Potentially building PC-> matx or Atx?

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  1. mike41

    mike41 Maha Guru

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    Ok well it''s been like 6 yrs since i've purchased a pc and im shocked at how cheap ram is!

    Anyways this is my build:

    CPU- Core i7 2600K
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57960

    Mobo-ASUS P8Z68-M Pro Z68 (Matx)
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64104

    Vid card- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58347&promoid=1115

    Case- Antec Mini P180 mATX
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51309&promoid=1115

    Ram- Kingston HyperX KHX1600 (8gb)
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57869

    What do you think about this build? It's been a while since i've kept up with comp hw and im looking to play bf3 and such. I want an matx case so my physical computer is smaller (i do travelling).

    Is matx worth it over standard atx? I dont plan on overclocking

    WIll this PSU be sufficient for my comp and will it even fit in an matx case? I don't think it will, but im new to matx stuff so i want to make sure.
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53966&vpn=OCZ600SXS2&manufacture=OCZ Technology
     
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  2. stewiemcpain

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    That board is good but if you can spend a little more and buy an ATX you will have more upgrade paths for the future.
     
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    That PSU will fit that case and it also did very well for it's price in the reviews so good choice there.
     
  4. mike41

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    im also thinking of getting an i5-2500k instead of i7-2600k since performance is similar.

    Is the 600w enough to power the system?
     

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    More than enough.
    I have a similar config as that (P67, i5-2500K, 8GB, 560 Ti), OC'ed (one @4.3GHz, the other @950MHz), and still managed to fold 24/7 on a 500W SilverStone without a hitch.
     
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    hmm im not sure whether i should go matx or atx

    or should i wait a month? ive heard some new processors are coming out
     
  7. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    mATX is fine if you want it to be a bit portable-ish; get an NZXT Vulcan for the case instead while you're at it.
    As long as you don't have an itch for having a multi-card config, mATX is enough.

    What new processors?
     
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  8. mike41

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    ah yes those. so its 2012 now it seems. i thought i read they are coming out now

    i think i will take the i5 2500 over the 2500K since i wont be overclocking either
     
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    Personally that made me a bit happy since I just bought an i5-2500K not too long ago. :p

    Then you probably won't need the 600W either, but it's fine if you want it to be future-proof.
     
  10. mike41

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    also another question. my mother board is sata 3 compatible

    the mother board i want:
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58746

    is 1tb and 110$ after price match

    is getting a sata 2 or 3 worth it? i will NOT be doing any kind of raid config. just a simple 1 hard drive system
     

  11. Lukc

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    Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps

    sata - 150MBps
    sata2 - 300MBps
    sata3 - 600MBps

    so it's sata3 but there's no big differences between sata2 and 3... board support both, sata2 and 3
     
  12. sykozis

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    With a mechanical drive, you won't see any noticable performance increase from SATA2 to SATA3. Current SATA3 mechanical harddrives still can't transfer enough data to max out the SATA2 controllers.
     
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    sata3 = sata600 = sata6gb

    ifu scroll down for specs u can see sata/600 so it's sata3. but as sykozis said, it doesent really matter..
     
  15. mike41

    mike41 Maha Guru

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    would you recommend getting a SSD as well?
     

  16. Lukc

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    ssd is faster but expensive :)
    you can choose taking small ssd, let's say 64gb and raid it up with hdd so het almost ssd speed with hdd space..
    but if u don't need really fast loadings/file transfere/etc u'll be just ok with normal hdd.
    i use samsung f3 1tb (sata2) and it's just ok.. (but i'm thinking of getting 64gb ssd just becasue i want it xD)
     
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    yeah i think ill probably wait till they are more affordable. ill wait the extra 20 seconds lol
     
  18. sykozis

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    Eh, I've got a 256gb SSD and 64gb SSD....lol. Affordable? What's that?
     

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