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Love my i5 build, help with case choice

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October 17, 2009 1:44:43 AM

Doing a i5-750 build(but might just fork over a few more dollars for the microcenter i7-860/better mobo combo) and would like some recommendations on a case that'll fit everything below. I am trying to stay away from larger(I've seen the HAF932 in real life and that thing is kinda massive to me) towers, but curious what would be a good smaller tower that could hold all of these components together with good air flow and quietness. I do however like the HAF922 and the Storm Scout...read about that Sonata III too, I wish there was a overall hierarchy chart for cases based on size for the different brands out there. Also, if theres any suggestions on the build, please shoot, I want this to be the best config possible.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next two weeks

BUDGET RANGE:
~$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, $30 OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: MICROCENTER! newegg, fry's, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE:
No, going with single gpu

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Now at 1680x1050, hope to upgrade in near future

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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What I have pieced together thus far:

Combo
(CPU)Intel Core i5 750 Processor Boxed Processor
(MOBO)Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R Socket 1156 P55 ATX Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/1015_bun...
$280
OR
(CPU)Intel Core i7 860 Processor Boxed Processor
(MOBO)Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P Socket 1156 P55 ATX Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/1015_bun...
$390


(HDD)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55

(HS)COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$30

(PSU)CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX 650W SLI/CrossFire Active PFC Modular 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
$120($110 after rebate)

(GPU)HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$260

(Mem)G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$90

(Case)???

Totals
i5-750 build $825 w/o case
i7-860 build $935 w/o case

Thanks for the input!

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