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Parts:
-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
-ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
-ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, -Active-PFC Power Supply
-LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

I plan to SLI/CROSSFIRE down the road (not sure what the difference is) so i want some room. I also want good cooling. This is my first build and the number of cases and options is kinda overwhelming.
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  1. this case is perfect if you're looking for room in your case

    COOLER MASTER RC-1200-KKN1 COSMOS II Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://www.eio.com/p-42046-cooler-master-rc-1200-kkn1-cosmos-ii-black-steel-atx-full-tower-computer-case.aspx

    very spacious. a lot of room to work with. things are made easy inside so you can attach and detach things easily. Cooler Master is highly recommended for me for cases :)
  2. i was going to try to keep the price tag under $130
  3. huntx23 said:
    Parts:
    -Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    -COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    -ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
    -ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    -Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    -Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    -Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, -Active-PFC Power Supply
    -LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    I plan to SLI/CROSSFIRE down the road (not sure what the difference is) so i want some room. I also want good cooling. This is my first build and the number of cases and options is kinda overwhelming.


    I created a pretty much Same config PC about 3-4 months ago. If you have space and don't might bulky PC go with "Cooler Master HAF X - Full tower ". i will allow a lot of free space for anything in future.

    though this is a metal case..
    it weigh heavy as hell.
    and big wouldn't normally fit in a Computer desk CPU space..

    it looks cool
    has enough space for future(whatever you wanna do)
    comes with cool led lighting's
    and comes with (200mm exhaust roof, 200mm intake window, 140mm exhaust at back, 230mm intake at front) and space to add another 140 and 120 mm fan if needed.


    price tag:-expensive around $150



    so i would crap the idea above and go with a decent half tower for around $50-55
  4. I suggest the Antec 900. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021) I own an antec case and they look sleek, are spacious, have multiple high quality fans, and are reliable. The Antec 900 is 100$ and is the highest rated case on newegg.
  5. is getting a full tower too much space or is it something that i would benifit from having better cooling, extra room, longer lifetime with upgrades - but having to deal with wires not reaching places by purchasing extensions
  6. Nope.. Wire length should be fire even for a Full Tower without a problem. almost 100% of components are made in though with the fact that they will be used in full tower as well. full-tower will provide more space so wire wouldn't have to be bend through/around component.
  7. do you think the thor v2 is a good buy then?
  8. Best answer
    Personally yes. As you said You plan to run crossfire with your ATI/AMD cards this should give you plenty of free space and automatically help with cooling. and keep in mind that you can use this case for future build after couple of years without much problem as the Mobo are built in standard sizes.
    and most important thing they looks cool and badass
  9. ok thanks man
  10. Best answer selected by huntx23.
  11. b1bekgyawali said:
    Personally yes. As you said You plan to run crossfire with your ATI/AMD cards this should give you plenty of free space and automatically help with cooling. and keep in mind that you can use this case for future build after couple of years without much problem as the Mobo are built in standard sizes.
    and most important thing they looks cool and badass


    final question:
    being the perfectionist that i am, do you think i should try to find another case that has a window?
  12. I think I did originally suggested coolmaster half x full tower. That one has a window for your interest at round same price ranges. Give it a look and decide as window is only to admire your great setup and show-off to other people. Have a look around window willy not increase performance just self- satisfaction . Which is as important.

    There are plenty in market have a look around and go for the one you like as why to hold back I don't see a reason, if you like window go for it.
  13. huntx23 said:
    Parts:
    -Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    -COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    -ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
    -ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    -Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    -Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    -Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, -Active-PFC Power Supply
    -LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    I plan to SLI/CROSSFIRE down the road (not sure what the difference is) so i want some room. I also want good cooling. This is my first build and the number of cases and options is kinda overwhelming.


    Hi, huntx23!
    Did you buy this combination F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL and P8Z77-V LK? Is that working ok?
    I just bought the same combination and I'm having problems here in order to make it boot with all the memory sticks (the MB only boot with 1, 2 or 3 slots but not 4)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/315883-30-p8z77-recognizes-12gb-16gb-memory

    Please, let me know if you are using this hardware with no problems, it will help me anyway to find out a solution.
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