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February 23, 2014 1:58:25 PM

Hello,
I plan on buying a new gaming PC and I just need a few opinions before I go for it.
So the main use is 1080p gaming , also some photoshop editing..
*I don't plan to overclock (never did and also not sure I know how)
Obviously I'll be very happy if the system could hold out for a few years before upgrade while running new games on high specs.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.50 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard or ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ($150.06 @ DirectCanada)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.19 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($143.11 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.47 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1277.30

No need for OS, Monitor, HardDrive, Mouse/keyboard, Headphones.
Thanks !

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February 24, 2014 7:24:48 AM

Usually Haf 922 isn't recommended for such graphics card, due to mid tower and has some up+down reviews. I would suggest:
Antec Eleven Hundred(Full tower at lower price and better air cooling): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-elevenhundre...
Rest of the build is perfect and lovely built.
Good luck :) 
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February 24, 2014 3:49:09 PM

brarboy said:
Usually Haf 922 isn't recommended for such graphics card, due to mid tower and has some up+down reviews. I would suggest:
Antec Eleven Hundred(Full tower at lower price and better air cooling): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-elevenhundre...
Rest of the build is perfect and lovely built.
Good luck :) 


Hey dude, thanks for the reply. Anyway, I couldnt find the case u mentioned, but I did find at a reasonable price the Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. Is it considered good?
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February 24, 2014 11:15:51 PM

arigold said:
brarboy said:
Usually Haf 922 isn't recommended for such graphics card, due to mid tower and has some up+down reviews. I would suggest:
Antec Eleven Hundred(Full tower at lower price and better air cooling): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-elevenhundre...
Rest of the build is perfect and lovely built.
Good luck :) 


Hey dude, thanks for the reply. Anyway, I couldnt find the case u mentioned, but I did find at a reasonable price the Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. Is it considered good?


yes, that would great too. Only precaution you gave to take is, you may have to remove your adjacent hard drive cage to get gtx 770 fit into the case. And just for brief view,

hdd cage opening is inside the case, rather than opening towards side panel. If that won't be a problem for you, you are good to go :) 
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February 25, 2014 4:26:34 AM

brarboy said:
arigold said:
brarboy said:
Usually Haf 922 isn't recommended for such graphics card, due to mid tower and has some up+down reviews. I would suggest:
Antec Eleven Hundred(Full tower at lower price and better air cooling): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-elevenhundre...
Rest of the build is perfect and lovely built.
Good luck :) 


Hey dude, thanks for the reply. Anyway, I couldnt find the case u mentioned, but I did find at a reasonable price the Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. Is it considered good?


yes, that would great too. Only precaution you gave to take is, you may have to remove your adjacent hard drive cage to get gtx 770 fit into the case. And just for brief view,

hdd cage opening is inside the case, rather than opening towards side panel. If that won't be a problem for you, you are good to go :) 


Actually this might be a bit annoying, do you have another recommendation? thanks!
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February 25, 2014 5:24:30 AM

Look at these:
Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2...
Corsair 300R: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r
If you get none of this, you will good with HAF 922 then :) 
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February 25, 2014 8:13:09 AM

So I checked it and couldn't really choose a good one (from the cases available in my country).
I'll appreciate more opinions.. and here's a list of some of the better available cases for me (budget: +- 150$):
CoolerMaster CM690 advance / or CM III Midnight Black - Price (in my country): 150$ / 135$
CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer - Price (in my country): 140$
CoolerMaster Storm Trooper / Cosmos SE Full Tower ATX - Price (in my country): 220$ - a bit out of budget range - only if its really worth it. Same for CoolerMaster Silencio 650 Mid Tower ATX - 190$

Corsair 300R/400R - Price (in my country): 110$ / 130$
Corsair 600T Mesh - Price (in my country): 210$ - a bit out of budget range - only if its really worth it
Corsair 500R Carbide White Mid-Tower - Price (in my country): 165$
Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Case - Price (in my country): 155$

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 - Price (in my country): 150$
Antec P280 Mid Tower ATX - Price (in my country): 175$

I might some good options but I guess that should do it..
Thanks in advace!
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February 25, 2014 8:38:26 AM

go with Corsair 300R or 400R. Look at their design, whichever please you go for it. 400R is little bit bigger than 300R and both cases are one of the best in cooling.
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February 25, 2014 2:28:00 PM

brarboy said:
go with Corsair 300R or 400R. Look at their design, whichever please you go for it. 400R is little bit bigger than 300R and both cases are one of the best in cooling.


Okay they both look good. What do you think about the Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower case?
Thanks
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February 25, 2014 6:34:48 PM

arigold said:
brarboy said:
go with Corsair 300R or 400R. Look at their design, whichever please you go for it. 400R is little bit bigger than 300R and both cases are one of the best in cooling.


Okay they both look good. What do you think about the Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower case?
Thanks


thats good too, but i won't suggest you above corsair's as for the reason it doesn't have side panel fan for keeping your gpu cool which will considerably increase temperatures in the case and of your gpu. So Corair is a go ;) 
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February 25, 2014 9:24:14 PM

I wouldn't suggest the antec nine hundred. My friend got it a week ago, tried to fit the 770 in it, and ended up having to break a little chunk off. I suggest the fractal design Define r4, or the Corsair 300R windowed.
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