trading platforms cannot ...
by Flying Fox
on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:52 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: MITX Build - Work/Casual usage
Replies: 60
Views: 4879

Re: First gaming rig, need help

... my parts, here is the list Welcome to the Tech Report! That Asus Z97-A ATX motherboard wastes two slots on obsolete PCI. :( Here are some Z97 ATX ... Extreme6 , Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7 or GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Would you consider micro-ATX motherboards? You can still use your ATX case. Here are some Z97 ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:13 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First gaming rig, need help
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: Approve of this build?

Instead of the Gigabyte micro Atx motherboard you might want to consider the ASrock Z-97M Formula motherboard. It has 8 power phases I believe ...
by vargis14
on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Approve of this build?
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: Approve of this build?

Instead of the Gigabyte micro Atx motherboard you might want to consider the ASrock Z-97M Formula motherboard. It has 8 power phases I believe ...
by vargis14
on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Approve of this build?
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.

micro-ATX: Asus Gryphon Z97 or Maximus VII Gene , MSI Z97M-G43 or Z97M Gaming , Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 or ASRock Z97M ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:52 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.
Replies: 33
Views: 2890

Re: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.

... NSE-200-KKN1 Midnight Black Plastic bezel with mesh, steel case body MicroATX, Mini -ITX Computer $49.99 [*]Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache ...
by Dudara
on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:59 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.
Replies: 33
Views: 2890

Re: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.

... NSE-200-KKN1 Midnight Black Plastic bezel with mesh, steel case body MicroATX, Mini -ITX Computer $49.99 [*]Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache ...
by homerdog
on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:09 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Gaming pc for $1300 and under.
Replies: 33
Views: 2890

Re: Low-E Linux Home Server

... instead, I could build out a small form factor (Mini ITX? Edit: Or thin Micro ATX.) system with an Atom or i3. Space for 2 or 3 HDD's should be enough, at least if I buy ...
by C-A_99
on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:42 pm
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Low-E Linux Home Server
Replies: 10
Views: 11037

Re: Approve of this build?

Motherboard options are: ASUS Micro ATX Z97M-PLUS Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 The Z97M-Plus wastes two slots on obsolete PCI. There hasn't been ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:24 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Approve of this build?
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Approve of this build?

... now are the motherboard, case and PSU. Motherboard options are: ASUS Micro ATX Z97M-PLUS Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 I am leaning toward the ASUS for its temperature monitors, ...
by tone21705
on Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:28 am
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Approve of this build?
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: Cheap mITX case with PSU

... You may find that a pre-assembled micro-ATX box (especially a refurbished one) can be cheaper than mini-ITX.
by JustAnEngineer
on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:14 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cheap mITX case with PSU
Replies: 12
Views: 3362

Re: Sanity Check

... I leave my headphones plugged in all of the time. Asus Z97-A That ATX motherboard wastes two slots on obsolete PCI. :( Is the Intel i218-V ... Extreme6 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7 or GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Would you consider micro-ATX motherboards? You can still use your Antec P182 ATX case. Asus ...
by JustAnEngineer
on Sat May 31, 2014 5:37 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Sanity Check
Replies: 50
Views: 6844

Re: Sanity Check

... Not only does it have a longer warranty and better features, it's micro ATX which means you're set if you need to move it into a smaller space. Expansion cards are ...
by Captain Ned
on Sat May 31, 2014 3:48 pm
 
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Sanity Check
Replies: 50
Views: 6844
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