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Which case for gaming? 500R or NZXT 410?

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April 2, 2013 7:39:57 PM

Ok, so I am building my first ever gaming rig, and I am having trouble choosing the right case for the build. I have come across 2 cases that I like, but wondering which one would be better for my money.

Specs (I will be buying these parts in the next couple of weeks.)

CPU: i5 3570K
GPU: EVGA 670 FTW
MOBO Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
PSU: CM TX750M
RAM: RipjawsX 8GB
HDD: WD 1TB Blue
COOLER: Hyper 212 EVO
(I will be hopefully getting another 670 to SLI later on down the road.)

So, with these components, which case should I go for?

NZXT Phantom 410 - http://amzn.to/XcgCE7

or

Corsair Carbide 500R - http://amzn.to/17c3Rxx


Thanks!

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April 2, 2013 7:48:11 PM

I'd go cheaper if you like both equally. I liked building in the 500r and it cools well. Will say it's at the top end mid-tower, size wise.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2013 7:57:20 PM

Both are very well built cases, but just to confuse you a little more... ;) 

I'd go with a bitfenix ghost. It's EXTREMELY well built and well designed, and is totally silent. As in totally.
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April 2, 2013 8:04:16 PM

DarkSable said:
Both are very well built cases, but just to confuse you a little more... ;) 

I'd go with a bitfenix ghost. It's EXTREMELY well built and well designed, and is totally silent. As in totally.



Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?
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April 2, 2013 8:11:10 PM

timmmmeh said:
Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?


I used to have two water-cooled 670s in a full-tower monstrosity. Then portability became an issue, so I have a single water cooled 670 in a small monstrosity. ;) 

I've got a 1080p, 120Hz monitor, and there are very very few games that I can't max out at 120 frames a second. I can't say enough good things about its performance - I've got some software that emulates a second user, and with that, I can still max most games running two instances on two separate 1080p monitors, one at 120fps and one at 60.
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April 2, 2013 8:19:54 PM

DarkSable said:
timmmmeh said:
Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?


I used to have two water-cooled 670s in a full-tower monstrosity. Then portability became an issue, so I have a single water cooled 670 in a small monstrosity. ;) 

I've got a 1080p, 120Hz monitor, and there are very very few games that I can't max out at 120 frames a second. I can't say enough good things about its performance - I've got some software that emulates a second user, and with that, I can still max most games running two instances on two separate 1080p monitors, one at 120fps and one at 60.



haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :p , what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2013 8:24:14 PM

timmmmeh said:
haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :p , what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3


Arma 3, of course, as it's still in alpha, isn't even close to having driver support, so I struggle with that. Other than that, Crysis 3 is really the only game that I can't max at 60 frames a second.

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April 2, 2013 8:27:48 PM

DarkSable said:
timmmmeh said:
haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :p , what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3


Arma 3, of course, as it's still in alpha, isn't even close to having driver support, so I struggle with that. Other than that, Crysis 3 is really the only game that I can't max at 60 frames a second.




Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?
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April 2, 2013 8:36:15 PM

timmmmeh said:
Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?


I have not, but I can pretty much guarantee you that it would - it maxxes comparable games without even breaking a sweat.

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April 2, 2013 8:51:39 PM

DarkSable said:
timmmmeh said:
Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?


I have not, but I can pretty much guarantee you that it would - it maxxes comparable games without even breaking a sweat.



Ah okay, thanks for the info! Ill definitely look into the case that you mentioned :D 

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