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July 6, 2013 1:52:44 PM

Hey everybody, this is my fourth thread on this site asking for help with my computer, and I owe a lot to the community. So I'm here to ask again, which case is best for my situation?
CPU: AMD FX8350 (Planning to overclock)
GPU: HIS IceQ Radeon 7870 GHz Edition (Planning to overclock)
Motherboard: Crosshair V Formula Z
Storage: 2TB Seagate HDD + 128GB Samsung 840 PRO
Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Liquid Cooler
Memory: G. Skill Ripjaw Series DDR3 2133 2x4 (I forgot that my CPU can't utilize more than 1600 or 1866 I think)

So all I need now is a PSU and a case! So in a case I'm looking for support for all of my parts, low temperature, low noise, and I kind of have my heart set on blue LED! I'm very new to building computers, so any help is much appreciated. Thank you!

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July 6, 2013 2:13:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $149.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:13 EDT-0400)
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July 6, 2013 2:19:06 PM

Your build is unbalanced

Whats your budget ?
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July 6, 2013 2:28:22 PM

KareemGT said:
Cooler master Haf 912 buddy , it's the best case for the price .

and i also recommend this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If a cheap case has all (or most) of the features of a more expensive case, what justifies the price difference?

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $149.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:13 EDT-0400)


Thanks! That's a really well put-together and helpful reply. I'll look into those parts.

Marcopolo123 said:
Your build is unbalanced

Whats your budget ?


Why is the build unbalanced? And before I started, $1000. Now it's looking at about $1500.
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July 6, 2013 2:39:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1504.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:39 EDT-0400)
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July 6, 2013 2:40:32 PM

Full Haswell Build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($375.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.80 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($57.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $1558.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:41 EDT-0400)
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July 6, 2013 2:47:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1358.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:46 EDT-0400)
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July 6, 2013 2:50:33 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($375.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.80 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($57.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $1558.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:41 EDT-0400)


Well, it seems I didn't make the best purchases for my first build :/  but all of my parts are already bought and I'm beyond the point of changing it. I haven't purchased the CPU yet actually, but I already have an AM3+ motherboard. Anyway, so what case will go with this build that I already have? Is the 500R your final recommendation?
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July 6, 2013 2:52:02 PM

Is the 500R your final recommendation? < Yes it's a beautiful case for the price.
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July 6, 2013 2:52:30 PM

Yes 500r is super cheap right now ! Nice Case awesome price
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July 6, 2013 2:52:34 PM

Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when opening a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that

Thanks for posting!
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July 6, 2013 2:56:33 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1358.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 17:46 EDT-0400)


Considering that excludes an SSD and peripherals, I think it's a bit much out of my price range. But thank you! And will you please explain why my build is unbalanced? I would like to know before I actually build it.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Is the 500R your final recommendation? < Yes it's a beautiful case for the price.


Okay, and it does support my storage and cooling? And what would you suggest I change about my build in the future and why? Did I choose poor parts? Thanks
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July 6, 2013 2:59:27 PM

Your parts aren't really that bad , there are just some better options for the money. Everything you chose , should be fine in that case , you'll really like it.
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