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August 15, 2013 6:47:50 PM

So basically this is the setup I'm going to buy* it would also help to know if all these parts fit together* :D (this will be my first time building a pc! *PC building noob here*

GPU:3GB EVGA GeForce GTX780 GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Video Card w/ACX Cooler
CPU:Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz S1150 CPU
CPU COOLER:Noctua NH-C14 Top-Flow Flexible CPU Cooler with 140mm fan
MOTHERBOARD:Asus Sabertooth Z87 S1150/PCIE3/DDR3/SATA3 Motherboard
RAM:Corsair Memory Vengeance Jet Black 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz
PSU:Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V PSU
STORAGE:2TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA3 Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE:Asus DRW-24B5ST Black Retail DVD Rewriter x24 Speef

So basically I'm looking for a case under 150 Euros that wont give me heat problems (bdw I don't overclock) I heard full tower are best but do I really need one for this setup?

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August 15, 2013 6:59:37 PM

Full towers are definitely a great way to go for preventing heat issues. If you have the space, find one and use it. If you're looking for LAN party portability, that creates a whole different issue. Don't be afraid to repurpose older towers either. A 20 year old box that has the right screw hole configuration is fine.

If you're going to do the TB drives, try to get matching pairs if you can and run them in RAID 1. Also, running a pair for the OS and a seperate pair for the data is a good idea as well if you can swing it. This will help eliminate issues that crashing games might cause. And speaking of games, if you can do a single 3GB video card, you might look into a pair of cheaper, earlier versions since GeForce cards run better as a pair than they do as singles.

Back to the original question, look around for a cheap used full tower if you can afford the footprint. Otherwise, make sure that any mid-size you look at has the power supply on the bottom and the drives on top with either a larger vent on the top of the same or a good set of fan grills towards the back. And don't be afraid to modify the air flow in any case. A couple pieces of cheap cardboard can make the air move where you want it and keep things cooler by directing heat one way and keeping components from heating each other.
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August 15, 2013 7:10:21 PM

I was thinking of getting an SSD simply for the OS/browsers and other various programs I use alot.Anyway... for now I need to find A good Case under 150.
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August 15, 2013 7:21:29 PM

Take a look at the HAF cases, even the mid-tower 922 or 912 is plenty
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August 15, 2013 8:00:06 PM

It seems I may have found a case (Fractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium Grey Case ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX, E-ATX and XL-ATX ready)
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August 15, 2013 8:24:28 PM

hmmm... found another one.... which is superior to you guys? COOLER MASTER HAF 922 or Fractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium Grey Case?
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August 15, 2013 8:30:53 PM

I've got a rig that's similar in my HAF 922 (4770K, Asus Hero, 32GB 2666 in it and it's fine, have lots of additional fan options
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