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jst42day

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We live in a small apartment and I need to build a Windows pc for the 2 of us.
It will be used for some gaming, not extreme stuff, music, videos and SOHO office work.
I plan on using an E8500 CPU with a Nvidia 9800 graphics card and at least one 1Tb. hard drive.
My question is this: Would I be able to do this using a micro pc?
I was looking at the Rogue Crafted and the Lian Li 351 cases and an Asus micro pc board with 4g's of RAM.
OS will start out as XP Pro but am thinking of going over to Windows 7 after it has been out for awhile.
Or am I better off using a small mid-tower and a full ATX mobo?
Thanks.
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The biggest question would be weather cooling is an issue where you live?
Granted the new dual core chips are great for running in warmer environments than the P4 or (Pentium D's) were.

If you are going with a mini-itx board I would recommended this Mini-itx board from ZOTAC as it features a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slot.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813500022

Regarding the 1TB drive, I would recommend this drive from Western Digital
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284

Hope this helps!
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ChevyManUSA ,
Thanks for the help.
I've kept doing research on this and figure I'm better off with a small ATX case that I can hide under or near my desk.
Thank you for your help.
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