MethylONE wrote:I looked at that case but read a few things about build quality that turned me off--stuff like screws stripping really easily--I know that would send me into a rage so I didn't risk it. I went with a trusted ITX case, the Cooler Master Elite 130. It is bigger than what I was hoping for but it has room for long video cards and liquid coolers.
Don't know on my vid card yet, was thinking the non-X version of the R9 290 but where the heck is it? I'm actually a bit shocked at how well the A6 plays games by itself.
Losergamer04 wrote:So, there shouldn't be any clearance issues with the heat pipes or the CPU cooler or...
Losergamer04 wrote:I've read and followed a few of these mITX builds and noticed they can be picky.
•Graphics cards, up to 310mm in length, when 2 HDD slots (1 HDD hanging bracket total) are removed (Graphics cards longer than 170 mm will conflict with PSUs longer than 160mm)
•Tower CPU coolers, up to 165 mm tall
Losergamer04 wrote:@derFunk: Thanks for the suggestion. You're probably right. I should jump to 16GB, even if it means saving up a little longer. The reason I chose the motherboard I did was because of the ACL 1150 chip. I thought there was another board out there with it but I couldn't find it again. I plan on eventually buying a stand-alone DAC (Objective DAC) and was thinking this codec/chip might hold me over a little longer. It's better but is it $40 better? What do you think?
Losergamer04 wrote:I chose the motherboard I did was because of the ACL 1150 chip. I thought there was another board out there with it but I couldn't find it again.
Airmantharp wrote:If you're going to get a beefier cooler like that, you might as well get a board that can overclock!
Losergamer04 wrote:And I'm done with liquid cooling, at least for now.
Losergamer04 wrote:Good point, DePete. I'm so glad I made this thread. I'll swap for that board when I get a chance. I don't see the mSATA on images, though. But I'll try to find a 120GB mSATA SSD when I get a chace, too.
Losergamer04 wrote:The reason why I had a 2.5 drive speced was because one of the eariler cases I was looking at either had a single 3.5 drive or 2 2.5 drives. I left it there for noise and heat reasons.
Losergamer04 wrote:Well, this bites. I ordered that HIS card a little while ago and I got the wrong card in the mail! WTF? (Note, Amazon "other" retailers are not so great). So, now I'm just going to keep the reference-cooler AMD 7950 they sent me. Still, disappointing. Grrr. I guess it won't make TOO much noise since the most demanding thing I'll play will probably be TF2.
Losergamer04 wrote:I'm guessing losing VT-d doesn't really matter much for home VM usage, does it.
Losergamer04 wrote:And, if I'm getting a K chip I might as well go for a better HSF.