Best SFF that's future proofed

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Best SFF that's future proofed

Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:07 pm

My next build will be a SFF, I was wondering which one I can get (barebones, as I want to wait for a Quad-Core Penyrn) that would be future proofed and will last me at least a year without me having to buy a new board.

All and any help would be appreciated
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:19 pm

Why go barebones? Get this so you can use whatever mATX mobo, full size psu, etc that you want?
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:31 pm

JJCDAD wrote:Why go barebones? Get this so you can use whatever mATX mobo, full size psu, etc that you want?


Thanks, but I want to go barebones under all the new hardware comes out. I don't want to upgrade again in 2 weeks :D
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:40 pm

heruur wrote:
JJCDAD wrote:Why go barebones? Get this so you can use whatever mATX mobo, full size psu, etc that you want?


Thanks, but I want to go barebones under all the new hardware comes out. I don't want to upgrade again in 2 weeks :D


Well with that linked case ( I have a similar one) you can choose all the computer hardware that goes in, with the latest tech of you want. Pretty much the only restricition is a mATX. That way you can 'future-proof' yourself as much as possible within your budget, and if ever need a new motherboard it wont involve a new case and PSU.
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:49 pm

amphibem wrote:
heruur wrote:
JJCDAD wrote:Why go barebones? Get this so you can use whatever mATX mobo, full size psu, etc that you want?


Thanks, but I want to go barebones under all the new hardware comes out. I don't want to upgrade again in 2 weeks :D


Well with that linked case ( I have a similar one) you can choose all the computer hardware that goes in, with the latest tech of you want. Pretty much the only restricition is a mATX. That way you can 'future-proof' yourself as much as possible within your budget, and if ever need a new motherboard it wont involve a new case and PSU.


Cool...thanks for your help
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:55 pm

I too would suggest going component instead of barebones. Although pricey, that case would be the most future-proof since all components can be swapped with standard mATX parts. With a barebones you're most likely locked in to the motherboard/case/PSU combo...

Just my $0.02 worth...
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sample build

Postposted on Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:59 am

i too think that a barebones combo wont give you best value for money

here is a sample build that is quite future proofed:

case qpack - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811144162

mobo - asus p5k -vm - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131187
this has penryn support and is basically the most uptodate matx mobo (note that is has no raid support)

cpu - Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66GHz - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116249

ram - APIDA 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 - $22 x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820340018

total cost: ~$300

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