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Old 04-19-2008, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I want to build Small Factor computer.

I been looking at Shuttles.. But then.. Came upon this:

Newegg.com - NZXT ROGUE Crafted Series BLACK ROGUE w. BLUE LED Black Aluminum MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

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What do you think?
What kind of good motherboard and PSU would I need?

I already ordered Q6600 and 8800GT.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ASUS P5E-VM HDMI if you're considering OCing that Q6600: Newegg.com - ASUS P5E-VM HDMI LGA 775 Intel G35 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And a Corsair VX550W,or maybe even a VX450W if you're not gonna run a whole lot of drives and add-on cards: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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You think it have good Sound card build in?

I don't want to buy sound card right away..

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Also.. since I want a small computer.. Do you think it better to go with MicroATX build.

Or buy Shuttle?
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I'm not sure about the onboard sound,but my guess is that it should do the job fine.

And even though i don't hate Shuttle or anything like that,i'd avoid them,since their cases,though small,don't support Standard ATX PSU's,and i don't know of any good MicroATX PSU's.

Oh,and if you don't mind me hijacking your thread I'm also looking for a decent MicroATX board that OC's decently and has decent onboard video,so no Intel Chipset Recommendations,since their IGP's are pretty much crap.
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you dont necessarily need a soundcard at first. Onboard sound is decent enough. Take one with onboard sound, listen to the audio. If your then not satisfied you can always add a soundcard.
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Oh,and if you don't mind me hijacking your thread I'm also looking for a decent MicroATX board that OC's decently and has decent onboard video,so no Intel Chipset Recommendations,since their IGP's are pretty much crap.
Of course not.

We are looking for almost the same thing anyways.
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Check out this board if you want intergrated video performance on an intel platform:
Abit F-I90HD Intel Core 2 Duo Radeon X1250 HDMI A&V&GbE MATX

It should be the 690G chipset, x1250 with HD capibilities on an intel motherboard, newegg used to have this board. Feature wise is better than the nvidia's 7x series but oc wise, not totally sure but they overclock fine on AMD's platform.
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Is there something without onboard video?

I will be using 8800GT.. so I would not really need it.
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Err my mistake the x1250 and the even the G35 ain't the most swell overclockers, max is like 3.5ghz if lucky and if your gonna oc, might wanna get wanna get a better northbridge cooler because thse chipsets get hot.

Also Micro atx motherboards are targeted to customers with a need for onboard video or HTPC capabilities so you won't find much matx motherboards with better chipsets.
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If you realy wish to go small look int0 pico-ITX that is currently the smallest available form factor.
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