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June 2, 2012 7:21:38 AM

I have my build done, but I just don't know what kind of case I should buy. I'm not sure if I will need a large case or not, so I need help with this. Here is the build:

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June 2, 2012 8:08:27 AM

Whats the build for may I ask?
a 1200w Psu is massively overkill for that build,
and a 480Gb ssd?
grab a 120Gb ssd for Op sys and a few oft-used games, everything else can go on the mech drive for storage,
Do you plan on going to dual gfx cards in the future?
there are quite a few flags going up here but we need to know what the units going to be used for before we can make too many amendments :) 
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June 2, 2012 8:38:25 AM

Yes, later I will use 2 GFX cards once the price of the 600s go down. Also the reason for my huge SSD drive is because I had the money to spare. I was trying to top my budget to roughly $2.5k. But if the PSU really is overkill, I will get a cheaper and weaker one haha. Get like what 750w?
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June 2, 2012 8:53:00 AM

Aleonris said:
Yes, later I will use 2 GFX cards once the price of the 600s go down. Also the reason for my huge SSD drive is because I had the money to spare. I was trying to top my budget to roughly $2.5k. But if the PSU really is overkill, I will get a cheaper and weaker one haha.


I think an 850w PSU will be able to handle two GTX 680s :) 

But as Motopsychojdi stated, what's the use for this computer? I'm tempted to recommend an X79 build for your budget :lol: 
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June 2, 2012 8:58:36 AM

mocchan said:
I think an 850w PSU will be able to handle two GTX 680s :) 

But as Motopsychojdi stated, what's the use for this computer? I'm tempted to recommend an X79 build for your budget :lol: 


Oh haha. I'm intending to use it for gaming. Playing Skyrim and such on Ultra settings. I tweaked it with a 750. Not even 2k now lol. And also a 180GB SSD.

I had also posted another thread earlier to know of any tweaks I could do to my PC.
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June 2, 2012 9:01:48 AM

Aleonris said:
Oh haha. I'm intending to use it for gaming. Playing Skyrim and such on Ultra settings. I tweaked it with a 750. Not even 2k now lol. And also a 180GB SSD.


Woots you're on the right path! :) 

Also, you should look for a 2x4GB kit of 1600Mhz RAM. That single stick of 4GB RAM you currently have won't get you anywhere :lol: 
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June 2, 2012 9:03:22 AM

mocchan said:
Woots you're on the right path! :) 

Also, you should look for a 2x4GB kit of 1600Mhz RAM. That single stick of 4GB RAM you currently have won't get you anywhere :lol: 


I actually have it 4 times there lol. I'm not that much of a noob.

It's actually like $6 cheaper like that.
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June 2, 2012 9:12:08 AM

Aleonris said:
I actually have it 4 times there lol. I'm not that much of a noob.

It's actually like $6 cheaper like that.


Oh my bad :lol:  I didn't see the 'quantity' part, I only clicked on the RAM link :whistle: 
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June 2, 2012 9:16:45 AM

So anyway. To answer my question; is that case listed fine or too big?

And also the rest looks perfect for now, right?
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June 2, 2012 9:20:41 AM

Aleonris said:
So anyway. To answer my question; is that case listed fine or too big?

And also the rest looks perfect for now, right?


Your case is fine :)  Check your PM's.

As for the rest of the rig, it's looking perfect now. Though I DO have one suggestion...Get an aftermarket CPU cooler so you can take advantage of the K-sku on your CPU :lol:  Even if you don't overclock, it's for the best since the stock Intel HSF's are a bit iffy.
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June 2, 2012 9:25:49 AM

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June 2, 2012 9:28:07 AM

Isnt the title of the thread " what case to use for my GAMING pc " ? :) 
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June 2, 2012 9:45:54 AM

You could drop the price further by having a 2500k instead, you don't need the hyperthreading for gaming,
DF85's a shiny box, just remember your gfx cards can't be longer than 12.5 without removing a drive cage :) 
Can't find the watts on the 12v rail for that Psu, but I don't think it'll be shy for sli power duties,
savings teh cash? ur doin it right :) 
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