What case should I get for this set-up?

-Motherboard: Asus P6T (X58 LGA1366) for mid-tower ATX
-Ram:4-8 GB
-PSU: 400 watts
-GPU: Nvidia GeForce 210
-Hard drive: Western digital caviar 250 GB(going for low prices)
-Processor: Intel core i7 920 or 960
-Optical drive: Dvd and Cd that will fit in the case you recommend
-Windows 7 64bit. Home edition or basic most likely
-1 processor fan and 2 other fans. Do I need 2 or 1 for my set-up?

-Games: FSX and or X-Plane

Cheap $50 dollar case. As you can see I'm on a very tight budget. Anything else I can change to get a lower price?

I also would like some lighting inside. Like red glowing lights. Will my PSU cover that and how do I install that?

*Motherboard is free because my friend said the processor holding pin was broken but it is an easy fix.
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  1. If you have not bought this yet ........you shouldnt , unless its very cheap

    Its definitely not going to be able to game .

    As for cheap cases that cool well and have lights then take a look at the Antec 300 Illusion
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    If you have not bought this yet ........you shouldnt , unless its very cheap

    Its definitely not going to be able to game .

    As for cheap cases that cool well and have lights then take a look at the Antec 300 Illusion


    I dont do intense gaming. Just Fsx.
  3. An 1155 based build would give you superior gaming performance while being cheaper. The MoBo to my knowledge has been discontinued.

    Case - Corsair 500D .... $140 case now on sale for $80
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=61

    PSU - XFX Core Edition 650 $60 .... or $90 for the 850 is ya want an easy upgrade by adding 2nd GFX card at later date
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    CPU- Intel 2500k $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    MoBo - P8P67 Pro $145
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771

    RAM - Corsair 2 x 4GB Vengeance DDR3-1600 $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    Optical - Asus DVD Burner $23
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221

    OS - Windows 7 64 Home Premium $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    GFX - What's left to spend ? Pick one :) .....tho two cards in SLI are oft better than a single more expensive card and cheaper.

    Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

    $ 155.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.42 - $ 0.49
    $ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
    $ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
    $ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
    $ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
    $ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
    $ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
    $ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
    $ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05
  4. creative_name said:
    I dont do intense gaming. Just Fsx.


    FSX is one of the more demanding games graphically if you are using third party meshes .

    And the graphics card you have selected can play DVD's . Its not suitable at all for playing games .
    Jack Naylors advice is sound
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