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Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by XoNikzDeVil, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. VTi-RT

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    That's the MB that I'm planning on for my mITX build.

    I don't think the cost benefit of going to the 2011-3 for gaming is worth it.
     
  2. antenna

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    I got that MB for my HTPC in late January. Seemed a decent combination of features and pricing. I've had no issues with it anyway.

    I only paid $121 from MSY though, interesting how it's more expensive everywhere now. :(
     
  3. VTi-RT

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    Yeah MSY has it for a lot cheaper.
     
  4. miicah

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    I have that MB, has been solid as. Be aware it's not a PCIE M.2 slot, so you won't get crazy fast speeds (only standard SATA).
     
  5. aussie-revhead

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    I know a lot of guys are using the cryorig in ftz01/rvz01 rigs over on another forum I frequent. Seems to get great reviews from them. That and the thermolab lp53.
     
  7. darkbastard

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    ok a question

    I am planning on using this case

    http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q18/

    I like the hot swap drive backplate thing built in, the clip off side panels removable mobo tray etc.

    I want to use a Asus Impact VII a 4690K or S depending on power, a couple of SSD's and 2 standard HDDS with a 970 Mini-Itx card. This is the VGA http://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/Products-details.phtml?id=10&id2=409&bid=5&sid=229726& - apparently only needs a 400w PSU,

    Now I have a corsair AX860 and a SIlverstone SFF455. Both are modular both will fit in but the smaller size of the Silverstone is attractive.

    Cooling will most likely be H90 though I have a SFF Noctua

    Do you think it will run this system or will I need to use the 860.

    Thanks
     
  8. 5tumpy

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    If the Silverstone PSU is 80+ Gold rated, it should be fine, but won't leave you a lot of headroom. If you're using a h90 as well, I'd be going at least a 600w PSU...
     
  9. darkbastard

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    yes it is 80 plus gold rated

    I wont need much headroom as I dont plan to overclock and if any will drop one of the mechanical HDDS off.

    Would moving to the 4690s instead of K make enough of a difference
     
  10. 5tumpy

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    I'd look into Xeon drives if you're hell-bent on using the smaller PSU...
     
  11. darkbastard

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    Thanks Stumpy

    I might try and squeeze the 860 in see how it goes.

    I do get "hellbent" on the SFX one maybe I will sell the 455 and get the 600w version as you originally suggested.

    Cheers
     
  12. ausghostdog

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    snip**snip
     
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  13. Tekin

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    Advice needed:

    I've got the following - and I'm trying to rebuild it into a Mini-ITX platform keeping as much as possible:

    Gigabyte P55A-UD3R (Obviously I'll be changing this)
    Intel I7 860 - Socket 1156 LGA
    2x8gb DDR3
    ATI R9 290x

    Am I asking the reasonably difficult (nee impossible?) It doesn't seem like there are many mini-itx 1156 motherboards out anymore, and certainly not new.

    If I have to change platforms - what would be the best bet at the moment? Z97 looks solid but pricey. It's going to be a gaming\work\VM box, hence the grunt.
     
  14. Ratzz

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    The SFF455 is a very nice PSU. Works great. Be warned though, if you are going to work it hard, it gets pretty loud. I've had one overclocking a 3770K and running a pair of GTX660's before without issue, but when you get a lot happening the PSU sounds like a hair dryer..
     
  15. darkbastard

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    Thanks Ratzz

    Pretty much resigned to the 860 or moving to a 600 as I think I will change a cpu to a 4790k

    So will probably have a SFF455 available at some point :)
     
  16. darkbastard

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    Just found this website

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    It lets you put in nearly every component imaginable and even calculates for an AIO Water cooler or an overclock.

    It calculates I will need a 350-404 Watt PSU so perhaps the 455 will do the job.
     
  17. aussie-revhead

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    I have a 450 powering my 4790K and GTX970 ...

    Jeez I am behind the times, I never knew this existed:

    BRIX GAMING

    GTX760 in a BRIX .... pretty cool but pricey.

    :thumbup:
     
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  18. darkbastard

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    Thats good to know Aussie - Thanks

    As for the Brix thats nuts - its not even a mobile GPU
     
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