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Thick. Solid. Tight. -- a MicroATX Build
by Blozi
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Description

Build runs any game perfectly and runs very cool! I paid $900 total (before rebates)

Note: I tried my best with cable management. The case (Rosewill Challenger) has pretty damn terrible cable management options. What bugged me the most was the lack of a hole above the motherboard to route cables like the 8-pin CPU power and HDAudio. It also has hardly any space in the back for cables, so getting the panel on was a major *****. I had to put all of my weight onto it while sliding it in. Also...swastika fan ?_?...

Part List
Details
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate900MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.05Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Mincading [10 Builds] 2 points 26 months ago

The wiring looks fine :) not the best, but itll do! Shouldve went for a smaller case ;) that way itd be REAL mATX! Goodjob!

 
 
Blozi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 26 months ago

What's funny is throughout all my researching parts I didn't realize there were microATX cases... I thought it was just Mini-ITX, mid-tower (I assumed was MicroATX), and full tower.

Although, I like the look of the MicroATX in the larger case!

 
 
Scorpini [1 Build] 2 points 26 months ago

Gonna be ordering that exact same card myself soon, same cooler. How is it?

Great build, the cable management really isn't all that bad

 
 
TheShag 2 points 26 months ago

That cooler is fine...if you're a Nazi.

 
 
Blozi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 26 months ago

It's great! I play Skyrim with 2k Textures, lighting mods, and lots of other mods and it still runs at a a very decent 50 fps.

It idles around 40 Celsius and when playing the above is around 75 Celsius. Not bad at all, and if you don't have something right in front of one of fans (mistake on my part) you can expect it to be even cooler!

 
 
Scorpini [1 Build] 1 point 26 months ago

Haha, good to hear.

 
 
lantern1714 [1 Build] 1 point 25 months ago

Hows the keyboard? Any problems with the motherboard? I'm thinking about getting the same one.

 
 
hannan8v8 1 point 25 months ago

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