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New to building and need help choosing the right case!

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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  1. 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=N82E16811147153
  2. Best answer
    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)
  3. Your build is unbalanced

    Whats your budget ?
  4. 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=N82E16811147153


    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.
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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?
  9. Is the 500R your final recommendation? < Yes it's a beautiful case for the price.
  10. Yes 500r is super cheap right now ! Nice Case awesome price
  11. Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when opening a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that

    Thanks for posting!
  12. 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
  13. 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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