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January 23, 2010 12:28:14 AM

Hello Tom's I wanted to ask a good case for my build which at the moment consisted of


CPU: Core i7 975
Ram: Corsair 6 gb ddr3 dominator gt
SSD1: OCZ Vertex 120gb
HDD2: WD 1Tb Black
CD/DVD/BRay: Samsung SH-B083L
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatality Champion series
Power Supply: Corsair HX 1000W
Case: Lian-Li x2000....? which was out of stock and was swapped for Silverstone TJ09......?
Mother Board: Asus P6TD Deluexe Socket [alot of others were sold out]
Video Card: Shappire 5970 oc edition which was sold out as well as all other so for now 2x 5870's
Software: Windows 7 ult 64 bit (obviously :p )

Im looking for the work convience performance and looks, i do like the plain look of anodized aluminum but it doesnt have to be. All advice would be appreciated. Also wondering about the best air cooling heatsink at the moment. I see "TRUE" lapped all over... how do i lap it and is the true really the thing to have :o 


Thank you, Kyle

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January 23, 2010 12:58:18 AM

cases are probably the most opinion based part of the computer, but here are my favs, which happen to be some of the best :D  :

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

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

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

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

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

each one is good for its own reason:

Corsair: sleek looking, amazing quality, built in liquid cooling (just means there are places, not already there) large, great design.
TT: MASSIVE, very high quality, very cool looking, massive cooling potential, 10 expansion slots, all around great.
Xclio: tons of space, 8 massive fans (they can all be one color, doesnt have to look like a rainbow exploded) tons of expandability, very good design.
Silverstone: sleek look, tons of space, revolutionary 90 degree design, very quiet, extreme quality.
Coolermaster: very good all around, cool design, nice size, AMAZING cooling, very good quality.
Lian Li: just awesome, lots of fans, lots of space, high build quality.

basically pick what you want most, and pick from those...some honorable mentions are the antec 1200, cm cosmos, silverstone temjin... hope this helped :D 

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January 23, 2010 12:59:24 AM

I like the antec 1200 I think it's a really good case for it's price
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January 23, 2010 1:52:23 AM

ares1214 said:
cases are probably the most opinion based part of the computer, but here are my favs, which happen to be some of the best :D  :

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

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

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

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

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

each one is good for its own reason:

Corsair: sleek looking, amazing quality, built in liquid cooling (just means there are places, not already there) large, great design.
TT: MASSIVE, very high quality, very cool looking, massive cooling potential, 10 expansion slots, all around great.
Xclio: tons of space, 8 massive fans (they can all be one color, doesnt have to look like a rainbow exploded) tons of expandability, very good design.
Silverstone: sleek look, tons of space, revolutionary 90 degree design, very quiet, extreme quality.
Coolermaster: very good all around, cool design, nice size, AMAZING cooling, very good quality.
Lian Li: just awesome, lots of fans, lots of space, high build quality.

basically pick what you want most, and pick from those...some honorable mentions are the antec 1200, cm cosmos, silverstone temjin... hope this helped :D 


I really like the p80, can you give me the down low on it? I see it as a very stylish case however i do not know if it is a stale air case because of the one exhaust fan. Secondly would this case be reasonable to take my processor to say a 25% overcolck with stock cooler or will i need a nicer cooler? i suspect i will need a nicer cooler. if not i think i may have to get a decent air cooler like a TRUE
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January 23, 2010 2:07:47 AM

well, on stock, you arent going anywhere, they are just meant to barely handle it, no oc'ing. if you really want a good oc, go with liquid, and get a v8, scythe mugen2, noctua u14, or hyper 212, or true for air. the p80 is good and all, but it isnt as good at cooling as the HAF, or the TT with a few extra fans, and the xclio, that thing has 8, high airflow, 180 mm fans. the obsidian is probably best for water cooling though, and the p80 and TT are the most future proof, with the raven having the best design.
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January 23, 2010 3:09:43 AM

ares1214 said:
well, on stock, you arent going anywhere, they are just meant to barely handle it, no oc'ing. if you really want a good oc, go with liquid, and get a v8, scythe mugen2, noctua u14, or hyper 212, or true for air. the p80 is good and all, but it isnt as good at cooling as the HAF, or the TT with a few extra fans, and the xclio, that thing has 8, high airflow, 180 mm fans. the obsidian is probably best for water cooling though, and the p80 and TT are the most future proof, with the raven having the best design.


The store im buying from is Canada Computers this of course means I am Canadian, now the thing about the store is that it has a fairly broad selection however it has a couple of the mentioned coolers. It doesnt have the TRUE however it does have the 212 mugen2 v8 (and v10 if this is a bad option please let me know) and it has the corsair h50 (which i believe is "bad" for high overclock)
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January 23, 2010 10:37:51 AM

well, they are all good, but the v10 is too big. the corsair h50 is a water cooling set, so it is very good, and the other 3 are also very good.
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January 23, 2010 12:00:48 PM

Cases:
I would put the Antec 1200 right up there with the HAF932 and is a great case for the price.
ares1214 forgot one of the best cases on the market in my opinion... Cooler Master ATCS 840

HSF:
I would go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. It is a great HSF for the price. The other ones, outside the Mugen, are not worth the price to performance for them.

CPU:
I would just get the i7 920 over the i7 975 and save a bunch of money. The i7 920 can be overclocked to 4.0GHz on air. Yes, the i7 975 might get higher overclocks but if you aren't "benchmarking with LN2", there is no real benefit spending the extra case. It will allow you to spend the extra money for something else (new monitor or something??)
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January 23, 2010 12:06:51 PM

haha i knew i was forgetting something! that is a very good case, personally a bit to boring for me, but still quite amazing. however, i think i would go with the corsair over the atcs 840. and yes, my first choice would be liquid, then the mugen, then the 212, however the rest are still good.
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