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Building a moderate gaming rig the wife and i can carry back and forth to work. Budget is roughly $1000 CDN. I have a 775 and 1156 at home already so I'd like to stick to 1156 for merging parts at a later date. Here's what i'm thinking...

 

Already purchased:

Silverstone Sugo SG05 SFF Case w/300W PSU - $97

Sony Optiarc Slim Slot-load 8x DVD Burner w/ pwr/data cable- $71

Corsair H50 CPU Cooler - $64

Kingston V Series Gen II 64GB SSD - $105

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $94

 

SubTotal: $431

 

For the rest:

Scythe 12mm x 120mm slim profile fan - $11

Intel i3-530 CPU - $116

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 m/b - $95

Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL 7-8-7-20 - $105

 

SubTotal: $327

 

Total: $758

 

Which leaves $242 for the video card, which is where i could use some help. The two limiting factors are size and power consumption.

 

So i'm thinking the GTX 460? It's been done with 300W, it'll fit, it performs, it's relatively future-proof, It retails for around $250. Opinions? The machine should play games like Supreme Commander 2, Sims 3, Fallout 3 and Civ 5 to name a few.

 

Thanks for any input,

 

LS

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I dont think 300w would be sufficient for the 460,u need at least 450w to 500w.

 

Probably best to play it safe?

 

Silverstone SST-ST45SF 450W PSU - $70

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Modification?i dint understand,if this does not suit u ,the 450w its good enough.but i was thinking u should go for AMD if ur on such a budget,get a nice 785g mobo with Athlon X4 620 or 630 u will get more performance.Just my thoughts.

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Modification?i dint understand,if this does not suit u ,the 450w its good enough.but i was thinking u should go for AMD if ur on such a budget,get a nice 785g mobo with Athlon X4 620 or 630 u will get more performance.Just my thoughts.

 

It's a SFF case, a standard ATX PSU will not fit without modifying the case.

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It's a SFF case, a standard ATX PSU will not fit without modifying the case.

 

no need for added psu. My sugosg05 build runs an msi r5770 hawx o/c to 1000/1300 24/7 on the stock psu. This is a very good psu and will run a 5870 if you can make it fit in there. I tested the psu on my regular atx mobo and it ran my ref 5870 just fine.

 

Also the sys has an i7860 and 4gbs of ram, so its definitely pushing the power envelope.

 

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Thanks for the reply and the pics. I've ordered the rest of the parts and I'm spray-painting the innards of the case as we speak. Still waiting on the motherboard and CPU to arrive any day now. Will post pics!

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Well, I've got her all wrapped up! Currently stress testing at 4.4GHz and stable so far! (1 hour into Prime95) Max temp so far 64°C, idles 20°C. At 4GHz max temps were 42°C.

 

The final build:

 

Intel Core i3 530 CPU 2.93GHz @ 4.40GHz

Corsair H50 CPU Cooler 30°C low/65°C high (18°C ambient)

G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1333 (1200) CL8-8-8-24 RAM

Gigabyte Radeon HD5750 Video Card

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 M/B

Sony Optiarc Slot-load 8x DVD Burner

Kingston 64GB SSD

Silverstone Sugo SG05 Case

Scythe 120mm Slim 12mm profile fan

 

Had the case first so i painted all of the bare metal black. Decided to steal parts from my current rig to keep the cost down a little (really though, it was an excuse to build a better, water cooled rig in the future, especially when the wife saw the look on my face when i took away my main PC's second HD5750 and 4GB of RAM, and my second monitor)

 

I knew there would be trouble fitting the Corsair H50 inside the case since Corsair documented a build with the H50 inside this very same case. I didn't want to resort to using zip-ties like they did so i bought the Scythe 12mm thin fan with the hope that it would enable the corsair to mount using the screws and the optical tray to fit too. Turns out it still didn't fit, i needed only 5mm to line up the holes but it just wasn't gonna happen. So i moved the optical tray back 5mm and drilled some new holes to screw into the case. Unfortunately that meant the optical drive wouldn't line up flush with the front of the case. My fix was to skip the tiny mounting screws (i tried to search all over town for some tiny tapping metal screws to pinch the dvd drive in place but no luck) and to use double sided tape in a few key spots. The drive was pretty snug in the first place so i'm hoping it'll do the trick. If it turns out the drive starts moving i'll have to find another solution. I didn't use zip-ties to secure the radiator because i didn't want it to look ghetto, now i'm using double-sided tape. Heh.

 

All in all i'm extremely happy with the performance so far. Definitely impressed with the Corsair H50.

 

Here's some pics (excuse the quality, the flash cast too many dark shadows and my hands are just too darn shaky without it)

 

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Well, I've got her all wrapped up! Currently stress testing at 4.4GHz and stable so far! (1 hour into Prime95) Max temp so far 64°C, idles 20°C. At 4GHz max temps were 42°C.

 

The final build:

 

Intel Core i3 530 CPU 2.93GHz @ 4.40GHz

Corsair H50 CPU Cooler 30°C low/65°C high (18°C ambient)

G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1333 (1200) CL8-8-8-24 RAM

Gigabyte Radeon HD5750 Video Card

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 M/B

Sony Optiarc Slot-load 8x DVD Burner

Kingston 64GB SSD

Silverstone Sugo SG05 Case

Scythe 120mm Slim 12mm profile fan

 

Had the case first so i painted all of the bare metal black. Decided to steal parts from my current rig to keep the cost down a little (really though, it was an excuse to build a better, water cooled rig in the future, especially when the wife saw the look on my face when i took away my main PC's second HD5750 and 4GB of RAM, and my second monitor)

 

I knew there would be trouble fitting the Corsair H50 inside the case since Corsair documented a build with the H50 inside this very same case. I didn't want to resort to using zip-ties like they did so i bought the Scythe 12mm thin fan with the hope that it would enable the corsair to mount using the screws and the optical tray to fit too. Turns out it still didn't fit, i needed only 5mm to line up the holes but it just wasn't gonna happen. So i moved the optical tray back 5mm and drilled some new holes to screw into the case. Unfortunately that meant the optical drive wouldn't line up flush with the front of the case. My fix was to skip the tiny mounting screws (i tried to search all over town for some tiny tapping metal screws to pinch the dvd drive in place but no luck) and to use double sided tape in a few key spots. The drive was pretty snug in the first place so i'm hoping it'll do the trick. If it turns out the drive starts moving i'll have to find another solution. I didn't use zip-ties to secure the radiator because i didn't want it to look ghetto, now i'm using double-sided tape. Heh.

 

All in all i'm extremely happy with the performance so far. Definitely impressed with the Corsair H50.

 

Here's some pics (excuse the quality, the flash cast too many dark shadows and my hands are just too darn shaky without it)

 

Very nice it looks good.

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Thats a pretty sweet little machine, I'm feeling the need to build an ITX rig now to take back and forth to my girlfriends place haha!

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