Hey everyone, building my first gaming computer and going to build a somewhat decent system, however I'm stuck at the question of Gaming Case for my system. Now after some research I have narrowed it down between two options. Coolmaster HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX or Zalman Z9 is a more recent design. Ill give what im putting into the comp so far as it might be better for a different option other than the Z9 or HAF 922.
Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge Unlocked to at least 4.3 GhZ (I Know Ivy bridge is around the corner but will be more expensive I figure)
Asus P8P67 Pro REV3.1 ATX P67 LGA115
Coolmaster Silent Pro 850W ATX12V 24-pin
G.Skill Sniper Series RAM (2x4GB) DDR3 240-pin SDRAM DDR3 1866
(probably 1 TB or 500 gb HD)
GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 x16 HDCP or XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card
WIll be investing in a cpu cooler also, was looking at the V6GT cpu cooler but i don't think it is compatable with this system, but I will have one. As of right now i'm leaning more towards the Coolmaster HAF 922 for case selection. If you have any ideas to improve this setup or another option for Gaming case please let me know. If need be you can also email me. As for graphics card choice for this rig, I will be using 1 card for now but will definently be looking into SLI since my motherboard supports quad SLI.
It seems like the CM HAF 922 is the most popular or recommended gaming case. Personally I think it's a little ugly for my taste. I like more stream lined cases like the Corsair 650D or the Corsair Special Edition Graphite White 600T
Once I saw the youtube video review on newegg I was hooked and now debating which one to get. LOL
Get 1600mhz or 1333mhz ram and get a higher end case such as the 932, Corsair 650d, 600t, 500r, cm storm trooper, and many full tower setups. 1866mhz is too expensive. I would not get that power supply either. A good corsair tx 850w would be a much better choice.
great thanks for some quick replies, Ill be changing to the Corsair tx 850W power supply and dropping the ram to 1600mzh and use 8GB or 12 GB of ram. The tower ill look into both the 932 and Corsair 600t I think I seen a 600t Special Edition White one for $150.00. The main issue I also had previously, now I'm not sure again is to go with Asus P67 or Z68 motherboard... I want the best of the best for gaming as I will be expanding my graphics cards to dual GTX 560Ti at least.
Ah ok, is AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard the best Z68 motherboard below $200? Yeah ill be getting the vengeance ram either 8GB or 16GB.. Since its cheap only if I have the extra money would I put 16GB of ram in there.. Especially since its used for games/movies and bluray.