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July 18, 2014 6:40:28 PM

My build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/FatMoo5/saved/TBTzK8


I currently own a Rosewill Galaxy-01-A and I want to upgrade to a case with better cooling and cable management. I didnt spend anything on the rosewill case. I was thinking of getting the :
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Airflow-CC...

I have a $30 amazon gift card but should I upgrade?

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July 18, 2014 6:52:50 PM

If you like the case and feel like your current one isn't good then get that case. Cases are almost purely for aesthetics, as in, most people buy them for the looks.
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July 18, 2014 7:00:46 PM

Icaraeus said:
If you like the case and feel like your current one isn't good then get that case. Cases are almost purely for aesthetics, as in, most people buy them for the looks.

^^^^ I like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Computer-C...
It has good cooling as well. I'm getting the 400r version for my build
BTW. Just looking at your build and am just giving my thoughts, if that's all you need then pay no attention to what is below.
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Thoughts:
- 240gb for storage? I would go for 1tb HDD and an SSD if you need it. Its just that 240 gb doesn't seem like a lot of space. OS itself takes around 20-30 gb and games take around 20-30 gb as well.
- 990fx mobos are the best for OCing ( Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P is good however )
- You can get cheaper and better performing RAM http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8... ($79.99)
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July 18, 2014 7:02:33 PM

Your case has good cable management. I would take some time and re-do your cable management before spending money on a new case. For the record, I have built in that Corsair case and I do not like it. It is laid out weird and is HUGE for no real reason.

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July 18, 2014 7:20:03 PM

Icaraeus said:
If you like the case and feel like your current one isn't good then get that case. Cases are almost purely for aesthetics, as in, most people buy them for the looks.


thanks that totally true... I really do like the case but I was also wanting it for better cooling.
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July 18, 2014 7:21:15 PM

tiny voices said:
Your case has good cable management. I would take some time and re-do your cable management before spending money on a new case. For the record, I have built in that Corsair case and I do not like it. It is laid out weird and is HUGE for no real reason.


Yeah ok, I will give it a try, my mobo fits really wierd in the case I have
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July 18, 2014 7:21:27 PM

Don't forget to change that PSU - it's poor quality. I would choose Corsair (HX, AX, TX only), Antec, Seasonic, XFX or EVGA PSUs. I would also consider a cheaper keyboard. There's no need to pay $80 for something that you use to type.

EDIT: Forget about the keyboard, I'm assuming you bought it. You should still change the PSU especially if you bought it.
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July 18, 2014 7:25:17 PM

Icaraeus said:
Don't forget to change that PSU - it's poor quality. I would choose Corsair (HX, AX, TX only), Antec, Seasonic, XFX or EVGA PSUs. I would also consider a cheaper keyboard. There's no need to pay $80 for something that you use to type.

oh sorry I didnt mention I already have all these parts, at the time they were the best
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July 18, 2014 7:26:17 PM

I would still change the PSU as it won't last long and if it blows up it'll take hardware with it.
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July 18, 2014 7:38:28 PM

Icaraeus said:
I would still change the PSU as it won't last long and if it blows up it'll take hardware with it.


ok I will look into it, thanks I was told corsair was best for psu's so thats why I went with it
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July 19, 2014 12:18:03 AM

Your particular model is crappy. Corsair is very good but only the HX, AX and TX models are the good models. CX, Builder etc are crap.
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