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Build Advice Is mid-atx getting to small?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grritsshawn, 19 Oct 2009.

  1. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    Ok in my cooler master scout which i hate getting cuz i bought it at 150 bucks first day and now the place sells for 80..ffs
    Well i seem to notice mid-atx cases are getting well to small for alot of the modern tech we have.

    i mean i bought a Q9550s yorkfield 2.83 ghz quad core,xfx tri sli mother board 3 275 gtx's 3 hard drive a 150 a 650 and a 400 and a vga cooler and a v10 cpu cooler... and a ultra X4 1200 watt psu i realized....with out water cooling...air space is hard to get an wiremangement is well impossible.

    Well i was wondering should i save up and get a nice full tower and sell the mobo cpu and case and get a i5 or i7 with a mobo that can do tri sli or keep the cpu and mobo get a different case sell the cpu cooler and water cool it all?
     
  2. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    mid-atx isn't getting to small as it is perfect for a simple system with 1 gpu but with 3gpu's it is too small

    i would recomend just getting a big new case so you can fit everything in it like the lian li v2000 or the silverstone TJ07 thoses cases which are bigger are more suited to you, with thoses cases you can easily fit watercooling in. if you really want a i7 system sell your quad board and mem while you still get a good price for them as in a years time not many people will want a very old intel quad.
     
  3. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    well i still got all the boxes from new egg i just got them in 2 days ago so i can return them... lol god there gunna hate me so much
     
  4. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    you may want to consider sending back nearly everyhting and tell us your budget so we can spec you a good pc for you
     
  5. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    burget is probel once i send everything bak about 4k
    the case i will use for a mod build down the line proble
     
  6. bagman

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    case silverstone TJ07
    psu corsair hx1000w
    mobo evga classified 3 sli
    cpu 920 i7
    cooler titan fenrir
    ram corsair dominator 6gb 1600mhz
    gpu 2x285gtx you can opt for 3 if you really want but not much point
    hdd samsung f3 1tb if you want ssd as well opt for the crucail m225
    optical drive depends if you want blu-ray or not any way just make sure it supports copact disc and dvd and make sure it has a sata conection

    i think most of that is in your price range if you can't find something on newegg check out PerformcePCs.com
     
  7. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    only need mobo ram cpu cpu cooler
     
  8. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    and case
     
  9. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    go for then
    case case silverstone TJ07
    mobo evga classified 3 sli
    cpu 920 i7
    cooler titan fenrir
    ram corsair dominator 6gb 1600mhz

    but i don't know that psu make so i would recomend you buy one which you know is going to be good

    and i don't understand the hardrives you have bought 150gb 650gb 400gb?
     
  10. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    650 main 400 back up 150...ehh idk yet
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I call BS. Take pics of this tri-SLI XFX mATX setup with a CM V10 and three GTX 285s all in a CM Scout and I'll eat my keyboard. :-|

    If somehow you're not full of crap, return everything, you got a horrible deal for $4000.

    Go for an X58 mATX mobo (Asus Gene or something), two 5870s, an i7 920, etc.. This setup would be beautiful in a Lian Li V351.
     
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  12. bagman

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    you would be much better off just buying 1 samsung f3 1tb
     

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