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Silverstone FT03 Mini-ITX open. A thing of beauty...

Sometimes, you get inspired when you see a new piece of hardware, and you simply MUST get it. This time, I have fallen in love with a computer case, the SilverStone FT03 Mini-ITX.

Keep checking back. I’ll post updates as I spec out the system and build it. In the meantime, check out this in-depth review over at Anandtech and watch this video tour from Hexus on YouTube.

5/29/2012 Update

I’ve specced out the new components for my mini-ITX system (getting so excited!). I’ll be re-using 2 Intel SATA SSDs and the ATI Radeon 5770 video card from my current system. Then, I’ll install my previous Raptor hard drive (after a secure wipe) and likely donate that system to my local Carpenter’s Shelter to benefit a family in need.

The new components include:

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600 SDRAM
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W Power Supply
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

…and the above case, in black. More updates when the parts come in, and I start building it.

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