Core i7 3770T (2.50GHz, 45-Watt TDP)
P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX Motherboard
8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3-1600 Crucial Ballistix Memory
128GB OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive
Now, I have a couple issues with this setup. The first is that I can not seem to find the Core i7 3770T processor anywhere to buy. I'm sure it will show up eventually, but if anyone knows of any place to buy it now, please let me know. I'm totally willing to buy it from some random online website in the UK or China or wherever.
The second issue though is where I really need your guys' help, and that is with the case/PSU. The case I currently have picked out is the IN-WIN
BP655.200BL ( Newegg ). If I go with this one, I would also add a 300-Watt Mini-ITX SeaSonic PSU you to it.
Thing is, although that case is okay, I'm not hugely fond of it, especially the internal layout. So does anyone have any good Mini-ITX case suggestions? I'm looking for something that similar to the overall shape of the IN-WIN case above - as in slim, rectangular, and can be placed vertically or horizontally. I'm not a fan of the (relatively) gigantic shoe-box style Mini-ITX cases. Also, remember that the case only needs to hold the Mini-ITX motherboard itself and a single 2.5" SSD - I've no interest in putting an optical drive in this computer, and the slimmer the case the better! I'm guessing that the total system load power consumption for this computer will be under 70-Watts, including the CPU, all motherboard components, memory, and the SSD.