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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:09 PM
Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:26 PM
Unfortunately a major problem with this selection is that the CPU will not fit in the motherboard! The CPU uses an FM2 socket, but the mobo has a AM3+ socket. Perhaps this might be a suitable alternative? - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a78md3h
I don't think the graphics card is likely to be a problem. It's not especially long, which is the main problem you run into with MicroATX size cases. I think you could probably get a better performing card for the money though. The GT 740 for example looks to have a useful performance boost over the previous generation for similar money. The example linked to is a version with 1Gb GDDR5 memory. I would have this over a 2Gb DDR3 version. Alternatively this R7-260X is a fair bit quicker than either, but part of the price is made up of a rebate - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr7260x1gbd5dhoc
Edited by jonuk76, 19 June 2014 - 08:39 PM.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:38 AM
What exactly are you using this computer for? If you aren't gaming, one of AMD's APU processors would work nicely. According to reviewers at Newegg, that case can hold a normal ATX power supply, but the screw holes don't line up and a modular PSU is suggested. I have only built one micro-ATX PC using the SilverStone Sugo Series SG02B-F-USB3.0 case, which I know supports a standard PSU.
You will also need a copy of Windows and an optical disc drive, if you plan on using disc-based media.
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