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Which case for my gaming PC setup?

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May 30, 2014 12:48:55 AM


I have recently began searching around to begin building my own PC, there are 2 cases that I have seen that appeal to me but I am unsure which one to get as I really don't know much about how the cases etc would affect my build.

The cases are between the 2 below:

Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case

What I have decided to include in my build are:
Intel Core i7-4770k
Asus z8z-Pro (V Edition) ATX 1150
Corsair 8gb (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB3.5" 7200RPM HD
GTX 760 2GB Graphics Card
Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

From what I can tell, both cases will fit my build. The issue i have is deciding which will be better in terms of: ease of use, space, cooling, ability to change out parts if required, cable management, part placement and free space afterwards. (and anything else important you guys feel is necessary of a case :p )

Thanks in advance

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May 30, 2014 12:57:36 AM

Get the Corsair 500R. It has great cooling. Instead of the z87 get the z97. For RAM buy 1866 RAM not 1333.

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May 30, 2014 12:59:21 AM

Functionally. it doesn't matter which case you use.

You should get a newer Z97 mobo instead of the Z87. Who knows? You might eventually want a M.2 device in your pc.

Get 1866 ram - not much more than 1600.

Try and get a better power supply. See -
May 31, 2014 10:06:51 AM

Perfect, just the answers i was looking for! Thank you. I will see how much the changes cost etc. Appreciate it :)