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#1
Ok here's the story, one of my sons friend want to upgrade his current Motherboard and Processor:
He has a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H with a Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4233 MHz

He want a Gaming Micro ATX Motherboard that supports the Haswell i7 with a nice smaller case but still has to be 8.5" to 9" wide (cpu cooler is huge) and deep enough to fit his Gigabtye GTX770 also he has a Gigabyte 1200w Power Supply

Reason for this he is tired of lugging his huge case back and forth from school / mom/dad/etc etc
So if anybody has any suggestions on the new hardware please fill me in, maybe with some Newegg Links :)
I see Newegg has the i7 4790K and the i7 4770K for the same price ($339.99) so which one would he pick ???
Thanks For the Help and Feedback Guys much appreciated
P.S. Not sure if his current memory works with the new Haswell Boards ( G Skill F3-2400C10-4GZH) so if you think it won't work maybe a few suggetions on that also !!! :)
 
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FYI: He is lugging around a Cooler Master Sniper Case
 

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The Corsair 350D (8.3" wide) and Fractal Arc Mini (8.27" wide) are both very easy to lug around and have plenty of room for stuff :)
 
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#4
I knew you would chime in :) what took u so long lol , looking at them now THX (and your choice on the Haswell ?? they are the same price) !!
 
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#5
That was easy : Corsair 350D it is, he likes :)
 
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#6
I knew you would chime in :) what took u so long lol , looking at them now THX (and your choice on the Haswell ?? they are the same price) !!
Just got in a short time ago from a trip to the movies with my son :)

No opinion on the Haswell options since I don't have any... yet! :ohwell:

I do know that a Corsair AX1200 psu will fit in an Arc Mini, will post a pic if interested. The 350D will likely have no issue with a large psu also.
 

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#7
That was easy : Corsair 350D it is, he likes :) UPDATE !! I guess not Says power supply supports up to 7.1inches the Gigabyte Power Supply he has is 8.2inches :(
The Fractal will do 170mm and up to 220mm psu's.



What cooler is he using?

EDIT- the 350D should still fit a longer psu but just not an ideal installation if it's longer (install fan up if that's the case)

Check with @sneekypeet for more info on this too ;)
 
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Your RIGHT Again :) Same Dimensions, Case is back in !!
Gigabyte 1200W Power Supply Dimension ( L x W x H )200 X 150 X 86 mm
 
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#9
Well he is actually using a MODDED Coolit Freezone Cooler his dad owns a Machine shop and he made a plate to fit the Socket(LGA1155) and it works GREAT, and the haswell has the same pattern :)
 

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What about an N200: http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mini-tower/n200/

max cooler height 160mm
max GPU lenght 355mm
max PSU lenght: ??? but seems long enough

edit: NVM, I see you need 9" of clearance for the cooler (220mm)

edit2: I see I was late to the party :oops: didn't see Norton's posts
 
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Case : Is In Cart
Looking at Mobo's and CPU's
 
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#14
Kinda wondering why an upgrade from a 3770k is needed. Unless you're going for a 6-core Intel, there won't be any big difference.
 
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#15
Kinda wondering why an upgrade from a 3770k is needed. Unless you're going for a 6-core Intel, there won't be any big difference.
I totally agree with you, He has no problems with his rig, "runs flawless" but because he wants a smaller case (Main Reason) Mommy and Daddy are going to let him upgrade !!! Sure wish they were my mom and dad lol
 

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