The ones about the FX chips and the Tonga GPU. This stuff has been rumored for a long time, but there has been no official announcement, not even a word from AMD. However, we already know that the A8-7600 exists(tech sites got review samples in January), and the article about the rest of the APUs quotes AMD's marketing manager for desktop products.
If it hasn't been officially announced, it might as well not exist.
Get a 760 and a new 1080p monitor.
You probably could have gotten comparable performance for much less by upgrading the old machine with the 7850 and RAM that you used in this build, but I can also see why you would want a new one.
Normally I diss Prodigy builds. This, however…
There's an M.2 slot on the Asus Maximus 6 Impact. I think that's it.
Looks like stock.
The one in the SG08? That's an ATX unit.
You can't. SFX power supplies above 450W don't exist.
I recently found some listings for radiators while searching for something else ;)
Those are both pretty good choices as well.
There are 2 ATX chassis that I really like. The Arc Midi R2 and the Phantom 530 are both nice chassis with large windows and good expansion options.
Be more specific. Do you want an ATX case, a Micro ATX case, or a Mini ITX case?
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you get an FX-8320 AND said GTX 770.
I don't like either. Get yourself a half decent Linux distribution and use the $100 formerly reserved for Windows to do some hardware upgrades.
I like the fractal one.
That 280X of yours is plenty powerful. With your current monitor setup, there's no reason to upgrade for a while. If you were going to do anything, I would get a 79xx card from someone upgrading, and then put it in CF with your 280X. It doesn't sound like it'll work, but it will. Others have done it.
There are a couple really popular distributions out there. I'm using Ubuntu, but Linux Mint and Debian are two other popular distros.
Linux is perfectly legal. It's free because the people who develop the various kinds of Linux think that software should be free and available to anyone. As for selling Windows keys, I'm not sure if it's totally legal. I don't do it myself.
Google it. It's very cool. Cool enough that I'm using it :)
The OS will be on the hard drive, but Windows ties the product key, and by extension the license, to the system's motherboard. You could pick up a cheap Windows license from the /r/softwareswap subreddit, where some people are approved to sell such things. Alternatively, you could pick up the Linux distro of your choice for the amazing price of $0.
Nice anti-corrosive gummy bears!
I would go with a PCIe SSD. SATA, while nice, has its limits in terms of transfer speed. The PCIe bus has lots of bandwidth available, and you can use slot number 5 on your motherboard to connect the thing.
You could put your cables in an empty DVD drive bay-unless you intend to have 2 DVD drives in your new PC shudders. If you're really concerned about airflow, stuff your cables somewhere in the front and move the included intake fan to the side panel fan mount. Besides, cases with top-mounted power supplies are actually somewhat more efficient than those with the PSU at the bottom. Cool-ish air comes in from the outside from a fan on the front panel. It flows over the hard drives, supposedly cooling them, but it doesn't matter. Then, the air starts getting sucked towards the power supply by its fan. The power supply fan is slow enough so that the air can be drawn into the CPU cooler right before it is exhausted out of the case.
What I mean is the successor to the Arc Mini, which is a micro ATX case. The Arc Mini R2 is also Micro ATX.
But if it's Word and web browsing, you won't actually GET more performance. An SSD's performance is easy to see. Your computer boots up wicked fast. However, a "slow" processor will really only show in demanding programs(photo/video editing) and benchmarks. The fewer cores and lower clocks WILL NOT impact a web browser, or Word.
Then you're looking at mATX. Good luck with your build!
All external hard drives have an internal hard drive at their core and an adapter for the interface to the computer(eSATA, USB, FireWire, etc.). The drive inside will be a SATA drive, because no IDE 2TB drives exist. Look for screws on the case and take all of them out. Take off labels, and remember that there's usually one last screw lurking under a "Warranty Void if Removed" sticker. Once you get the drive open, there should be a 3.5" hard drive and a PCB for the adapter. Figure out how to disconnect the drive from the adapter board, and connect it to your system like any other SATA drive.
FireWire is dying. You will NEVER need a firewire card. USB wifi cards are a thing, so the single PCIe slot on a mini ITX mobo should be enough for some sort of graphics card. For mini ITX, the Cooler Master Elite 130 looks pretty good. However, its intake fan doesn't have LEDs.
What sort of expansion do you think you would do in the future? If it's something like a single graphics card, than you could do Mini ITX.
The Rosewill case actually has a blue LED fan installed in the front intake position, so you could save a little money there. As for the motherboard, you could go with the Micro ATX counterpart to the B85-G41, which is the B85M-G43. As for expansion options, unless you to fill 4 or more slots, mATX is fine. On this sort of budget, you'd be hard-pressed to fill more than a slot or 2.
Rosewill Line-M or Fractal Design Core 1000. Yes, neither of them have cable routing behind the MB tray. Solution: chewing gum and duct tape. Besides, you say that you don't need particularly good airflow. And yes, I know, both of them are Micro ATX. There's a reason for that. Many budget motherboards are Micro ATX, and why have a bunch of wasted space in an ATX case when you can have a smaller one?
The only real thing that makes a mouse a "gaming" mouse is the branding and the extravagant price. Same with power supplies, memory, cases,and to a lesser extent motherboards. I would pick a mouse that has enough buttons for your needs. If you're picky about DPI, just know that you can change your tracking speed(effectively eliminating concerns about sensitivity) in your OS.
You mean Haswell, right? The v2 Xeon E3s are based on IVB.
Two words. BLACK FRIDAY!
You need nothing near an i3 OR an A10 to run Word and web browsers. Get a Pentium or an A6, and use the money you save on a small SSD like this one.
I agree with noob_for_life about the colors. But then again, the customer is always right. Sadly, to swap the PSU cables, one would have to undo and redo all the wiring and cable routing.
There are no AM3+ mITX motherboards, so it'll be a tight squeeze with a micro ATX board. In this situation I think that an i5 4570S, said LP R7750, and some mITX board will do the trick.
Looking at pics of mods to the xbox case, there doesn't seem to be much room for expansion in there. A Mini ITX board and a half height graphics card seems to be the limit, like in this mod(macknowhow.blogspot.com/2012/11/computer-inside-original-xbox-case.html). The graphics card you chose is a good(basically the only) choice when you're looking at somewhat powerful GPUs.
What sort of stuff would you be using this build for? If you're looking to run BF4 maxed out at 4K, then there is no way to get a powerful enough graphics card and a big enough power supply in there. Also, what sort of budget do you have?
Don't let anyone tell you that this system is 'outdated'. It's nowhere near, and a gaming beast, judging by the specs.
Oh yeah, I heard about that. Bad boy, Asetek!
A little birdie told me that some custom firmware turns a 680 into a 770...