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Old 05-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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SSD drives are dropping fairly steadily in price and it is a fairly easy thing to upgrade. So it is definitely something you could pass on for now and wait a year or two and then upgrade for a lot less money.
x2 Unless there is a big need now, you'll get more bang for your buck if you wait even a few months.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:46 PM
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Consider building your own, it's a lot of fun and saves you a lot of money. My last gaming small form factor build only cost me $600
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:49 PM
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Consider building your own, it's a lot of fun and saves you a lot of money. My last gaming small form factor build only cost me $600
Can you list your specs? I'd like to build something with small form factor to connect to my TV and know close to nothing about current components.
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Can you list your specs? I'd like to build something with small form factor to connect to my TV and know close to nothing about current components.
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SilverStone SG05BB-450 ALL case and PSU
Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 Mobo
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I built it for gaming purpose, so if you just want it to connect to your TV to stream movies, then you can probably get cheaper parts.
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I used
SilverStone SG05BB-450 ALL case and PSU
Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 Mobo
HD 6870 GPU
i5-2500K CPU

I built it for gaming purpose, so if you just want it to connect to your TV to stream movies, then you can probably get cheaper parts.
How loud is it? It doesn't matter as much for gaming, but is more important if connecting it to a TV for other stuff.
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Consider building your own, it's a lot of fun and saves you a lot of money. My last gaming small form factor build only cost me $600
I've considered it, but I am -awful- at 'some assembly required' assembly
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:22 PM
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How loud is it? It doesn't matter as much for gaming, but is more important if connecting it to a TV for other stuff.
I don't notice much noise unless I am playing graphic intense video games. I would think integrated graphic is enough for home theatre purpose. So you can probably get rid of the GPU.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:25 PM
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I've considered it, but I am -awful- at 'some assembly required' assembly
It's not that bad if you follow the instructions they give you, but you will probably have a little hard time if it's your first time. I would assemble it for you if you live in Chicago
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I've considered it, but I am -awful- at 'some assembly required' assembly
You just need more practice!
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It's not that bad if you follow the instructions they give you, but you will probably have a little hard time if it's your first time.
would you suggest buying some real cheap components and assembling that first?

I've often thought about assembling my own, right now I'm happy with my computer, but in another 2 or 3 years, I might consider doing it. I didn't know if I should start now with some cheap practice parts or just wait until then with the good parts that I want to use.
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