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SFF (mATX) Spec.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gr1mey, 14 May 2006.

  1. gr1mey

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    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,006

    Location: Southampton

    well, with a few bits I have lying about I plan to build a SFF PC...

    I've got a small mATX case that I have spray painted black, and I have already the following bits to go inside:

    Pioneer DVD-ROM
    Philips 16x DVD-RW
    Antec Smartblue 350w PSU
    30GB Maxtor HDD
    Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra Skt939 cooler
    Arctic Cooling ATi Silencer 4 (for x800 series)
    2 x 80mm Silverstone Fans

    Im looking to finish the system off for around £350, and Ive got the following in mind:

    CP-141-AM AMD Opteron UP 144 San Diego 1.8GHz 1MB Cache (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-141-AM)
    £104.95 £104.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £49.95 £49.95
    GX-038-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 XL 256MB DDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-038-PC)
    £89.95 £89.95
    MB-041-GI Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI)
    £41.95 £41.95
    Subtotal £286.80
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.95
    VAT £51.76
    Total £347.51


    what does everyone think to that, would it be worth the extra money for 2gb RAM? or maybe a better CPU?

    I hope the system will serve well as a HTPC and a fairly reasonable gaming rig.