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March 27, 2012 2:39:33 AM

Hi, I'm trying to build a budget high end gaming PC, and i just can't decide on 2 things, the case and the graphics cards. For the cards I'm stuck between a 560ti and a 7850. Which one would be better for gaming and such? (BF3, Skyrim, etc on high/ultra settings) I will be over clocking this and the CPU as well. My other question is the case. What case should I get? I need one with good airflow, side panel window and excellent cable management. It doesn't really matter if its mid or full tower, just cheap (up to $125). Thanks in advance.


My build is:
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 mobo
i5-2500k CPU
OZC ZT series 650W PSU
WD Caviar Blue 7200 rpm 500 GB HDD
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM

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March 27, 2012 2:46:51 AM

Coolermaster Storm Enforcer, Has everything you`re looking for and usb 2 and usb 3 on front IO panel. Best of luck.
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March 27, 2012 4:50:09 AM

Check that your powersupply is compatible with your GPU. Radeon 6870 or 6950 1 Gb version is a good choice and is cheaper than 7850. For case, you can go with Cooler Master HAF series, which has good airflow.
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March 27, 2012 5:09:57 AM

I agree with geriatric about the cooler master storm enforcer case. I have it and love it.
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March 27, 2012 8:35:20 AM

I recently built someones computer with an Antec 300, it has no dustfilters as default but the airflow is very good as well as the price. The stock fans aren't bad either and are manually adjustable. If you want more cooling you can add a side fan as well.
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March 27, 2012 2:27:21 PM

I chose to go with the enforcer case. And Jenev, I have enough money for a 560ti or a 7850 I just need to know which is better for OC and gaming in general.
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March 27, 2012 2:44:46 PM

Between the two GPUs the 7850 has more potential, but less solid deivers: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
If you want to go with a stable card the NVidia GTX 560 is a better choice, but if you want to get the "more powerful," GPU and hope the drivers are revised then get the 7850.
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March 27, 2012 3:01:24 PM

And if the drivers don't get revised? I get stuck with a buggy card...
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April 3, 2012 3:10:39 AM

Best answer selected by DarkBubble.
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