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Advice on which case to get

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January 24, 2012 2:05:17 AM

I have finally chosen what parts i will be getting for my new pc build but still haven't chosen the case. What I plan to put in the case are:
A Radeon 7950 (a month or two after release for the price to go down a bit)
Patriot Signature 8GB
Thermaltake Frio
Seagate Barracuda 2Tb (maybe two in Raid)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850

The cases I have my eye on are the:
HAF X (Blue Edition, i hate the way red looks)
Haf 932 Blue
Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Rosewill Thor V2

If there are any other good cases out there that i havent heard of, feel free to recommend them, though I want a full tower, because my brothers HAF 912 looks pretty cramped.

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January 24, 2012 4:10:32 AM
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January 24, 2012 4:38:29 AM

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January 24, 2012 5:00:07 AM

Tons of great cases out there, just depends on what you like. Here are a few of my favs:

(descending in price)

Silverstone Raven RV02B-EW $189.99
Lancool K-63 $109.99
Fractal Design Arc Midi $99.99
CM 690 II Advanced $89.99
Lancool K-57 $59.99
Bitfenix Shinobi $59.99

January 26, 2012 7:44:47 PM

Best answer selected by Gamer_Pollution.
January 26, 2012 8:45:36 PM

some thoughts

- since you want to wait 2 months until after the release of the radeon i would have a look at the new kepler generation nvidia cards (gk107 and if you wait maybe a little bit longer gk106); unless you are an amd fanboy the new kepler cards have the potential to induce major shifts in the gpu market
- about that time i think the new ivy bridge intel cpus are bound to come out which will again be a tad better than the 2500k
- are you really planning to overclock that much? i've bought myself an expensive cpu fan like this cause the noise of the stock cooler was annoying, but in retrospec a much cheaper silent cooler with a good heatsink (you can get good ones for ~20 bucks) would have done the same thing for me - i personally would not buy another $50+ cpu cooler; imo save some money there and spend a few extra bucks to replace the (presumably) crappy case fans with some silent air penetrator ap121, be quiet silent wings, noctua, etc.
- thailand flood hdd price extravaganza has not cooled down yet, in ~3 months the prices should be lower, and it will probably take even longer than that until they normalize, unless you really need that 2tb drive for storage don't buy it (and sure as hell don't get 2 of them); get an ssd instead if you don't already have one for your os (having had one for a good while now i don't know how i ever lived without) and keep your old drives until the prices settle in like q3/q4 2012

finally, after waiting those ~3 months you will have to revisit the entire build anyway
a b ) Power supply
January 26, 2012 9:11:07 PM

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