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February 4, 2011 3:30:30 AM

I am bouncing between a few too many options for cases for my future build so I thought i would ask the fine folks on TH

Budget is $100

Color is black

Fan color is blue

Needs to have a top fan, window, power supply mounting on the bottom (no power supply needed), and some form of cable management

a usb 3.0 port on the front would be cool but not required.

Lets see what people come up with...

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February 4, 2011 3:36:46 AM

Never mind the LED colors, sorry guys
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February 4, 2011 3:40:26 AM

This costs less than 100, used it in a build for someone else, very nice looking for what you pay. Also, no need to use screws in drives, tool less design. And fit a gtx 570 card.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Btw, the led in front can be turned on or off via a button. Has a top mount fan, mounted 3 other 120 mm fans besides.
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February 4, 2011 3:42:07 AM

yay not LED restrictions HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the grill is see through, I own this case best for the price no 3.0 great cable management though
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February 4, 2011 3:45:24 AM

Wow never saw the HAF 922, its massive
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February 4, 2011 3:52:45 AM

Any thoughts on a GPU, right now i have this selected as my winner because its cheap enough to allow me to spend more on my CPU and MOBO when sandy bridge comes back. Im not gaming, mostly rendering which uses the CPU and not the graphics card so i figured a SE would be strong enough for me with a 23.6 screen at 1920 x 1080

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 4, 2011 3:58:59 AM

I was looking for a 1gig graphics card btw
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February 4, 2011 4:22:14 AM

If you are rendering and doing photoshop style work, I think you will want a a workstation card instead of a gamer card.
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February 4, 2011 5:41:31 AM

ohiou_grad_06 said:
If you are rendering and doing photoshop style work, I think you will want a a workstation card instead of a gamer card.

Exactly.
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February 4, 2011 12:44:32 PM

Best answer selected by ryvin.
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February 4, 2011 2:13:07 PM

ryvin said:
Any thoughts on a GPU, right now i have this selected as my winner because its cheap enough to allow me to spend more on my CPU and MOBO when sandy bridge comes back. Im not gaming, mostly rendering which uses the CPU and not the graphics card so i figured a SE would be strong enough for me with a 23.6 screen at 1920 x 1080

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


Rendering will use the GFX card via CUDA if it's nVidia

You are not going to get a *current* workstation card tho for under $160

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

This is generally the entry point for moderately serious rendering rig

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

Most peeps would use a CUDA Geforce card below the $450 price point

As for the case, HAF-922 and DF-35 are my current fav's.
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February 5, 2011 12:25:03 AM

wish i could afford the second link Jack, though the first link is interesting. Ill have to speak to my teacher who has been building rigs for our entire dept for a long time and see what he thinks. Thanks for the info guys

Also i got the HAF-922, crazy excited to get into it.

Wish i could build a dual processor machine with a server board and xeon processors but its just too far beyond my price point. So im building a somewhat gamers rig with less emphasis on the GPU and more on the CPU (sandybridge)
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February 5, 2011 3:43:37 AM

Well, dual processor may be out, but grab a Phenom 2 x6, for what want to do, that should be great.
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