UPDATE: Option 2: http://forums.overcl...98302&p=2117019
Been thinking about LAN parties lately. Never been to one, but they sound like a bit more fun than playing online. It also gives me an excuse for another build, because I honestly don't see myself carrying my mid-tower around. Not interested in getting a gaming laptop.
I was originally looking to budget myself to around $500, but after shopping around a bit, it doesn't look like that'll be enough to get everything I want:
- Fits in my backpack (approximately 11"x15"x8" to work with), hopefully including peripherals
- Able to fit my HD 7870
- Able to play modern games at 1080, medium video settings, single display
- Light overclocking would be nice, but not a priority
This would be my first mITX build. Right now, I'm looking at the following:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k (http://www.microcent...aspx?sku=583302) - $190
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI (http://www.microcent...tel_Motehrboard) - $105 w/ CPU
RAM: 2x4GB Crucial Ballistic Tactical DDR3 1600 (http://www.microcent...p_Memory_Module) - $80
GPU: Sapphire HD 7870 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202025) - $0 (inherited)
PSU: SilverStone ST45SF-G 450W Modular (http://www.tigerdire...6608&CatId=1078) - $94
SSD: 240GB Seagate 600 Series (http://www.tigerdire...2&sku=TSSD-2400) - $100
Case: Silverstone SG05 (http://www.tigerdire...8353&CatId=8582) - $40
No idea how to approach cooling just yet. I also need to look for a more portable monitor.
Edited by Kiro, 18 March 2014 - 08:21 PM.