Need advice on a proposed ITX build

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  1. t-1000

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    Hi

    Ive decided to replace my aged cube comp with something a little smaller. Anyway my basic idea spec wise is as follows

    Case Thermaltake Element Q
    Zotac H55 - ITX motherboard
    Intel core i3 540
    4 Gb DDR3 1333 memory
    Possibly 60gb SSD drive for windows installation
    Cd drive and another sata HD from my current computer

    The comp will mainly be used for browsing, watching bbc iplayer, HD youtube, and general email/word. Thats about it.
    Anyway anyone have any ideas if the above will be a decent start and if Ive missed anything?

    Cheers

    Rich
     
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    I just built one using Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3, found it to be a good board.:)
     
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    Hi
    Looks good. I like the idea of built in wifi though. What cpu/case did you use? Also ate you using on board graphics?
     
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    Got one fo these coming with a sugo sg07 case and gtx 580.:D
     
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    TBH had a shuttle case that the MoBo went, so modified the case to take the ITX, and the CPU was a i3 530. Onboard GPU works OK for general apps and works the cpu @ 6% with 1080p Bluray or MKV'S.:)
     
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    Liking the case:D:D, the graphics card looks bigger than the MoBo:laugh:
     
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    All done at cyberpower,infinity game cube.:D
     
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    How is your budget? If it's tight, then you can do all that with a simple Atom build, which will save a bunch of cash.

    However I would still go for a mATX build rather than a mITX build - lower cost, but more expandability, and very little size difference at the end of the day.
     
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    Yeah I've decided to upgrade my existing maxt cube as its not much bigger than an itx and about half the cost.
    Thanks for all the advice anyway guys
     
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