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#1 TimeMachine

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:01 PM

Hey OCC members.

 

I am looking to build a APU rig for my Gf.  Specs are attached 

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CzRjqs

 

 

Mostly for Microsoft office and movie (4k ready) when she decides the rig is too slow.

 

 

I am reading a lot about the Micro atx and  ATX not being to handle the coolermaster 212.

So I guess I am asking you guys whats a good case (around $50) that easy to work with, reliable, and can fit the 212.

 

Thank you!


Edited by TimeMachine, 30 October 2014 - 04:03 PM.

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#2 potatochobit

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

an AMD A8 is on SALE RIGHT NOW at newegg for 64$.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

I LIED

it is on sale at FRYS

and you need the promo code

 

8764810

 

 

This CASE is 30$ RIGHT now after rebate

this one is at newegg

free shipping

 

your cougar case is OK too

micro ATX or not does not matter

what matters is how close the memory is to the CPU and how tall the memory is

you will have to specifically read the reviews on the motherboard you want

but the 212 is a common sized, I wouldnt worry about it


Edited by potatochobit, 30 October 2014 - 07:57 PM.


#4 kyfire

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

You might want to consider this bundle from the Egg......  http://www.newegg.co...=social34708117


CASE: Cooler Master HAF X full tower MOBO: Gigabyte 970A-D3 CPU: AMD FX 6300 COOLER: Asetek 570LX 240MM MEM: 2x4gig Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz
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#5 SpikeSoprano

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:17 PM

You might want to consider this bundle from the Egg......  http://www.newegg.co...=social34708117

Good deal but out of stock, and they won't guarantee the price if it comes back in stock.
CPU>I7 2600K  -MB>GIGABYTE  Z68X-UD3H-B3-MEM>16 GB KINGSTON 1600 MHZ-COOLER> HYPER 212 EVO
VIDEO>NVIDIA GTX-1070-SSD>VERTEX 3 120 GB-HD>WD 2TB- G500 MOUSE
CASE>ROSEWILL CHALLENGER W/4 120MM FANS-PSU> 750WATT-MONITOR>24 INCH BENQ

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for all the recommendations! I remeber I wanted to build a Bitfenix Prodigy. The clearnace issue is solved with this case.

 

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#7 RazerZ

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:26 PM

Might want to consider an i3 4130 paired with a cheap H81 motherboard. It should be be better for office productivity.

 

Used anandtech's cpu bench to compare the two:

 

http://www.anandtech...ct/1270?vs=1192


Edited by RazerZ, 03 November 2014 - 06:12 PM.