does this seem like a good steam machine build?

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    thanks for the help, I'm obviously not an expert at picking out pc parts.... lol
     
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    Give PCPartPicker a try, it won't let you choose incompatible parts
     
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    Just use pcpartpicker man. It saves you some time with seeing if your PSU can support your build/potential overclocking and can tell you which parts are incompatible.
     
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    Aside from the problems already mentioned, I'd recommend going for the 4GB card if you insist on a 960, I got the 2GB some time ago and while it's ok, it does suffers with some newer games (Witcher 3, AC Unity)
    And I don't know what kind of cooler you'll use, or if you'll get one at all, but for those smaller builds I'd recommend the low profile version of the RAM. Performance-wise they're the same, but smaller.

    Edit: That SSD is overkill, unless you absolutely want to save those 2-3 seconds of loading time in games, you could just buy a smaller SSD for the system and critical programs, and buy a bigger HDD for your games.
     
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    I know you seem to be rather set on a slim-factor steam machine, but your options would greatly increase if you chose a bigger case. You could also save some money AND upgrade at the same time. For example, you could get a PSU that has 200w more for at least $15 less.
     
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    updated my specs

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    can I go bigger in length not in height? I want to have the option to fit this on the side or under my tv
     
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    It doesn't really work that way.

    And I just checked your SSD, god damn. $200? You should get a small SSD for your OS and your frequently used programs/games and get a HDD for other stuff. Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6BM3572949
     
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    I hadn't looked at your CPU, that seems rather weak for a GTX 960. You should probably just start a new build on pcpartpicker from zero.
     
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    We don't really need a picture. Grab a tape measurer (or ruler) and write down its 3 dimensions, and then compare that to bigger cases. I sure hope you're not trying to lie it on its side in a tight space. It needs air to breathe.
     
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    Here's a thought: Let the Kabini CPU go and opt for an Intel Pentium G3258 AE. And instead of the GTX960, go for a R9 380. Is an SSD that important? Go for an HDD man.
     
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    A gaming PC should have at least 2.40Ghz Quad Core CPU IMO. 8GB of RAM should be enough but if you want to be sure get 16GB.
     
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    tv : 21x24in
    screen: 27in
     
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    Um... measure the tv stand, not the tv itself...
     
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    thats's the tv that I want to place the pc right next to or on top of... I got this square cubby hole that's 15 1/2x 16-1/2

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    ok...
     
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    I hope you know higher clock speed doesn't mean a better cpu
     
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    its 27 by 271/2

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    I'm sorry but, I'm a noob to building a pc... I have some education in pc's by my web design class that basically is more of an IT class than a web development class..