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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jbunch07, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. jbunch07

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    By discuss I mean constructive criticisms and ideas. Please dont tell me that is sucks or anything like that. Tell me what you think of the build and how I might could save some money or improve it an any way. I wanted to build a smaller for factor as I have not done this before, also want to save on the power consumption.

    CASE
    LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Com...
    or
    LIAN LI PC-V354B Black Aluminum MicroATX Mini Towe...
    or
    SILVERSTONE Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum f...
    or
    SILVERSTONE SST-PS07B Black Steel / Plastic with A...

    MOBO
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI S...
    Or
    ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/...
    or
    ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDM...

    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Tu...
    or
    Wait until ivy bridge offerings.

    SSD
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Int...

    RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...

    Video card
    more than likely will be 6950 or 7850 "waiting to see performance difference"

    PSU
    OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze Hig...

    cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
    or
    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    I'm interested to see what ivy bridge and pcie 3.0 bring. the motherboard is pcie 3.0 ready so im pretty certain this is the one ill be buying.
    I want this thing to be used mainly for office/school/graphic work but I also want it to be able to play any game I through at it on maxed out settings @ 1920x1200
     
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    dont know if id get either of them cases, they are nice but both look a bit low on airflow for me, If you run it 24/7 and oc, or oc high you might want more airflow across your new bits
     
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    If I get the lian li a05nb I plan on putting at least 2 120mm fans on the top of the case to help with airflow. but thanks for pointing that out. do you know of some other small form factor cases that can house full sized cpu coolers?
     
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    MediaSorceror did a build in one of these (TJ08 I think) search his started threads- very nice build :cool:
     
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    Yea If I had the money right now I would just get this and sell my ASrock Pro3-M
     
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    So does anyone have any input on the CPU should I bite the bullet or wait until ivy?
     
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    I have a 2600K and I love it! Some say 2500K and some say 2600K and some say wait til IVY I say do what you think you need. I love my 2600K but am I may get an Ivy according on the benchs.
     
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    I think I'll wait and see how Ivy does, If the benches justify buying than ill do that but if not than buy that point I'm sure that sandy bridge cpus will have dropped in price.
     
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    added PSU
     
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    from what I have been reading, Most Z68/P67 boards will get a Ivy bridge Bios update. I know a handful of gigabyte boards have already gotten this bios
     
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    Yea I've noticed that too I wonder if you need a sandy bridge to flash though...I've seen that beening an issue with some AMD board where people had to use an older CPU to flash the bios
     
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    So if I need a sandy to flash I might as well go ahead and get the 2500k
     
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    If were looking at cheaper cases/more budget on mobo...
    NZXT Source 210+Asrock P67 Extreme3
     
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    I'm looking at the Silverstone PS-07B right now... UPS just dropped it off.

    IMHO this is a an awesome case for a small form factor build :toast:

    - nice build quality
    - removable MB tray*
    * wasn't slide out tray- sorry about that
    - front dust filter/PSU filter
    - DH-14 should fit (case even has an adjustable foot to brace up heavy coolers :cool:)
    - removable HDD rack
    - cable routing holes everywhere
    - about 3/4" room behind mobo tray

    Silverstone FTW :rockout:
     
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    personally i like the third case
     
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    I have an A05NB

    Perfect case, with a very very very portable and blending appeal.

    I have a full ATX motherboard, 750TX corsair psu, a GTX 470 and GTX 260, 3 120mm fan's, and space for ram cooler, network and sound cards, optical drives and plenty of hardrives. and a Corsair H50 wat.cooler

    Looks small at first, but the layout and airflow design is very clean and the case has been revised multiple times. Very clean and everything functions perfect.

    Its even quiet and I think I can stand on-top of this aluminum lian-li case and it will still keep strait.

    Very Strong, Very Strong.
    but Very Light.
     
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    Yea I noticed that there is a whole club/ thread devoted to people who have this case on another forum. It looks to be a very roomy case! Especially if you install a micro atx
     

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