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Old 01-02-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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I'm trying to build a gaming/home theater rig in a slim micro-atx form factor chassis (if possible) and have the following questions:

1. If I get a Micro-ATX case, there's a special type of Micro-ATX power supply, isn't there? Because this is all there is and I'm not sure if a maximum of 400w will support 4 gigs of RAM, possible quad core pro, and 8800 video card.
2. This is the current motherboard I have in mind... any other suggestions for a Micro-ATX mobo? The standard reads "DDR2 1066(OC)/800"... OC meaning overclock, right? Which should I choose... 1066 or 800?
3. What are the major differences between the 8800 GTS, GTX, and ULTRA models?
4. Which processor should I get? All are within a relatively close price range.
5. Seeing that it's going to be quite a tight fit I was also considering a media center case... would that be a better idea?
6. Seeing that I have an HDTV-connecting video card, would I be able to game on an HDTV screen, or use the computer in general? At 1080p and 720p?

That's a lot of rudimentary questions but some of them can be eliminated by answering others. Thanks for your time.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:27 AM   #2
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Some cases will use normal ATX cases. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133169 for example) So it's really hit or miss on wether or not yours will need a micro-atx supply.

Your motherboard link leads to more PSUs so I don't really wanna answer more of your questions for fear of getting something wrong.

As for the GTS/X/Ultra questions, It really comes down to the memory they have, and clock speeds.
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i dont think a 8800 card will fit in a micro atx
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I think it might be better then to move to a media center case. These would take standard ATX motherboards and power supplies, correct?
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Anyone? Also:

3. What are the major differences between the 8800 GTS, GTX, and ULTRA models?

6. Seeing that I have an HDTV-connecting video card, would I be able to game on an HDTV screen, or use the computer in general? At 1080p and 720p?
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