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Gaming build recommendations (needing help with case)

Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
So the system will be:
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
Is this system any good?

Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.
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  1. what is your budget?
  2. isVak said:
    Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
    My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
    So the system will be:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
    Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
    PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
    Is this system any good?

    Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/349rF hands down I would go with this over that if I were you probably best bang for buck in that price switching to AMD mean higher end GPU (GTX 770) or if that isn't in you budget I'd go with the GTX 760 because if you're from the US you won't be able to get a 280X if you're from the UK I'd go with either the GTX 760/770 or AMD 280X depending on budget
  3. Darth Rache said:
    what is your budget?


    Like.. it's in ARG Pesos. 10500. That would be 1300usd aprox. but things here in usd are really expensive.
  4. the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
    My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
    So the system will be:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
    Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
    PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
    Is this system any good?

    Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/349rF hands down I would go with this over that if I were you probably best bang for buck in that price switching to AMD mean higher end GPU (GTX 770) or if that isn't in you budget I'd go with the GTX 760 because if you're from the US you won't be able to get a 280X if you're from the UK I'd go with either the GTX 760/770 or AMD 280X depending on budget


    The GTX 760-770 is way off my budget. Here its 621usd compared to the 270x at 395usd. I'm in argentina.
  5. Best answer
    isVak said:
    Darth Rache said:
    what is your budget?


    Like.. it's in ARG Pesos. 10500. That would be 1300usd aprox. but things here in usd are really expensive.


    isVak said:
    the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
    My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
    So the system will be:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
    Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
    PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
    Is this system any good?

    Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/349rF hands down I would go with this over that if I were you probably best bang for buck in that price switching to AMD mean higher end GPU (GTX 770) or if that isn't in you budget I'd go with the GTX 760 because if you're from the US you won't be able to get a 280X if you're from the UK I'd go with either the GTX 760/770 or AMD 280X depending on budget


    The GTX 760-770 is way off my budget. Here its 621usd compared to the 270x at 395usd. I'm in argentina.


    If so I'd go
    FX 6300
    CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
    GTX 760/AMD R9 270X
    any 8gb RAM kit (1600mhz cl9 preferably cheapest you can find)
    ASUS m5a97/Asrock 990fx extreme 3 (if you have the budget)
    any 550w-600w 80+ power supply (I've heard good things about the EVGA 600B)
    1tb Caviar Blue Drive
    Windows 8.1/7 (if you prefer it)
    and one of the BitFenix cases like the Shinobi, Comrade or Merc Alpha
    I'd go with this over what you've got it has more overclocking potential here it's quite a lot cheaper and definitely go dual channel on the memory kit hope this helps you and the six core AMD will be about equal in games but will annihilate it in multi-threaded tasks and BF4 will use all six cores to it's advantage over the intel
  6. the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Darth Rache said:
    what is your budget?


    Like.. it's in ARG Pesos. 10500. That would be 1300usd aprox. but things here in usd are really expensive.


    isVak said:
    the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
    My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
    So the system will be:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
    Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
    PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
    Is this system any good?

    Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/349rF hands down I would go with this over that if I were you probably best bang for buck in that price switching to AMD mean higher end GPU (GTX 770) or if that isn't in you budget I'd go with the GTX 760 because if you're from the US you won't be able to get a 280X if you're from the UK I'd go with either the GTX 760/770 or AMD 280X depending on budget


    The GTX 760-770 is way off my budget. Here its 621usd compared to the 270x at 395usd. I'm in argentina.


    If so I'd go
    FX 6300
    CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
    GTX 760/AMD R9 270X
    any 8gb RAM kit (1600mhz cl9 preferably cheapest you can find)
    ASUS m5a97/Asrock 990fx extreme 3 (if you have the budget)
    any 550w-600w 80+ power supply (I've heard good things about the EVGA 600B)
    1tb Caviar Blue Drive
    Windows 8.1/7 (if you prefer it)
    and one of the BitFenix cases like the Shinobi, Comrade or Merc Alpha
    I'd go with this over what you've got it has more overclocking potential here it's quite a lot cheaper and definitely go dual channel on the memory kit hope this helps you and the six core AMD will be about equal in games but will annihilate it in multi-threaded tasks and BF4 will use all six cores to it's advantage over the intel



    Hi, i dont want to overclock. Don't have the budget to buy coolers, cases, etc. Prices are very high here hahaha. The i5 has less cores but more powerful. If I would buy an AMD cpu I'd buy the 8350 but I want to switch to intel. I now have a Phenom II 965 with a Radeon 7770.
  7. isVak said:
    the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Darth Rache said:
    what is your budget?


    Like.. it's in ARG Pesos. 10500. That would be 1300usd aprox. but things here in usd are really expensive.


    isVak said:
    the lobotomite said:
    isVak said:
    Hi guys a few weeks ago I posted here a build that you guys told me to improve, which I did. I need help to choose a case because my gpu is very big for the cases I chose. I live in Argentina so I wont put any links, because you cant compare prices.
    My purchase date is aprox. next week. This system usage will be mostly gaming (BF4 for example). I wont buy a monitor.
    So the system will be:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 (non K).
    Motherboard: ASUS B85MG
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600 (should I use dual channel?)
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    GPU: AMD R9 270X DualX OC&BOOST 2GB DDR5
    PSU: Antec VP550F 550w (will this power my GPU? are the connectors ok? I'm talking about the pins).
    Is this system any good?

    Now I have two choices for cases. The first is a Thermaltake Commander Black, and the other is a Antec GTX700. I'd love to get some help. I want to know exactly if the GPU will fit. Thanks boys! Any other recommendation & feedback is appreciated.


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/349rF hands down I would go with this over that if I were you probably best bang for buck in that price switching to AMD mean higher end GPU (GTX 770) or if that isn't in you budget I'd go with the GTX 760 because if you're from the US you won't be able to get a 280X if you're from the UK I'd go with either the GTX 760/770 or AMD 280X depending on budget


    The GTX 760-770 is way off my budget. Here its 621usd compared to the 270x at 395usd. I'm in argentina.


    If so I'd go
    FX 6300
    CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
    GTX 760/AMD R9 270X
    any 8gb RAM kit (1600mhz cl9 preferably cheapest you can find)
    ASUS m5a97/Asrock 990fx extreme 3 (if you have the budget)
    any 550w-600w 80+ power supply (I've heard good things about the EVGA 600B)
    1tb Caviar Blue Drive
    Windows 8.1/7 (if you prefer it)
    and one of the BitFenix cases like the Shinobi, Comrade or Merc Alpha
    I'd go with this over what you've got it has more overclocking potential here it's quite a lot cheaper and definitely go dual channel on the memory kit hope this helps you and the six core AMD will be about equal in games but will annihilate it in multi-threaded tasks and BF4 will use all six cores to it's advantage over the intel



    Hi, i dont want to overclock. Don't have the budget to buy coolers, cases, etc. Prices are very high here hahaha. The i5 has less cores but more powerful. If I would buy an AMD cpu I'd buy the 8350 but I want to switch to intel. I now have a Phenom II 965 with a Radeon 7770.


    The rig I just suggested is cheaper than what you've got there so that's why it's got the spare money to get a cooler for the CPU but if you want intel I wouldn't suggest the 4670 if you're not going to overclock I'll make a parts list for you. you'll have to put all the stuff in a basket on an Argentinian website
  8. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/34bJw If I were you I would try get as close as this on an Argentinian website and I went with the R9 270 over thee X version because they have exactly the same tech specs but 50mhz lower clock speed easily achievable with any 270 non x on the market and I went with the "lower end" i5 because it will boost clock to almost exactly the same clock speeds as the 4670 just with a lower base clock and if you go down the CPU cooler route it will probably run at the boost speed all the time
  9. the lobotomite said:
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/34bJw If I were you I would try get as close as this on an Argentinian website and I went with the R9 270 over thee X version because they have exactly the same tech specs but 50mhz lower clock speed easily achievable with any 270 non x on the market and I went with the "lower end" i5 because it will boost clock to almost exactly the same clock speeds as the 4670 just with a lower base clock and if you go down the CPU cooler route it will probably run at the boost speed all the time


    I appreciate your help a lot ! But you're changing what I've already decided :(
    I just want to know if my build is ok, and which case can I buy..
  10. You should of said earlier mate would of saved me some time the Aercool case you chose will be fine for that build the power supply I would change to maybe an XFX 550w 80 plus higher quality from my experience with them and I really would recommend the 4570 over the 4670 if you're not overclocking and get an after market CPU cooler with the money saved and definitely go dual channel kit with the memory much higher bandwidth with the CPU I was just thinking like I normally do when someone asks for a build list go straight out best bang for the buck and not think of what they've got in there head already
  11. And this will be more than capable for gaming and good enough for the odd bit of video work
  12. the lobotomite said:
    And this will be more than capable for gaming and good enough for the odd bit of video work


    Thanks for all your help !!
    The Antec psu is one of the highest quality psu's here. Which case are you talking about?
  13. If so go with the Antec PSU it will have all the correct connectors on it and you suggested two cases originally either of those would work with that build but o personally would choose the Aerocool one because I prefer the look
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