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September 25, 2013 5:50:55 AM

I read the toms hard ware guide but most of the cases on the guide I found something wrong with them. ANy ways I am looking with a black case possibly with a side window. It must be under $100. I would also like atleast 2 2.5 inch drives. I have an atx motherbaord and the h100i water cooler and a radeon 7950 graphics card so you know what needs to fit. Thankyou in advance

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September 25, 2013 5:57:46 AM

I think this is best price / fan options and suit your needs for long time.. It do have everything you did ask for and bit more :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 25, 2013 6:28:05 AM

first thing is that get rid of the liquid cooler. unless you are doing custom or getting a h220 from swiftech, liquid cooling is a joke. get a heatsink, or dont even bother. liquid has no benefits unless you go custom

your best case option is this. NOTHING beats its build quality and functionality for the money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 25, 2013 7:53:07 AM

Fractal design define r4 (there is a windowed option)

Just be sure to put in the ssd before you put on the board as i hear that you can't get it in afterward without taking out the board. Alternatively it has 8 3.5 in hard drive slots, all of which i believe have holes that can fit 2.5 in ssd.
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September 25, 2013 7:55:43 AM

its supposed to be that you install SSDs in the sleds before you put them in the back, not the other way around
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September 25, 2013 8:25:23 AM

TheBigTroll said:
first thing is that get rid of the liquid cooler. unless you are doing custom or getting a h220 from swiftech, liquid cooling is a joke. get a heatsink, or dont even bother. liquid has no benefits unless you go custom

your best case option is this. NOTHING beats its build quality and functionality for the money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


wich from pcpart you recommend ? as a cooler
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September 25, 2013 8:52:13 AM

TheBigTroll said:
get a heatsink like this. i am assuming you dont have the stupid hair comb corsair vengenance kits
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-cpu-cooler-havik140


this is my build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1287.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 11:51 EDT-0400)
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September 25, 2013 9:09:25 AM

id get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HupR

-since high speed ram is useless, reduce the kit to 1600mhz 1.5v and play around with the timings. you should be able to get cl7 or 8 timings. anything above 1.5v will void your intel warranty and same goes for the speed
-changed the board to a matx to save cost and space. no performance difference whatsoever
-changed the CPU cooler for maximum compatability. should perform similarly
-great matx case for the matx board
-you dont need a high efficiency psu nor a higher wattage model due to the efficiency of components
-better panel
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September 25, 2013 9:57:50 AM

TheBigTroll said:
id get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HupR

-since high speed ram is useless, reduce the kit to 1600mhz 1.5v and play around with the timings. you should be able to get cl7 or 8 timings. anything above 1.5v will void your intel warranty and same goes for the speed
-changed the board to a matx to save cost and space. no performance difference whatsoever
-changed the CPU cooler for maximum compatability. should perform similarly
-great matx case for the matx board
-you dont need a high efficiency psu nor a higher wattage model due to the efficiency of components
-better panel




+ Why this A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk instead of : Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

+Why Fractal Design
Arc Mini than
NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
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September 25, 2013 10:21:33 AM

-it has more write cycles, better performing overall (although minor), and is cheaper per gb
-i have a matx board with the case so naturally, id get a matx case for it. its built just as well and is cheaper
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