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[Building new PC] Need Advice

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Yonkers, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. fallenphoenix

    fallenphoenix Contributing Member

    Jun 20, 2009
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    getting a bigger SSD was something i was considering. i'll be using a wired, but i want a wifi connector just for practical reasons.

    i use trend micro as my anti-virus. i'll also be getting microsoft office for when i work at home.
  2. Big MAK

    Big MAK Member

    Nov 13, 2008
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    I'm looking to build a new PC for casual gaming (typically DOTA, PUBG, Starcraft, Diablo) and general use. I've built two, but it's been well over a decade and I've forgotten a lot. I'm planning on going with the Intel 8700 CPU. So, few questions:

    1. I'd like something a bit more compact, so I'm thinking about a micro-ATX mobo. I understand one of the main differences is a lack of PCI slots... but for my general use, I don't need multiple slots, do I?

    2. If I can go with the micro ATX, any thoughts of these motherboards? I'm going between MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC and ASUS STRIX Z370-G Gaming, solely on the basis that they have USB 3.1 Gen 2. Also, while I do have a USB wifi receiver, having one integrated would be nice.

    I think that's it for now. Appreciate the thoughts.

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