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August 23, 2009 5:53:03 AM

So I've been researching and reading around and have come up with a general layout for my new i7 build. I know this has probably been asked a thousand times but I'm not exactly sure how to measure my equipment and make sure it fits in a case.

My specs so far are as follows:

EVGA E758-A1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X EVGA GTX 275 SC Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will be using 2 hd's and 2 dvd-rw lightscribe drives (have yet to find the exact model)

Will I be able to fit in a mid-tower case? If I can I would be going with an Antec 900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would it be better to go with a full tower case for increased airflow with this build?

If so, which case would you guys recommend as the best (looks are unimportant to me)?

Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cosmos 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Haf 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry I'm such a newb but this is my first time (har har) and I just need a little guidance.

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August 23, 2009 6:48:11 AM

f360m said:
So I've been researching and reading around and have come up with a general layout for my new i7 build. I know this has probably been asked a thousand times but I'm not exactly sure how to measure my equipment and make sure it fits in a case.

Some Cases, Mobo's and Graphic card come only in 'mm', while others give you both or just inches. So to convert
'mm' to inches you need to use this Formula: mm x .03937 =___" and if you want to convert inches into 'mm' you use this formula: inches divided by .03937= ___mm.


Alright, lets see what I can do to help you out. If you did not know, NewEgg has Combo Deals where you can save some money when ordering parts in them.

Mobo/CPU Combo.
1. EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1: $299.99

2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz BX80601920: $279.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $564.98
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here is some really good ram, it is over $30 cheaper @ Amazon then at NewEgg right now.
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600...

Case/OS Combo
1. Microsoft Vista Premium SP1 64-bit Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon 66I-03525: $109.99 Free Shipping*

2. Cooler Master HAF RC-932-KKN1-GP: $139.99

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $234.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU HSF Cooler
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Items you will need.
Thermal Compound.
Tuniq TX-3 Extreme Performance and Exceptional Reliability Thermal Compound - Retail $10.99
($5.99 after $5.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need this 8-pin Power Extension Cable for most Cases that has Bottom Mounted PSU.
1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail $8.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would suggest either the WD 640gb Black Edition or WD 1tb Black Edition for HDD's.

Will leave you to pick the rest of your parts. Good Luck on your upcoming Build.
August 23, 2009 2:44:47 PM

wow thanks so much that was amazing
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August 23, 2009 2:54:00 PM

one suggestion, don't get two GTX 275's, get a single 4890 instead (it will still play most games at maximum settings @1920x1200) and then get a 58xx when it comes out 2-5 weeks from now.

this will give you better performance, use less power, and give you DX11 capability.
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