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CM Storm Enforcer vs. Corsair Carbide 500R - newbie builder

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January 18, 2014 9:34:16 AM

First time build - teaming with my 15-yr-old son. He thinks the CM Storm Enforcer is a kick-butt looking case. Reviews make it sound like it might be tight/tricky for a first-time build (esp. with the Gigabyte GTX 760 we have planned). Corsair Carbide 500R sounds like a roomy, easy-to-build case (but it ain't good looking - grin).

Am I worrying over nothing? Will we be fine assembling in the CM Storm Enforcer?

Parts list:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Cooler: STOCK (no overclocking here)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.04 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1004.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-18 12:32 EST-0500)
Thanks -Neal

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January 18, 2014 9:44:11 AM

As long as your GPU length is shorter than what the case allows, all of that would fit in there no problem. If he likes it, go for it lol
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