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October 21, 2011 3:34:25 PM

I'm planning on sell my rig to start over with a new and better computer.

I was wonder if this case would be good for a silent mid range gaming rig.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H9ALF2/ref=as_li_s...

I have a few questions about it since non of the review videos I've seen had given me a answer. I figured some of you might have own this case or similar to it.

I just wanted to know if I could remove the extra hdd drives on the bottom middle for better air flow. I also wanted to know if the fan in the front was strong or not and what's the maximum size I can put in the front. I read that a person was able to put a 140mm, but was not sure if it was true.

My future new rig:
seasonic 620w modular psu
4gb(2x2) 1333mhz
1tb hard drive
hd 5770

depending if my budget changes
x6 1075T with BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX motherboard

or

i5 2500k (or even 2600k) with (still not sure what mobo to pick it if budget changes)

I'm on a budget of $430 and if my budget changes it would change to $530


I just want to know if this case will be good for a silent mid range case and that I can install a 140mm fan to the front or if its a strong 120mm fan then I won't need to change the fan.

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October 21, 2011 3:47:55 PM

Your case is so expensive. It's crazy for the parts you picked out. You should just buy a $40 case and get this

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430...

I would just get an AMD Phenom II X4 since your budget is so low. You won't notice a difference when gaming with more than 4 cores. I would never get a i5-2500k with just a 6770.

Your psu is also a waste.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat...

Don't get the 5770. Get the 6770.

Btw, stock cooling is good as long as you don't do any serious OC.
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October 21, 2011 4:00:10 PM

cutebeans said:
Your case is so expensive. It's crazy for the parts you picked out. You should just buy a $40 case and get this

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430...

I would just get an AMD Phenom II X4 since your budget is so low. You won't notice a difference when gaming with more than 4 cores. I would never get a i5-2500k with just a 6770.

Your psu is also a waste.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat...

Don't get the 5770. Get the 6770.

Btw, stock cooling is good as long as you don't do any serious OC.


Actually I forgot to mention I am going to keep my hd 5770 and my 1tb hdd that I'm currently using in my rig and I'm going to use them on my next build.

I want a silent rig that's also cool. I want to turn my fan up on my gpu to keep it cool. My cablemangement is alright, but still messy.

I never plan on overclocking ever. I want to keep my rig in tip top shape so it can last for a long time : D Overclocking my rig will shorten its life span.

It's not really a low budget if you don't count the hd 5770 ($109) and the 1tb hdd ($79) which together cost around $190.

I also might get a aftermarket cpu fan if the cpu gets warm.
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October 21, 2011 4:01:59 PM

Well, can you order from newegg or are you strictly with amazon?

I'd get this case HAF 912 (High AirFlow)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K...

You don't need to add any fans or any cooler since you don't OC. Just get a great case.

Get DDR3 1600 ram.

If your budget permits, I would get i5-2500 with an H67 motherboard if you can't afford it I'd get an AMD Phenom II x4 955

If it was me though, I'd get a Phenom and save some bucks since your video card is not that great, it would be a waste getting an i5-2500.
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October 21, 2011 4:06:27 PM

cutebeans said:
Well, can you order from newegg or are you strictly with amazon?


It's actually $20 cheaper on Amazon. Newegg does not always have the lowest prices. For example, I found an aftermarket fan on Newegg for $40 and I found the same fan for $30 and that's was without the rebate on both sites. Always check on other sites because you can get a better deal.

Here is Amazon's price for the case:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H9ALF2/ref=as_li_s...

Now here is Neweggs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus I think I get free shipping on Amazon.

Don't always relay on a single site for the best prices. Always look around.

I want a quiet gaming build since its going to be in my bedroom.
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October 21, 2011 4:09:46 PM

MrComputerGuy said:
It's actually $20 cheaper on Amazon. Newegg does not always have the lowest prices. For example, I found an aftermarket fan on Newegg for $40 and I found the same fan for $30 and that's was without the rebate on both sites. Always check on other sites because you can get a better deal.

Here is Amazon's price for the case:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H9ALF2/ref=as_li_s...

Now here is Neweggs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus I think I get free shipping on Amazon.

Don't always relay on a single site for the best prices. Always look around.


Dude seriously, you case is too expensive for your parts. The max should $60 for your case. You don't even need a case like that since you won't be OCing.
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October 21, 2011 4:23:23 PM

Phenom Build
Phenom II x4 $105 promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Am3+ motherboard $108
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or
i3 build

i3-2100 $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

z68 extreme3 gen3 $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Stay the same with both builds.

Corsair 500w $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Haf 912 + DVD Drive $67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

8gb ram 1600 $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$388 ~ $415 If i missed any shipping fees.

Both have great upgrade paths. The intel build can go upgrade to Ivy bridge when it's out next year. The AMD build can upgrade to Bulldozer and Piledriver when it's out.

No need for coolers since you won't be overclocking as the HAF is a cool case.
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October 21, 2011 4:32:24 PM

This is my current rig.

Rosewill Blackbone case (3x120mm fans and a 140mm fan)
x3 740 (unlocked to a x4 40 which ranks higher than a x4 955 also aftermarket cooler with 2x80mm fans and artic silver 5 thermal paste)
hd 5770
460w coolermaster elite power suplpy (really a 420w -.-)
2gb ram 1333mhz
MSI 770-g45

The case is pretty small and I feel I need a full tower. My computer is cool, but it's too noisy. I mostly game and render videos so a good cpu is needed like the x6 and the i5 for example. My case is also very bright so I'm trying to reduce the light that's coming out of the case. I'm just trying to look for a dark, quiet, and cool case. I'll look into the case you sent me a little bit more since I just had a glimpse of it.
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October 21, 2011 4:34:33 PM

MrComputerGuy said:
This is my current rig.

Rosewill Blackbone case (3x120mm fans and a 140mm fan)
x3 740 (unlocked to a x4 40 which ranks higher than a x4 955 also aftermarket cooler with 2x80mm fnas and artic silver 5 thermal paste)
hd 5770
460w coolermaster elite power suplpy (really a 420w -.-)
2gb ram 1333mhz
MSI 770-g45

The case is pretty small and I feel I need a full tower. My computer is cool, but it's too noisy. I mostly game and render videos so a good cpu is needed like the x6 and the i5 for example. My case is also very bright so I'm trying to reduce the light thats coming out of the case.


You do know that your current budget kinda makes it impossible for an i5 or x6. If your budget adds another $100 though. You could get a great i5-2500.
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October 21, 2011 5:15:58 PM

cutebeans said:
You do know that your current budget kinda makes it impossible for an i5 or x6. If your budget adds another $100 though. You could get a great i5-2500.


I'm waiting for Black Friday and see what's on sale in my shopping list. If I don't have enough money left over for the i5 I'll go with the x6 1075T. I want a neat and quiet computer for easy upgrades in the future and because the humming sound annoys me when searching around the internet. My current case is small and kinda cramped which is why I'm getting a full tower and a modular psu since my case is a bit messy with cables. I know it's a overkill now, but I do plan on upgrading to a much stronger card (that might run hot) in the future since my hd 5770 is doing okay with today's games at 1920x1080.

So is this case's front fan good? And can I put a 140mm fan in there? If not a good silent mid range(possibly high range in future) gaming computer case then I'll look around for some more better silent cases around the same price.

The case you sent me looks good, but it's only 2 inches longer all around. Although it looks good for cooling, but its not very quiet after I add another 2x 120mm fans.

18.5 x 7.28 x 16.06

19.5 x 9.10 x 18.90
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October 21, 2011 9:29:50 PM

Best answer selected by MrComputerGuy.
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October 22, 2011 12:21:42 AM

You don't need to put any fans there. The HAF is already a cool case without them.
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