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Spec: Small,fast system for Lan gaming

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by r0undb0y, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. r0undb0y


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 179

    Ok I'm looking for a small case, CPU, mobo and Graphics for lan gaming with good performance. The display, drives, RAM I already have.

    I am thinking maybe:

    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB £210.95
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ £189.95
    Tagan TG430-U15 430W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU £46.95

    VAT £78 ish

    I have a budget of about 700 so that leaves me with about 170 for a case, mobo and cpu cooler

    I really some need mobo suggestions

    I have been looking at the Silverstone Temjin TJ08 or SUGO but they are mini-ATX.

    Most M-ATX seem to have have built in graphics does this effect performance if i was to plug in an X1900XT I.E. Are they slower because of that?

    The Antec lanboy seems to be highly rated but it doesnt look that small to me!

    Any help would be appreciated!


    EDIT: budget and prices added...
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006
  2. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,460

    Location: Brighton

    Micro ATX would be fine but if you want standard ATX the Lanboy is quite small and very light.

    Edit: pic


    Comes with a carrying handle thing as well, so perfect for lans.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006
  3. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Key thing with the LanBoy is its lightweight compared to others, 4~5kgs :eek:

    /helps if you give a budget???
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006
  4. semi-pro waster

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    If you want a Sugo I'd probably go for something like this, the motherboard is fairly decent or rather about as good as microATX gets, you can turn off the onboard graphics and they won't affect the X1900XT. Normally I'd advise against the X2 4200 as the X2 3800 has the same amount of cache and usually overclocks about as well but since Asus motherboards aren't known for the clocking abilities it might be best to go for the 4200 here. The CPU cooler is a bit of an unknown to me but it is a good brand and low profile so ought to be suitable.

    CA-013-SV Silverstone Sugo SG01 Evolution Aluminium Mini PC - Black (No PSU) (CA-013-SV)
    £76.95 £76.95
    MB-119-AS Asus A8N-VM CSM Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI Express Motherboard (MB-119-AS)
    £46.95 £46.95
    HS-022-ZA Zalman CNPS8000 Ultra Quiet Low Profile CPU Cooler (HS-022-ZA)
    £26.95 £26.95
    Subtotal £150.85
    VAT £26.40
    Total £177.25
  5. r0undb0y


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 179

    Thanks! I was looking at a blue orb cooler but the Zalman looks pretty good.

    Just Placed the order, it was 715 but thats fine. Hope it arrives soon can't wait to play!