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 Post subject: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Midrange SFF Build

Better options than what I have chose? Looking a price/performance.

Chassis
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Micro-ATX-Mini-ITX-Computer-SG09B/dp/B009PIOQNA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353789165&sr=1-1&keywords=SST-SG09+MicroATX+Chassis

Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-MAXIMUS-GENE-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B007RIFJPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353817884&sr=1-1&keywords=ASUS+Maximus+V+Gene+LGA+1155

CPU
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353819225&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel+Core+i5-3570K+Ivy+Bridge+3.4GHz

CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353819165&sr=1-1&keywords=COOLER+MASTER+Hyper+212+EVO+RR-212E-20PK-R2

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

SSD
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-SATA_6_0_gb-MZ-7PD256BW/dp/B009NB8WRU/ref=pd_sim_pc_2

CD Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Interface-Drive-Optical-SOD02B/dp/B004X9PHFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353803126&sr=1-1&keywords=SOD02

Wireless Card
http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless-Express-Adapter-TL-WDN4800/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353819037&sr=1-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WDN4800+Wireless+N+Dual+Band+Adapter


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:47 pm 
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No RAM? And cna you squeeze in an SSD?


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Doh! Totally forgot RAM. Suggestions? Yeah it fits. :)

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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Was also thinking of a Corsair Hyrdo series cooler, due to lack of airflow in the SFF. Wife bought me the Evo for Xmas though. hrmm I mean the Evo should be fine since I'm not running any high end oc'd components.


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:59 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about airflow, this is Silverstone we're talking about here :P Though if you need an idea of what it looks like assembled as well: http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/2391#6 . Either way, I think by default the top fan sucks air in so airflow shouldn't be a problem.

As for RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820147096

And see if you can get an SSD in the build.


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Good stuff going on here. Is there a reason you're avoiding sourcing the parts on NewEgg? I don't think I've ever seen an all Amazon spec before. To improve a bit...

1. I do like the SG09, but did you know you can snag the new FD Node 304 @ $80. This new box is dreamy!
2. Nix the Maximus if you're not going to push the snot out of the 3570k. Best bang for the buck are either the Pro-4 M or Extreme4-M by Asrock. If you go Node and ITX, I'll advise.
3. If you're near a Microcenter, you can steal the 3570k for $160 and the Pro4-M for $60 in their bundle deal.
4. The EVO is a great cooler, but I actually get a little more performance and a lot more room with the Thermalright True Spirit @ $30
5. Get the Giga 7950 instead, your eyes and gaming experience will thank you.
6. Yup, nothing beats the Magic Ram
7. What is the rationale for the laptop drive? Get one, or three 3TB Barracudas. Enough storage for...perhaps...forever.
8. Best deal right now on the 840 Pro is at B&H @ $230. Just bought four yesterday for new builds.

Don't forget your anti-static wristband! No...IMOK!



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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Thanks for the input!!

I have Amazon Prime, free two day shipping.

Never heard of the Node. I'll check it out. Is it ITX? If so please advise on MB, interested in options.

Microcenter bundle? CPU and motherboard? I did an online search, only found AMD bundles.

EVO cooler is here already since the wife bought it. I'll probably stick with that.

I figured the SSD would have faster boot and read times. Im impatient ;).

I have an anti static wristband/mat combo from my last build 5 years ago lol.


Also, when you say push the snot out of the Maximus, what do you mean by that? Using the BIOS to OC the CPU?


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Was also going to go with this PSU with the shortened cable set. http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=240&area=en or can I get away with less w?


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Lastly, I am still using this monitor. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_2407wfp-hc.htm It still looks great, but am I missing out on anything by not upgrading?


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:14 am 
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Single video card systems can get away with a 550W-600W PSU. Run it by http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

As for the monitor, I feel like PVA is meh on the input lag. But if isn't bothering you, then no, you're not missing out on anything.


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:16 am 
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Thanks for the link Latios! Says I only need 350w. I'll probably aim for 550 instead of 750 now. (Video card asks for 500 min)


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:49 am 
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That Extreme-4 you posted is now discontinued at NewEgg! Doh! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157294R


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:37 am 
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I found the deal you mentioned about the bundled CPU/Mobo. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/88faafeb#/88faafeb/33

Question though. I have the wireless card for the PCI Express x1 slot.

With the Extreme 4 the PCI 3.0 is next to the PCI x1 slot. The GPU is a Dual Slot, meaning it will be covered up.

Can I put the wireless card in the PCI 2.0 x16 slot?


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:53 am 
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^ Yes!

Although you only need 450w, get either the Seasonic X650 or X750, both are $90 at Newegg today, easily the best psu's money can buy. Totally silent (fanless) at <50% load. Either will last you more than a decade and all the new builds in between.


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:21 am 
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650 is oos and 750 is $135


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Updates specs:

Anything linked needs to be purchased still. See a good price let me know!!! Huge thanks to kleinkinstein for helping me save some $$$ already!!!

CPU: Core i5 3570K
Cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO
MB: Asrock Pro-4 M
SSD: Samsung Pro Series 840
PSU: Seasonic x750
Wireless Card: TP-Link Wireless N Dual Band
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
CD/DVD Drive: Silverstone Slim Drive
Case: Silverstone SG09


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:21 pm 
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I thought about looking for a slim slot loading blu-ray optical drive, but they are very hard to find and $$$!


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 Post subject: Re: New SFF. Haven't built in 5 years. My parts choices ok?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Blu-Ray on a computer isn't really worth it in my opinion. For data, there are more cost effective alternatives. For movies that's more acceptable, but it's also a question of whether or not you'll be watching them on your desktop.


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