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i got modular SS evo 850w less a year b4, and my craving to itx can't hold up. So From Full tower ( wc upcoming ?) to ITX. It will slow showcase for i not have decent camera. So bear with me.

For testing my rig 1st, i don't have good tools to hack the PSU cage, so i end up with hand metal saw, it so tiresome so I end like this.

See the back cage? not pretty.

after got my dremel powertools, here the pictures. Oh! don't mind the un-perfectness not follow the schematic- cutting. It will not seen after i put all the hardware together.

oh! 1 more , no galax gtx970 exoc BE here, so in term of length, the choice of GC here is close.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Xeon 238$?? =)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also leaning towards this CPU. You get i7 performance, sacrificing integrated Graphics for reliability is pretty nice since we'll put a dedicated GPU anyway.

The fact that it is a Haswell/1150 socket doesn't hurt as well. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the processor. I'm thinking of getting it over the i5-4690?

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  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

its an i7 w/o intel hd graphics, and also cant be overclocked.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

it has the performance of an i7.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah. its an i7 without intel hd graphics (who uses those in a gaming rig anyways) and its cheaper than a i7.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

for gaming the i5 is the sweet spot.. an i7 would only give you a 1-2% improvement which for the difference in price isn't worth it.. If you're going to multitask, video render, photoshop then the i7 would have the advantage of the hyper threading.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

if its for gaming the i5-4690k and 8 gigs is enough, but if you're doing stuff like rendering its fine the xeon and the 16 gigs of ram.

One thing I would definitely change is the psu as you have the G1 which is a tier 3. Get the evga G2 750 which is tier 1 (the best) and with the 10 year warranty you are cover.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I't basicly an i7 4770(non k) without the iGPU.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That particular Xeon model is basically an i7 4770, although it has no integrated graphics and both of them cannot be overclocked. (The only way you are going to get a faster frequency is when its turbo boosted) Intel allows a 400mhz boost clock on every non-K cpu. Just like in my AIO unit, i have an i7 3770s at 3.1, it usually goes up to 3.5 at load.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

what do you mean? the xeon needs a dedicated gpu, as its basically an i7 without igpu..

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

yes its an i7 without a igpu and needs a dedicated gpu.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

you are repeating my words....I know that!!, Im telling whitelite

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

oops. sorry