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two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:08 am

Since Sandy Bridge processors run so cool, I was contemplating building a microATX PC around that, such as on one of these Asus mATX boards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627+50001315+600093976+600009017&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=280&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

My question is this: which mATX case should I use: a Lian Li PC-V351B or a Silverstone Sugo SG01-BF? Thoughts, please.
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:16 am

Why not an Antec MiniP180?

And I really cannot answer your question without knowing the purpose of the machine and what other parts you intend to include to satisfy that purpose.
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:14 pm

I assume you mean this: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=Mw==

Looks pretty good. I was looking for something a little more square, but this looks like a great alternative.

To answer your other question, it is thus:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131708

VIDEO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

S/C: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 .... SSDs are really expensive, especially at 120-256GB.

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

This build is meant to replace my existing build, which is about six years old now running Windows XP SP2. This new build is meant for general purpose and I would like to start playing some games on it (maybe not Crysis 2 or CoD MW, but something close).
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:58 pm

riviera74 wrote:
I assume you mean this: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=Mw==

Looks pretty good. I was looking for something a little more square, but this looks like a great alternative.


This build is meant to replace my existing build, which is about six years old now running Windows XP SP2. This new build is meant for general purpose and I would like to start playing some games on it (maybe not Crysis 2 or CoD MW, but something close).


Just so you know, Crysis 2 was built to be runnable on console hardware (which is about 5 years old now), and CoD:MW wasn't that stressful when it came out a few years ago. Its successors don't seem to be pushing requirements much harder.

Given your selection of hardware, I'd say you could run both fairly decently. The worst you'd have to do is not run it at max settings (though I suspect you might be able to max out the settings for CoD)
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:04 pm

OK. What games these days would tax this system and require more video card?
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:08 pm

riviera74 wrote:
OK. What games these days would tax this system and require more video card?


A HD6850 will treat you fine.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20126/8

Do yourself a favor and get the 2500K. This processor is only ~$20 more and you'll get an unlocked multiplier for overclocking.
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:20 pm

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riviera74 wrote:
OK. What games these days would tax this system and require more video card?


A HD6850 will treat you fine.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20126/8

Do yourself a favor and get the 2500K. This processor is only ~$20 more and you'll get an unlocked multiplier for overclocking.


Possibly. I will consider the 2500K.
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Re: two micro ATX cases and Sandy Bridge

Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:23 pm

riviera74 wrote:
Possibly. I will consider the 2500K.


Either that or consider getting an H67 board to utilize the video processing capabilities in Sandy Bridge. I recommend the former.
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