BestConfigs Poll: MicroATX Gaming Build

Which build do you like best?

  • Extreme GTX 780 Ti Gaming Build

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • CJ's "NOOOO... I wont overclock" micro atx 'gaming' build

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • Vindaloovians' Extreme Micro-ATX Build

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • AMD Radeon's MicroATX R9 290 Build

    Votes: 23 44.2%
  • shortstuff_mt's "don't let the size fool you" MicroATX gaming beast

    Votes: 7 13.5%

  • Total voters
    52

jpishgar

Splendid
Overlord Emeritus
Extreme GTX 780 Ti Gaming Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H97M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($649.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1197.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 14:02 EDT-0400

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CJ's NOOOO... I wont overclock micro atx 'gaming' build

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($500.33 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1198.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 00:04 EDT-0400)

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Vindaloovians' Extreme Micro-ATX Build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3LeVW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3LeVW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3LeVW/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1193.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-16 15:47 EDT-0400)

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AMD Radeon's MicroATX R9 290 Build

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1149.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 23:18 EDT-0400)

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shortstuff_mt's "don't let the size fool you" MicroATX gaming beast

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($488.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1169.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-16 00:06 EDT-0400)
 

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