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Old 06-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm wanting to build a new computer and can't decide if I want a micro board in a lanbox or a regular full tower for a little more. i've put together two different builds on newegg.

Same for both systems:

Intel Core i7 920 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

1 tb HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

27.5'' LCD monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254026

LG blue-ray player http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136133

Full tower system

Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131359

Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145236

Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121313

PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Total (including monitor) = 1654.91 (1634.91 after mail-in rebates)

LanBox system:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136066

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227375

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130475

PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121025

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133044

Total (also including monitor) = 1594.91 (1574.91 after mail-ins)

The full tower is a little more expensive, but I would have more room for upgrades (which im not entirely sure i would even do). But i also kind of like the idea of having a little smaller case. so im torn. can anyone tell me how much if any of a better system the full tower is than the micro? every review i found for the DFI board has been good. soo...
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the antec 900 is not a full tower, however the 1200 is, and its very well built
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yeah right you are
i think the 900 is plenty big enough for me tho, but good call
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ya i think your going to have a hard time fitting even that 900 in that cardboard box lol. Id suggest finding a different monitor though, an 800:1 ratio is not so good, try finding something thats 1000:1

This mobo is nice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...namitedata.com

not much of an asus guy but if your going with intel and nvidia mind aswell go with an evga board
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lol alright. i've always kinda liked asus. but which should i go w/? i was plannin on the lanbox one up untill about 2 hrs ago. does it look like a comparable system?
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well most people here will says asus man and if you really like them that much go for it but id go with the Evga x58 LE. Im not really sure why u need a system just for lans ? cant u just use the full tower build for lans aswell, instead of spending so much on a lanbox you could get a GTX 295 from evga or if you want to conserver ur money go with the ATi 4870x2. Will u be doing any overclocking ?
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ya i'd like to overclock some, nothing hardcore tho. ill be living in a small dorm in college this fall and spring, so thats really the only reason i'd get it. i've just kinda liked the lower profile of it. but im startin to think it may have been a silly idea
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save your money bro.

If you really want to put that much money into this, scratch the lanbox and get an intel i7 965(thats the extreme), and get the GTX 295. Also get a cpu cooler. The coolermaster v8 looks BEAST. Also if you want you can buy the corsair tx850, i know its 100 more watts than the corsair u listed but its only like $20 more, if you want.

the extremes are very highly overclockable man and are extremely nice, thats why they call them extreme lol.
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How bout this monitor? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236047
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Only 22", but it's an excellent LCD display.

http://www.buy.com/prod/acer-v223w-b...207899408.html
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