New Rig..please rate and help me with a case

Just about to build a new pc...here's what I'm looking at:

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Motherboard

Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 Hard Drive

Coolermaster V8 CPU Heatsink Cooler

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer

Radeon HD 4890 Video Card

Corsair TX750W 750W Power Supply

Windows 7 of course :)


Questions:
Over all are there any changes that I would be a fool not to make?
What brand of video card should I pick?
Is the the PSU sufficient? Would it be enough for a 4870 x2?
Can anyone suggest a good case below $100...I'm not too picky on cosmetics though I would love to have a side window.

Thanks in advance! Just found this forum..looking forward to visiting often.
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  1. I would suggest getting the XFX 4890, there is one on newegg with a slight OC for the same price as the one without.

    For 95 after promo code and with free shipping i would suggest the antec 900
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    The PSU is plenty for 2 4890s which is your logical upgrade path, the build looks pretty good, nice job!
  2. EDIT: :P Dint refresh before posting... +1 for hunter315...
    Hi...

    Those are pretty good choice of components...

    As for the case, here are few options
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007%201055508421%201054808287&StoreType=-1&CompareItemList=N82E16811129021%2cN82E16811146047%2cN82E16811119196&bop=And
    Any of those cases would be very good...

    And about the PSU - It has enough power even for 2x HD 4890s...

    Video cards - XFX HD 4890 -> Obviously for warranty...

    RAM - Where are you buying those from ??
    You can good RAM sets from amazon.com for cheaper rates

    CPU Cooling - Change the cooler to the Xig Dark Knight...It is cheaper and performs as good or better than the V8...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029
  3. thanks for the responses

    Like the cases...going to have a good look/read some reviews and such. And I'll take your (gkay09) advice on the Xig.

    The RAM I found was from NCIX.com but I'm very open to suggestions. I live you Canada so shipping is a bit of an issue..Everything listed above including the new cooler I can get up here from an NCIX outlet.
  4. I think I'm going to go with the G.SKILL http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36168&vpn=F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI&manufacture=G.Skill

    and im not firm on $100 for the case so think i'll go for the Coolermaster Storm Scout http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38039


    Here's my updated shopping cart:

    Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor

    Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB

    Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer

    XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB

    Corsair TX750W 750W

    Xigmatek Dark Knight 9

    Coolermaster Storm Scout

    G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600


    If anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to hear them...otherwise thanks very much for the help. I may just order the parts tomorrow :)
  5. Just a heads up on the CM Storm Scout...
    Yes it is very good case, but there are some known issues...
    Check this article...
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=754&page=5

    So you might want to double check that you dont get those...
  6. Let see if I can help you out with your Build.

    Here is a good Ram at lower price for you to check out.
    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) OCZ3G1600LV6GK $104.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

    With the money saved on cost of Ram you can get a better case.
    Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-922M-KKN1-GP) $121.00
    http://www.xpresscanada.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=023780&cid=CAS.664

    Or you could get this Combo deal from NewEgg.ca on Ram/CPU and save another $12.00.
    1. OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $104.99

    2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail $309.99

    Combo Discount: -$12.00
    Combo Price: $402.98
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.231926

    Or this Combo deal for Ram/Mobo and save $15.00.
    1. OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $104.99

    2. GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $249.99

    Combo Discount: -$15.00
    Combo Price: $339.98
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235435

    I hope this helped you out some. Good Luck on your Build.
    :)
  7. Thanks the info..I will likely be looking at some combo deals.

    Another quick question just because I'm paranoid.

    I think I'm going to end up going with the Antec Nine Hundred Case...does anyone have any experience with the Xigmatek Dark Knight 9 and the Antec Nine Hundred? Don't want to order up the parts and then find that the cooler wont fit. (happened to a buddy of mine last year)

    Thanks again!
  8. The Antec 900 and Xigmatek Dark Knight is a very common combination. There are no fitment problems with that combination.
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