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Which would be the best case for my build? 120-150$

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March 19, 2013 12:26:56 PM

Intel core i5-3570k
Nvidia 660 Ti or HD 7450
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
Vengeance corsair 8GB (2x4GB)
2TB seagate barracuda (7200rpm)
and please tell me suitable cooler for my cpu, i will surely overclock it to 4.3Ghz,
either cooler master hyper 212 evo, or corsair H series of liquid coolers with price, thank you.
and i havent decided my PSU yet because i'm confused how much watt do i need.
please help, i just want my rig to look freaking awesome with some LED's.:) 

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March 19, 2013 1:12:46 PM

For the case I do not know, I would suggest to go on newegg, and search that price point for ones with the best user feedback, as for the PSU I would go for 600w at the minimum. For the brand go Seasonic, then Antec, then Corsair by brand. For the cooler, the case you pick would help in the decision, the Hyper212 will easily get you to 4.3 Ghz on air, just make sure the case can handle its height, as well as RAM slots distance from cpu socket and RAM module height.
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March 19, 2013 2:20:48 PM

I have a similar set-up to you and I went with the Fractal Design R3 Case (here) and I'm really pleased with it. It's a very quiet case. It has 8 fan slots, 2 on the top, 2 on the bottom, 2 on the front, 1 at the side and 1 at the back. All the fan slots apart from the back slot are "covered" to reduce noice but you can uncover them if you need more cooling. I doubt you'll need water cooling to get to the processor to 4.3ghz. I'm using the stock cooler for that CPU and it's working good except I haven't over-clocked. I spent £75 on it and i thinks that about 110 dollars... so it really is a good case for that price range
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March 20, 2013 12:46:22 PM

MaxGardener said:
For the case I do not know, I would suggest to go on newegg, and search that price point for ones with the best user feedback, as for the PSU I would go for 600w at the minimum. For the brand go Seasonic, then Antec, then Corsair by brand. For the cooler, the case you pick would help in the decision, the Hyper212 will easily get you to 4.3 Ghz on air, just make sure the case can handle its height, as well as RAM slots distance from cpu socket and RAM module height.

Oh thanks i'll keep that in mind :D 
What would you suggest for liquid cooling? coz it sounds Cool and looks great too, and please tell your views about my rig, i'll start building it within 2-3 weeks as soon as my exams are over.
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March 20, 2013 12:48:44 PM

Anonymous said:
I have a similar set-up to you and I went with the Fractal Design R3 Case (here) and I'm really pleased with it. It's a very quiet case. It has 8 fan slots, 2 on the top, 2 on the bottom, 2 on the front, 1 at the side and 1 at the back. All the fan slots apart from the back slot are "covered" to reduce noice but you can uncover them if you need more cooling. I doubt you'll need water cooling to get to the processor to 4.3ghz. I'm using the stock cooler for that CPU and it's working good except I haven't over-clocked. I spent £75 on it and i thinks that about 110 dollars... so it really is a good case for that price range

I didn't like it, it's just very simple and boring.
what about the Asrock does it work well, or should i go for Asus?

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March 20, 2013 6:50:26 PM

I have not used a liquid cooling solution, however my older brother has, but he would most likely never do it again. I would say the EVO is a great choice paired with some arctic silver thermal grease. With that you should easily get to 4.3GHz on air and with very low temperatures.
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March 20, 2013 6:56:14 PM

As for cases, Tom's Hardware has articles concerning cases, tells you everything from noise levels, temps, etc. A simple, yet great looking case with LEDs and three fans for cooling would be the Rosewill Challenger:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill...

And for the ASRock board, I personally think ASRock is the best board maker right now, very competitive prices and great quality. The 7 series boards are known to be thinner so just be a little careful when installing your heatsink. But I think your choice is great. ASUS is not terrible either, both are my go to board companies.
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