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March 1, 2011 7:21:12 PM

Hi there, here is my build and I'm wondering what would be a good case for it

CPU: Intel Core i5-760
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
MOBO: Asus P7P55D-E Pro
GPU: MSI GTX 460
PSU: Corsair 750w
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM


Also, if you have anything that I need to change please let me know I'm here for suggestions too! thanks =D

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March 1, 2011 8:17:38 PM

If you're willing to wait until April, maybe March and pay another $20 for the processor then I would seriously recommend buying a Sandy Bridge processor (i5-2500K if you're overclocking and i5-2500 if not). However, that may not be significant if you're not a gamer. Are you? That would also call for you to get a different motherboard (one with the 1155-socket) but that is why I say April, as that will be when they go back on full retail.

What is your budget for a case?
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March 1, 2011 8:20:22 PM

Ok, no clue on your budget so guessing you want to be careful. You already have a good start with the coolermaster 212 so Im going to suggest a coolermaster case.

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

Its not there top line stuff, but is a good solid case with a big exhaust fan in the top. Plus its got a blue led fan if youre into that, if not just buy some extra fans

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

let me know what you think

As for your rest of the build, if I remember right you could have gone triple channel on the ram for not much more $$$, and the PSU might be overkill, but then again youre covered for any future changes, other than that seems a solid pick.
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March 1, 2011 9:18:55 PM

omnisome said:
What's better than the Gladiator 600 is the HAF-912, better reviews and more airflow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Same price)



True that, I missed that one and should not have seeing as i just oredered one for my daughters gaming rig! Good save there Omnisome :sol: 
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March 2, 2011 12:04:59 AM

Ram is cheap these days. I suggest a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. Speed does not matter.

For a case, how about the Antec 300 illusion model? It is a great case with good cooling and cheap at $55 with free shipping.
Be careful on shipping, cases are heavy and can cost $20 to ship.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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