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I need help... mATX Case?

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I am helping my friend with getting some things for his new computer, and so I'm kinda running a little over budget. Can anyone recommend me some cases under 125 dollars USD? Also, since I am running kinda low on budget, what should I downgrade/cheap out on? Here is a link to my current specs. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=784ff2f3-d0f1-4d25-9586-424743bceec8

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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You can save $10 by getting rid of the thermal paste.

You already have a case in the build, what's wrong with that? Why not just get an ATX case? Loads of options in that realm.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

You can save $10 by getting rid of the thermal paste.

You already have a case in the build, what's wrong with that? Why not just get an ATX case? Loads of options in that realm.

Don't I need thermal paste? Tbh the max I can go is 2100 including taxes. Also I'm just trying to get a smaller case. ATX seems a bit too big for where I'm going to put it.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Just now, Anonymous_Yee said:

Don't I need thermal paste? Tbh the max I can go is 2100 including taxes. Also I'm just trying to get a smaller case. ATX seems a bit too big for where I'm going to put it.

Most mATX cases aren't that much smaller than a mid tower ATX case.

No, you don't need thermal paste.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Most mATX cases aren't that much smaller than a mid tower ATX case.

No, you don't need thermal paste.

I was thinking of changing to a Lian Li 205 instead of my Cooler Master one. Should I do it?

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Just now, Anonymous_Yee said:

I was thinking of changing to a Lian Li 205 instead of my Cooler Master one. Should I do it?

I'd see if GamersNexus has a review of it. It looks like an airflow nightmare, but looks can be deceiving.

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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6 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I'd see if GamersNexus has a review of it. It looks like an airflow nightmare, but looks can be deceiving.

Yeah ik, just a question what other things should I downgrade, I don't rly want to downgrade on peripherals anymore, I want my friend to have some good peripherals. Also what should I upgrade on? This is the updated link now. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=784ff2f3-d0f1-4d25-9586-424743bceec8

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Just now, Anonymous_Yee said:

Yeah ik, just a question what other things should I downgrade, I don't rly want to downgrade on peripherals anymore, I want my friend to have some good peripherals. Also what should I upgrade on? This is the updated link now. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=784ff2f3-d0f1-4d25-9586-424743bceec8

You could see if the 3600 is on discount or a bundled deal.

You could look at Intel, they have some pretty good budget options if he's only gaming.

 

There really isn't anything else you can downgrade. GPU maybe, depending on his monitor and games he plays.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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8 minutes ago, dizmo said:

You could see if the 3600 is on discount or a bundled deal.

You could look at Intel, they have some pretty good budget options if he's only gaming.

 

There really isn't anything else you can downgrade. GPU maybe, depending on his monitor and games he plays.

Sorry my computer crashed (im on a chromebook smh) so yeah. I might think about getting the 3600X, because he isn't only gaming on the computer cuz he has a job from home, I want him to at least have a AMD processor. I think that I might downgrade to a cheaper 3070 or a 3060 or 3060ti idk yet. But I think I should downgrade to the 3600X but spend a hint more money on the PSU, I want at least 750 W in case he upgrades his cpu or gpu in the future.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Just now, Anonymous_Yee said:

Sorry my computer crashed (im on a chromebook smh) so yeah. I might think about getting the 3600X, because he isn't only gaming on the computer cuz he has a job from home, I want him to at least have a AMD processor. I think that I might downgrade to a cheaper 3070 or a 3060 or 3060ti idk yet. But I think I should downgrade to the 3600X but spend a hint more money on the PSU, I want at least 750 W in case he upgrades his cpu or gpu in the future.

You know Intel processors are just as, if not more capable right? If his job doesn't really require video editing or something like that it may very well be the smarter choice.

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

You know Intel processors are just as, if not more capable right? If his job doesn't really require video editing or something like that it may very well be the smarter choice.

Yeah Ig I might go with Intel since he mainly is like talking to people on a zoom or something like that.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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@dizmoShould I go with the 10600k? Its 100 Dollars cheaper cuz it doesn't have the included cooler. But with the faster base clock speed, I think its worth it.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Just now, Anonymous_Yee said:

Yeah Ig I might go with Intel since he mainly is like talking to people on a zoom or something like that.

Take a look at the i5 11400, IIRC it's not that far behind the 5600x in most games at almost half the price.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Take a look at the i5 11400, IIRC it's not that far behind the 5600x in most games at almost half the price.

I still think that the 10600k seems to be better. The 11400 is like very different compared to the 10600k. I think that the 10600k is still better even for the different prices. Its only 30 dollars more, but with way better performance.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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Wait should I just go 10600k or 11600k? The 11600k seems to be worse than the 10600k on paper, but its like 50 bucks more than the 10600k. Plz help me.

Current Setup: A chromebook -_-

Starting to stream soon when I get a new PC!

If you want to talk to me, friend me on discord: AnonHacker#6778

I'm bored, that's why I'm on here lol.

I might be hacking the mainframe btw.

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4 hours ago, Anonymous_Yee said:

I still think that the 10600k seems to be better. The 11400 is like very different compared to the 10600k. I think that the 10600k is still better even for the different prices. Its only 30 dollars more, but with way better performance.

The 11400 is most of the time faster than the 10600k. What do you mean by very different?

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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