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post #5401 of 9059
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Cooler Master Elite 120 is on sale for $29.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=57b82a55b49f4f0f8990ddb7ef4b5f74&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16811119276&ignorebbr=1&cm_sp=

 

I need a mini-ITX build for the summer as I can't bring my desky home easilly. So I'll be parting parts from the main PC to a new one. The CPU on my biggie is AM3 and so I need a new CPU. Mini-ITX for AMD that I would be interested in are kinda limited to AM1 and FM2. Took a look at AM1's offerings and some cheap FM2 offerings.

 

After looking around, it seems Haswell Pentium chips beat them all pretty much hands down for same CPU price. Problem now being that Intel motherboards are more expensive for them and the same goes for mini-ITX. However I did find a mini ITX one in my price range

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157451

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116950

 

 

This means that I'll be dropping my main PC's SSD into it. Most likely will be doing a new OS install. However I'll try a hard move and see if Windows likes it or not. Considering I'm changing a LOT of stuff. It may not. 

Gonna be dropping my 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) into it as well and gonna drop one of my 7870 GHz's into the lone slot. 

 

Half the people on newegg feedback are complaining about lack of PCIE 3.0 on it. .....This is a $59 ITX motherboard you *********. If you can afford a card that can maybe/kinda/somewhat take advantage of it don't buy this board. Not to mention, most of the improvements with it only work on multi-card setups and for cards that are beasts. This motherboard has one PCIE lane and has very little room for anything. /rant. Feedback makes me dizzy sometimes. 

 

And yeah, gonna drop my PSU in too and maybe some extra fans I have. 

post #5402 of 9059
Yay join me in the world of mITX Panda. Like you said, PCI 3.0 is beyond useless... for the next 2 years easily anyway.
post #5403 of 9059
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Yay join me in the world of mITX Panda. Like you said, PCI 3.0 is beyond useless... for the next 2 years easily anyway.

This. Really only matters for 2-chip cards, although they still see very small benefits (or multi-card scaling).

post #5404 of 9059
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This. Really only matters for 2-chip cards, although they still see very small benefits (or multi-card scaling).

My back isn't strong enough to get a m-ITX setup that can hold my two cards with everything else...it would most likely break

 

So yeah...nah

 

Not to mention, I'm running them off 2.0 right now....and ..whatever. 

 

 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157451

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119276

 

It seems like I might be going with these right now

post #5405 of 9059
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My back isn't strong enough to get a m-ITX setup that can hold my two cards with everything else...it would most likely break

 

So yeah...nah

 

Not to mention, I'm running them off 2.0 right now....and ..whatever. 

 

 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157451

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119276

 

It seems like I might be going with these right now

Is there a micro ITX board fits two cards?  lol

post #5406 of 9059
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Is there a micro ITX board fits two cards?  lol
I wish.
post #5407 of 9059
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I wish.

Yeah, was trying to picture how the second one would fit in a m-ITX case, and how it would hang off the motherboard 

post #5408 of 9059
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Is there a micro ITX board fits two cards?  lol

I didn't think there would be but in a way, yes I guess.

 

Risers.

 

All you need is an ITX board with even 1x PCIE lanes with a riser.

 

I never said for gaming :)

 

But for mining, yeah. It would work but how you would mount that in a case that was pre-made/fabricated for its own style is beyond me. 

post #5409 of 9059
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I didn't think there would be but in a way, yes I guess.

Risers.

All you need is an ITX board with even 1x PCIE lanes with a riser.

I never said for gaming smily_headphones1.gif

But for mining, yeah. It would work but how you would mount that in a case that was pre-made/fabricated for its own style is beyond me. 
Yeah, risers and some fancy-schmancy mounts.
post #5410 of 9059
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Yeah, risers and some fancy-schmancy mounts.

Which defeats the purpose of getting the case :tongue:

 

 

Anyway, bought it.

 

Did a few account tricks but basically it.

 

I signed up for Newegg Premier 30 day Free Trial. I currently have shoprunner, and have Amazon Prime.

 

I bought the CPU off Amazon Prime (same cost, same 2 day shipping speed) because Amazon has a good CPU return policy while Newegg says 'go screw yourself'.

I used Shoprunner to give my motherboard on Newegg the free 2 day shipping. And Newegg Premier gave the case free 3 day shipping. Newegg Premier, which works on both of my newegg purchaess, will allow for free returns, no restocking fee, and free shipping back.

 

So yeah. I'm covering my ass in case something goes wrong, or the case doesn't fit or some other stuff.

 

 

Obviously, I'm cancelling Premier after the 30 day trial is up....that schiit is not worth it for most people. Unless you run a small business building computers or a mom and pop shop that is small and relies on stuff like this. It's not worth. 


Edited by bowei006 - 4/24/14 at 7:56am
post #5411 of 9059
I ordered my stuff last night too Panda, had a deal of $299 for a 4770K so I went for it. My case is stupid and has a max cooler height of 67mm so I had to go with a AIO cooler, never had one before, I have concerns on thier reliability after 3+ years so I hope it lasts.
post #5412 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Which defeats the purpose of getting the case :tongue:

 

 

Anyway, bought it.

 

Did a few account tricks but basically it.

 

I signed up for Newegg Premier 30 day Free Trial. I currently have shoprunner, and have Amazon Prime.

 

I bought the CPU off Amazon Prime (same cost, same 2 day shipping speed) because Amazon has a good CPU return policy while Newegg says 'go screw yourself'.

I used Shoprunner to give my motherboard on Newegg the free 2 day shipping. And Newegg Premier gave the case free 3 day shipping. Newegg Premier, which works on both of my newegg purchaess, will allow for free returns, no restocking fee, and free shipping back.

 

So yeah. I'm covering my ass in case something goes wrong, or the case doesn't fit or some other stuff.

 

 

Obviously, I'm cancelling Premier after the 30 day trial is up....that schiit is not worth it for most people. Unless you run a small business building computers or a mom and pop shop that is small and relies on stuff like this. It's not worth. 

Even with a riser the GPU would not fit inside my case.

 

Nice, did you check out Microcenter first?  I usually get my processor and motherboard for at least 20% less than the best internet price.  I like Amazon, but I am a little tired of Newegg's policies and support.  Smart you went Premiere!

post #5413 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

Even with a riser the GPU would not fit inside my case.

 

Nice, did you check out Microcenter first?  I usually get my processor and motherboard for at least 20% less than the best internet price.  I like Amazon, but I am a little tired of Newegg's policies and support.  Smart you went Premiere!

Just checked, the only thing cheaper was the CPU

 

The motherboard by itself was cheaper by $7, but shipping made it the same price

 

Plus, it won't give me the benefits of free no questions asked restocking, return shipping and returns that Premier gives me or the good Amazon CPU return policy.

 

The CPU is $50 but only in store for them. 

 

 

Newegg's policies are fine for the most part. I have NEVER had a bad experience with them and believe me. I have RMA'd a decent amount of stuff. Just that I was unsure of the performance of this CPU. And considering Amazon had it for the same price and shipping speed. I may as well. 

 

 

I REALLY don't like the white color of the Cooler Master 120 I bought but hey. It's on sale with MIR for a reason. Because it's fugly and nobody wants to buy it. Whatever, $29.99 for one of the best budget mini-ITX cases (for Gaming usage). I won't complain. Plus, I can put my black Code Geass stickers on it! :D

 

I'm maybe gonna do a Sysrep on my main computer once I get this one in so I can use the SSD.....or I could just use one of my spare HDD's.

 

http://fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/01/heres-smart-way-move-internal-hard-drives-computers/

 

 

Anyway, it's gonna be blazzing. I am dropping my spare 7870 GHz into a $100 computer after all :gs1000smile:

post #5414 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

I ordered my stuff last night too Panda, had a deal of $299 for a 4770K so I went for it. My case is stupid and has a max cooler height of 67mm so I had to go with a AIO cooler, never had one before, I have concerns on thier reliability after 3+ years so I hope it lasts.

I've been using my AIO for 3+ years and it's served me well. 

 

But of course, this differs a lot.

 

Dayum, nice deal :D

 

The only thing I don't have 'two' of is a PSU. I may just get one before I leave so I can literally have two computers operating at the same time. 

post #5415 of 9059
Thanks for that info on your AIO, it's weird how little there is on the net about thier longevity, all you get are angry posts on forums where someone had theirs fail but I am wise enough to know that's not the whole story.

I have 5 PSUs -_- . The things have like 0 value for resale so you just kind of keep them.
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