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Help me decide on a PC case. Here's my build so far:

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September 20, 2009 9:54:39 PM

Help me decide on a PC case. Here's my build so far:
I7 975
ASUS Rampage Extreme II
Cooler Master V8
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Windows XP Pro 64 till my Windows 7 upgrade arrives

And eventually
ATI 5870 Graphics card
2x Western Digital - VelociRaptor 300GB Internal SATA Hard Drive in raid 0
LG - 8x Internal Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive

I'm thinking either an Antec case, the Cooler Master Haf 932 or Storm Scout.

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 20, 2009 10:00:16 PM

did you just pick the most overpriced components or did do research?.975 total rip off a good clocked 920 will match it,the v8 is over rated,unless you into seriuos clocking you would never see half the rampage's features the asus pt6 v2 just as good, velociraptors is old tech newer 7200rpm drives will match it or get an ssd
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September 20, 2009 10:13:17 PM

He ask for advice on a case not get riped for what he wants to buy.
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September 21, 2009 1:13:55 AM

obsidian86 said:
did you just pick the most overpriced components or did do research?.975 total rip off a good clocked 920 will match it,the v8 is over rated,unless you into seriuos clocking you would never see half the rampage's features the asus pt6 v2 just as good, velociraptors is old tech newer 7200rpm drives will match it or get an ssd


The 975 was bought at a great price.
I don't over clock so why buy a 920?
The board came with an X-FI card. Separately a cheaper ASUS Board and X-FI card would've cost me more.
The v8 I can take back but it was what was recommended to me for both cooling and not being very loud. It cost me $70. It seemed to have a lower profile than some other CPU fans I've looked at.

I can't afford SSD's and how are 7200rpm hard drives faster than 10,000rpm hard drives? Velociraptor's are still rated better than any other drive except maybe cheetahs and of course SSD's.

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September 21, 2009 1:20:38 AM

Wouldn't get a Storm Scout unless you go to LANS, it's made for lans with lockable graphics card bays etc.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 21, 2009 1:22:24 AM

IMO, Antec cases are over-rated.

The HAF 932 is an excellent choice, lots of good air flow.

The Storm Sniper will run cooler than the Storm Scout (a case I like btw), but neither as cool as the HAF.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 21, 2009 1:38:13 AM

Antec cases are not overrated... I would recommend the Antec 900 or Antec 1200. If you want Cooler Master, look at the CM RC-690, which is the best case price to performance, IMO, or pick up the HAF 922.

Don't pick up two VRaptors!!! It is not worth the price! You can pick up a great 60GB SSD for OS / few games and a second drive for storage (Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD for example) at same price or less. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 beats the VRaptor in many benchmarks due to the difference in platter size, which makes it so fast.
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September 21, 2009 2:36:51 AM

tecmo34 said:
Antec cases are not overrated... I would recommend the Antec 900 or Antec 1200. If you want Cooler Master, look at the CM RC-690, which is the best case price to performance, IMO, or pick up the HAF 922.

Don't pick up two VRaptors!!! It is not worth the price! You can pick up a great 60GB SSD for OS / few games and a second drive for storage (Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD for example) at same price or less. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 beats the VRaptor in many benchmarks due to the difference in platter size, which makes it so fast.


Really? Which 60GB SSD? and it's big enough?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 21, 2009 3:00:24 AM

jlaavenger said:
Really? Which 60GB SSD? and it's big enough?

Pick up this combo... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... which gives you a 80GB SSD and add the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB for about $380, which will provide better performance.

80GB is plenty for your OS, programs and one or two games and store the bulk of you files on the 500GB HDD
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September 25, 2009 3:14:10 AM

Back on cases. I need a case that will support an ASUS Rampage Extreme II, a Cooler Master v8 and an ATI HD-5870 but I'd like to keep the price to around $100 unless it has a PSU combo with at least an 850 WATT PSU. Does anyone know for sure that an Antec 900 or Cooler Master Storm Scout would work?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 25, 2009 7:59:41 AM

Scan the customer reviews at Newegg. You will find many cases that have been used with that board.

You can also check reviews of the case you want, and see if anyone happens to have used a Rampage extreme in it.
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