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Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig - Black Betty...

Big things can come in small packages, as we show you how to make a gaming rig that won't clutter the desktop.

By: | Editorials in Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 21, 2009 1:51 pm

Black Betty...


Also along for the ride was a Silverstone NT06 Evolution 120mm heatsink without fan and Kingston supplied us 4 gigs of DDR2 800 to complete the system.


Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig


For the processor we are using an Intel Core 2 Duo 45nm 2.66GHz CPU which has proven to have excellent over clocking potential as well as low temperatures at stock speeds.


Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig


Looking more closely now at the power supply, we have the usual arrangements of cable tidies and screws and the cables on this are noticeably shorter than anything I've seen before. This comes in handy when case space is at a premium!


Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig


Dual PCI-E power adapters show that Silverstone are serious about their equipment and want their customers to have the option to go SLI with their graphics cards.


Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig


Closer inspection of the motherboard reveals standard supplements of SATA cables, IDE, expansion bracket for FireWire as well as a back plate and manual.


Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig


Other notable features on the board are active cooling over the 9300 series chipset and the usual array of expansion ports and sockets on board, including POST-diagnostic led displays.


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