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

Just about to build a new'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 :)

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

    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...

    Those are pretty good choice of components...

    As for the case, here are few options
    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 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...
  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 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

    and im not firm on $100 for the case so think i'll go for the Coolermaster Storm Scout

    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...

    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

    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

    Or you could get this Combo deal from 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

    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

    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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