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April 25, 2009 5:28:42 AM


So ive been in the process of building a new computer for the last 3 months. This is my first build and am

wondering if i need a full tower case or mid.

So far I have purchased:

Core I7 2.66
(2) Evga gtx 260 (216)
750 Corsair psu
Scyth Muger 2 Cpu Cooler
Evga X58 MOBO
(2) 1Tb WD Caviar Black HD
46" Samsung TOC LN46A650

Also, will I
a. Need a sound card??
b. Need a card for watching hdtv

Any recommendations are welcome :hello: 

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April 25, 2009 5:38:08 AM

You might want to consider a full tower case. Are you going SLI? Since I see that you list a 2 next to the EVGA GTX 260?

The CM Storm Sniper is a midtower, but is really big case.

Coolermaster Storm Sniper - 150.00 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 902 - 160.00 + Free Label Printer, While Supplies Last.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 1200 (Full Tower) - 180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec P182 - 119.00 + Free Label Printer, While Supplies Last.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolermaster RC-690 - 160.00 ($109.00 for NVIDIA Edition) - beautiful case, its very sleek.
Black : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NVIDIA Edition : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 25, 2009 5:39:50 AM

^ Sorry forgot to mention that the black colored version of the CM-690 is more money because it comes with a 550W PSU. These are the cases I would suggest anyhow. P182, and 690 are my favorite. :D 
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April 25, 2009 5:49:23 AM

+ 1, forgot about that one lol...........
April 25, 2009 5:07:47 PM

Yeah, I have 2 friends that I talked into getting the CM HAF, and both love it. Lots of room, and plenty of cooling, and both say its surprisingly quiet.
April 26, 2009 4:09:52 AM

Hey guys,
Thanks for all the great replies :) 


As for full towers. I planned on going with the CM 840. Benchmark reviews have temps down as low as the 932 and is barely audible(best reviews i've seen on a coolerdmaster) Also a big bonus is the mobo tray with the hole in it so i dont have to take it out when replacing the cooler.


As far as the 260's go i will be sli
April 26, 2009 4:41:24 AM

I can personally testify to how quiet the HAF 932 is, I have on, ON MY DESK about 2 ft away from me and it is really quiet. I can hear it but is very hushed!! I love the cable management in this case also, it makes for a really clean install. +1 for the HAF 932!!!! The Cm 840 is really nice also, I can't testify to it, but the reviewers love it!!!
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