Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Current LAN Rig Kitlog, For Gaming On The Go

You don't have to follow this exactly or at all but it's a good starting point. The idea is to keep the build cheap, portable and powerful. Note that the linked sites are Australian (we're Aussies) and therefore are in $AUD, peripherals are not included in this list.


CPU: Intel Core i5 760, Intel's budget quad core is more than you'll need in a chip.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_931&products_id=14941


Motherboard: Gigabyte P55M-UD4, great overclockability at a nice price in a mATX form factor.
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/123245/MOTHERBOARD_INTEL_SOCKET_1156/Gigabyte/GA-P55M-UD4.asp


Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2000MHz, great value memory with amazing overclock potential.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=12496


GPU: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD5850 Overclocked Edition, decent value, plenty of power, factory overclock with room to go higher.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_934&products_id=13811


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB, plenty of space and performance without forking out for an SSD.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=13660


Power Supply: Corsair HX-650, cheap, modular, efficient more than enough power and a small footprint.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=12918


Case: NZXT Vulcan, cheap case with some handy features including support for full length video cards (5970) and water cooling, plenty of airflow, fan controllers and importantly for a LAN box, a handle but weighing only 5.8kg.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_238&products_id=14523


CPU Cooler: Stock Intel cooler, will easily do the job and even handle a mild overclock but the best thing, it's free.
Will come with the Intel Core i5 760


And the grand total comes in at $1320 AUD, plenty left over for all the snacks and energy drinks.


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4 comments:

  1. I just learned something new today... thanks!

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  2. Good info bro. Personally I'm running on a i7.

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  3. Awesome, great info. Reminds me that I need to upgrade my hardware.

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