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Should I pounce on this Antec 900?

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March 16, 2008 12:18:42 AM

So I'm in a huge rush to build my new computer. But I have no money so that means I'm not really in any rush. I am saving up to buy all the parts at once. But I am also trying to buy the more value-stable components (monitor, case) whenever I see a great deal.

Right now I see an Antec 900 for $79 after rebate. I am sure I want this case but i won't have all the guts for it for another few months yet.

Is this a good enough deal for me to pounce now and store it till later? Will the case market change so much in four months that i will be kicking myself down the road?

Advice please and thank you.

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March 16, 2008 12:45:54 AM

I highly doubt that the case market will change very much in four much, unless all the mobo companys have secretly developed a pact to completely change the form factor for all future motherboards. Thats really a good deal man, as long as you can have the patience for rebates, I'd say go for it.
March 16, 2008 12:48:34 AM

the only thing that you need to consider is,does it meet with your needs/wants,needs come before wants always,,and,,if it does,then,GO FOR IT:) ...
Also google for reviews and check say newegg for user reviews if you feel the need..:) 
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March 16, 2008 1:46:57 AM

$79 with free shipping from the Egg, I assume? I just got mine from the Egg for $99 free shipping, so you did $20 better than me. Most places list it from between $129-149.

Keep in mind, I guess it was $19.95 after rebate sometime in January. Yeah, kind of makes me feel sick too. It is a great case though. One of those "buy it once, and never have to worry about it again" kind of products.

Also should check out the Coolermaster 690--which is probably the functional equivalent to the Antec 900. $79 plus shipping on the Egg. I am still sick because I ordered a 690 for $19.99 after rebate from Microcenter, but 4 days later they canceled my order and said they were out.

To answer your question: I would buy it and hold on to it.
March 16, 2008 1:49:50 AM

indeed, once you get this case, you will be impressed.
March 16, 2008 2:03:28 AM

Im actually impressed by my nieghborhood Best Buy. 900 for only $125.
sure doesn't beat the egg though.

I rarely get four aggreed opinions back. I think I'll go for it. thanks all
March 16, 2008 4:25:23 PM

While I'm at it. Given my strategy for part buying, what parts do you guys think will be safe to buy in advance.

I figure the monitor is good(got it), the case is another (will have it soon).
What about the PSU? Maybe motherboard? Ram? It would be great if i could slim down the final chunk of cash to something like $600 bucks.

What pieces should I get beforehand? I figure if I purchase in order of least volatile market first than i will lower my chance of making a big mistake.

More advice please.
March 16, 2008 4:38:05 PM

PSU prices hardly ever change except for occasional sales. RAM prices are already pretty low and aren't likely to drop any more. I would think the same would be true with hard drives and your media drives (DVD burners and such).

Do you have any idea what the rest of your system will look like (in terms of CPU and GPU)?
March 16, 2008 5:13:54 PM

Leave the motherboard to near last, they change out rather quickly and you should be able to grab a deal. Do not buy any GPU/s until the ATI 4xxx series is out (near june reportedly), the prices will then be as low as they are likely to get.
March 16, 2008 6:14:35 PM

Tron87 said:
While I'm at it. Given my strategy for part buying, what parts do you guys think will be safe to buy in advance.

I figure the monitor is good(got it), the case is another (will have it soon).
What about the PSU? Maybe motherboard? Ram? It would be great if i could slim down the final chunk of cash to something like $600 bucks.

What pieces should I get beforehand? I figure if I purchase in order of least volatile market first than i will lower my chance of making a big mistake.

More advice please.


Monitor PSU prices the sites of your favourite dealers. Try to stick to Tier 2 or better:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088

Figure out what PCIe connectors you need... The G92's and single GPU 38xx cards use a single 6-pin or (8-pin ATI - right?) power connectors... So for SLI/Crossfire you would only need 2x PCIe power connectors.

Figure out the power rating you need from:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
You'll find its not us much as people will tell you on THG!! But that is only if you get a decent powersupply that actually produces the power it is rated at!!

Corsair PSU's are very good quality and good value for the US market I believe.

Just don't make the mistake of buying RAM, motherboards, CPUs, GPUs in advance. Any number of people on THG (including myself) have probably been badly burnt doing this!!

Bob
March 17, 2008 12:10:19 AM

All of the Corsair power supplies are good deals at buy.com;
http://www.buy.com/retail/searchparametric.asp?loc=6204...
If your interested in the Antec P182, $70 after MIR;
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
I'm going to do a build and will be on a very tight budget, I've had to put this off for various reasons and am doing exactly what your doing, if I see something I want at a good price, it's goin' in the cart. I know what I want to use, as example last weekend I got 2 gig of DDR2 800 Ballistix for $30 after MIR and I don't think I'll get burnt, even if something else happens,and I don't get to do a build, I'll be able to use it in a build I do for someone else
a b ) Power supply
March 17, 2008 12:29:47 AM

I say go for it. Its a very nice case for the price.
March 17, 2008 12:39:50 AM

Great deal on a great case, I too took advantage of the $99.99 w/ free shipping deal on the 900 from newegg.

IMO, the last three items you should order and the order you should buy them in:

motherboard - third to last

CPU - second to last

GPU - video card should be the last item you buy, giving the maximum amount of time for new releases and revisions to restructure the price/performance sweet spot
March 17, 2008 12:59:02 AM

I always go with the time honored tradition myself. I wait until i have the cash, and buy it all at once, i have nooooo patience with waiting to play with a new toy i just got. lol you have more patients then me, props to you.
March 17, 2008 2:26:25 AM

Rest of Rig will be something like this. (also in order of buyability)

Corsair 550W I'm looking at. (totally ready to change though. not set on it)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Assorted parts, drives and whatnots.

2 gigz DDR2 800 Memory (2 x 1) of reputable brand and quality . No specific needs here except quality enough to handle minor overclocking. Q6600 up to 2.8

Gigabyte Mobo GA-P35-DS3L looks good and seems popular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Q6600

EVGA 8800 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You guys know the drill.
March 17, 2008 3:36:55 AM

husky mctarflash said:
$79 with free shipping from the Egg, I assume? I just got mine from the Egg for $99 free shipping, so you did $20 better than me. Most places list it from between $129-149.

Keep in mind, I guess it was $19.95 after rebate sometime in January. Yeah, kind of makes me feel sick too. It is a great case though. One of those "buy it once, and never have to worry about it again" kind of products.

Also should check out the Coolermaster 690--which is probably the functional equivalent to the Antec 900. $79 plus shipping on the Egg. I am still sick because I ordered a 690 for $19.99 after rebate from Microcenter, but 4 days later they canceled my order and said they were out.

To answer your question: I would buy it and hold on to it.



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