Cooler Master Elite 120 is on sale for $29.99
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
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.