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 Post subject: Need Smallish Form Factor build for college
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Hey guys, I'm going off to college in a few months and need some advice on a smallish form factor build for my dorm. Here's what I have so far.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11Ztd
Will most likely wait to see what Haswell has to offer before I build it, just want to get and idea of what people think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817182277
(Power supply wasn't on partspicker)

I am reusing an ssd and hdd from a previous build.

Would mostly like input on my choice of case, who has it and what they like or don't like or if they have a different case they would recommend.
Also, what cooler would you guys recommend that I could squeeze in there?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Need Smallish Form Factor build for college
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Intel is probably just releasing the cream of the crop for Haswell (i.e. 4570/4770) and the later processors in the upcoming months. So I wouldn't really worry too much if you're not going for all out latest and greatest. Speaking of which, you can probably squeeze in an Ivy Bridge processor (I think you can get a i5-3350P)

As for cooler, I think that case can fit a Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212, but I haven't had any issues with say stuff from Xigmatek, and I think they're smaller height wise.

And this is just a personal preference but I'm not a fan of Rosewill power supplies. I'd slip in something from Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Smallish Form Factor build for college
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Intel is probably just releasing the cream of the crop for Haswell (i.e. 4570/4770) and the later processors in the upcoming months. So I wouldn't really worry too much if you're not going for all out latest and greatest. Speaking of which, you can probably squeeze in an Ivy Bridge processor (I think you can get a i5-3350P)

As for cooler, I think that case can fit a Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212, but I haven't had any issues with say stuff from Xigmatek, and I think they're smaller height wise.

And this is just a personal preference but I'm not a fan of Rosewill power supplies. I'd slip in something from Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Smallish Form Factor build for college
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:28 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Intel is probably just releasing the cream of the crop for Haswell (i.e. 4570/4770) and the later processors in the upcoming months. So I wouldn't really worry too much if you're not going for all out latest and greatest. Speaking of which, you can probably squeeze in an Ivy Bridge processor (I think you can get a i5-3350P)

As for cooler, I think that case can fit a Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212, but I haven't had any issues with say stuff from Xigmatek, and I think they're smaller height wise.

And this is just a personal preference but I'm not a fan of Rosewill power supplies. I'd slip in something from Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair.


Oops, didn't see that I had picked a sandy bridge one, I'll update it.

I'll look into Xigmatek and see what they have, as well as look online to see what other people have in their builds.

The rosewill one was the first supply I saw which was decently priced and had a good amount of watts which was under 140mm, as people are saying that anything over 140 is to big for the room the case gives for the psu. I'll look into others.


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