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March 20, 2011 5:11:39 PM

I already own the following parts, these are what I plan on using to build my new rig, will these work well together? I can replace a few if necessary, especially the video card - not a big deal.


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


I need suggestions for a case that will fit these things as well as be USB 3.0 compatible. A power supply suggestion would be great as well. I was thinking additional cooling wouldn't be necessary but I'm not too sure about that, either. Thanks for any feedback!
March 20, 2011 5:38:14 PM

All cases are "USB 3.0 compatible", as you have 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back of your motherboard.

You also have a single USB 3.0 header, meaning you can attach a third front USB 3.0 port to the motherboard if the case has one.

If you insist on using the USB 3.0 front port, then you are limiting yourself to cases that have just come out, as it is a fairly new thing. You will have to pay a little more for this feature.

The Antec 900 Two V3 has just come out and supports 1x USB 3.0 port. It's an excellent case with an interesting look about it, and will easily fit your full size motherboard and large graphics card. It's selling for $110 on Newegg.

As for your power supply, I reccomend the CORSAIR Builder Series CX600. A bargain at $65 on Newegg.

It's a stunningly high quality PSU from Corsair and regularly achieves top marks for stability and reliability in independent tests.

Hope this helps.
March 20, 2011 5:52:10 PM

Ten98 said:
As for your power supply, I reccomend the CORSAIR Builder Series CX600. A bargain at $65 on Newegg.

It's a stunningly high quality PSU from Corsair and regularly achieves top marks for stability and reliability in independent tests.

You're going to have to provide some links to these supposedly awesome reviews. I would almost never waste $65 on a Corsair CX considering what else you can get around that price.

Here's two examples:
Antec Earthwatts Green EA-500D 80Plus Bronze $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze $90 ($30 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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