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Switch to itx build?(Please answer quick)


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Hello!
I was just about to build a pc :
i5 3570k
asus p8z77-v lk
8 gb ram
bitfenix survivor case
gigabyte hd 7950

After I saw the bitfenix prodigy case in the store I had second thoughts, It is the best looking case imo. So if I were to slightly change my build what are the pros and cons?

change to:
i5 3570k
asus P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD (is overclocking the same?)
8gb ram
bitfenix prodigy case
gigabyte hd 7950

I doubt I will ever cross fire or sli so are there any other cons about itx? Also the case will always be in one place, I don't want it cause it is portable only because it looks nice.

Thank you!
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Hi.
That case will only take a Mini-ITX Motherboard and I think you also may have problems fitting the GPU.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345017


Changing your mind on a whim, in the shop, without doing proper research, is asking for trouble.
Can your purchase not wait for a couple of days? Give us a chance to give you good advice.
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Thanks for the quick response :)

Well I can wait a while for the case but I need to get the motherboard soon because there is little stock. The asus P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD is mitx.

From the research I have done I have noticed that people have made very powerful gaming rigs in it, it can fit very large graphics cards because a section of the drive bays is removable.
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The asus P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD is mitx.

Should fit OK,, > http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
Case, > http://www.bitfenix....s/prodigy#specs

What is the Brand/model of the PSU you are buying?
What is the RAM brand?model?
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The psu will be either corsair or seasonic(xfx) not sure which one to get because it has to be 160mm or less in length to fit properly. Also how much wattage would you recommend?

The ram will be 2x 4gb of corsair or kingston.
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ram, SELECT kINGSTON LOW PROFILE.
Corsair, > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
Seasonic, > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
Here is a Antec. > http://us.ncix.com/p...nufacture=Antec

On the CPP site, just above the parts list is the estimated Wattage.
Not included, Optical drive, OS, Taxes.

> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JaJE
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