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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Solaris17, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    I need to build a decent but not to powerful mITX PC for some reviews ill be doing. I just need to do basics. acoustic. heat ertc. so it needs to be powerful enough to meet the testing requirements. but not hurt my wallet. ideas?
     
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    What about:

    i3 530 - 114
    ECS H55H-I - 78
    2GB DDR3 1600 cl8 - 60-65
    IN WIN BP655.200BL Black + 200W Power Supply - 45
    640GB WD Blue - 50-60
    Generic DVD Multi drive - 20

    Prices from the egg. It'd be around 400 total. Too much?

    You could probably save some money going 775 and getting a second-hand e7400 or something, but I'm pretty sure the H55-H57 is the best value/performance mITX platform atm.

    Also, you could pick up a SGO5 instead of the cheaper slim case, so that you have the option of taking advantage of the pci-e 16x slot and adding dedicated graphics if you get the urge....

    Anyway, just some ideas. GL
     
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    thanks thats prob what ill go with :toast:
     
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    I believe that the Gigabyte H55N-USB3 is be a better choice for the MoBo, especially that I've seen videos of it being tortured by reviewers and it passed all tests remarkably. Other components seem fine.
     
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    right now im building home server with

    - i3 540
    - x3 500 caviar blue
    - GA H55N-USB3
    - lian li pc-q08b case

    im still waitin on the case but so far loving the mobo was able to hit 4ghz
     
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