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Old 01-07-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default Building a Small Computer

Don't know if this is such a great idea, but I want to guild a small computer that has a nice little kick to it, but is still cheap.

Kindof going along with a laptop.. but not, cheaper. Is this even a good idea? I'm not sure how small this case is, can't find a good picture comparing it to something I know. I know we had small form factor cases at our high school... don't know if this is bigger or smaller.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811192092

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130166

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146784

That processor was the second one I picked out, I know it's dual core.. don't know how fast dual is being pushed out now. The Phenom 2.5ghz is $150 and the dual is $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103249

(sorry, posted wrong link first.)

It comes out to $335 with the dual core.

Like I said, I know nothing about this case size... Will the motherboard even fit? lolz.. if you look at the back the PCI slots look smaller.. do they take regular cards? I have a wireless card and a usb2 card sitting here I would like to put in there.

I also had an old laptop that I took apart, but I'll make that another post later with pictures and stuff... Want to know what I can do with the parts

Thanks

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:06 AM   #2
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What are you using it for exactly? The dual core should be fine unless you plan do a lot with it.

The motherboard is micro ATX so it will fit in that case.
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I'm not sure how small this case is, can't find a good picture comparing it to something I know.
14" x 5.5" x 14.5" ?
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Lol, well thank you for the size! I never would have found that!!! ... on the specifications at the bottom :P lolz..

Now that I think about it, I can go with a cheaper motherboard if I'm just going dual core, then the memory would also be cheaper if I downgrade a little.

It's called a Low Profile pci card.
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