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Old 26-09-13, 07:36 PM
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Question I need some help lads!

Okay, so here's the dealio, I'm an enthusiast trying to build a nice rig for my sister. She reckons herself a bit of gamer these days so has given me £600-650 to build her a nice SMALL gaming rig.

Here's the plan so far:

ASRock FM2A75M-ITX R2.0 Motherboard - £70
Kingston HyperX 2x4gb 1600MHz - £60
AMD A8 5600K Black Edition 3.6GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache - £75
Corsair H55 Cooling Loop - £50
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1tb Hard drive - £50
Slimline Slotload DVDRW - £30
Silverstone SFX 450w 80plusbronze PSU - £70
Silverstone FT03 MINI Case - £100

Subtotal - £505

Here's the problem:

No graphics card yet. I am having a bit of a dilemma finding the right card. I have been told (though I've never done an ITX build before) that a rear exhaust card, like the reference cooler cards, are the cards you need... however... All the cards I have found that fit the bill, are either not stocked anymore, too big for the case, or get complaints for being too loud. Admittedly, I have been trying to buy ATI cards, so they can work together with the CPU integrated graphics, so that might be part of the problem... so yeah. What would your recommendations be? Is the blower design really so necessary? Should I just opt for Nvidia?

Oh, almost forgot, the max card length is 10 inches in this case, so that's why I'm worried about the 10.5 inch stock Radeon cards

TL;DR: Need a £100-£150 card for a Mini ITX build, preferably radeon.

Thanks Chaps

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Old 26-09-13, 08:01 PM
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This was launched yesterday;



Pretty good timing all things considered - same performance as a 670, with a price of £125. With tax and stuff I can see it being ~£150.

EDIT: Oh, right, the card is 9.5 inches long. So it'll fit.
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Old 26-09-13, 08:28 PM
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This was launched yesterday;



Pretty good timing all things considered - same performance as a 670, with a price of £125. With tax and stuff I can see it being ~£150.

EDIT: Oh, right, the card is 9.5 inches long. So it'll fit.
How would this card stack up to, say, a 7850?

Just curious.
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Old 26-09-13, 08:38 PM
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How would this card stack up to, say, a 7850?

Just curious.
It should perform on par with a 7950, a 7850 wouldn't even get close
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Old 26-09-13, 08:41 PM
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if you are going to get a dedicated gpu don't bother with that cpu
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Old 26-09-13, 09:17 PM
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It should perform on par with a 7950, a 7850 wouldn't even get close
Amazing, I guess I'll wait a little while!

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if you are going to get a dedicated gpu don't bother with that cpu
The CPU was a bargain at that price really, so I'm kinda happy with it
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Old 26-09-13, 09:21 PM
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Personally I'd go mATX rather than ITX the new Corsair Obsidian is an awesome a looking small case.

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Socket AM3+ - £40.74
Kingston HyperX 2x4gb 1600MHz - £60
AMD FX-4130 - £74.20
Corsair H55 Cooling Loop - £55.98
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1tb Hard drive - £50
LG GH24NSB0 24x Internal DVDRW - £15.00
Corsair 500W CX Builder 80 Plus - £45.20
Corsair Obsidian Series 350D - £89.99

Sub Total 431.11

Leaves you £168.89 to find a graphics card.
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Old 26-09-13, 09:30 PM
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Personally I'd go mATX rather than ITX the new Corsair Obsidian is an awesome a looking small case.
Has to be easily maneuvered for LAN
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