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June 25, 2012 2:19:54 AM

I need to get the best case for the best price...

What I'm planning on using,

Processor- Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8 GHz Intel HD Graphics Retail 2.8 2 LGA 1155

Mobo- BIOSTAR H61MLC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

GPU-EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

HDD- Western Digital WDBABV7500ABK-NESN Elements SE Portable 750GB External Hard Drive - USB 2.0

PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


If you could tell me if all of these would work together too, would be great.
Or, if you have any suggestions for better deals would be appreciated.

Thanks :D 

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June 25, 2012 2:23:21 AM

Antec Three Hundred.

I had one for 3 years and loved it. Not the biggest case in the world but has very decent cable management, excellent cooling and very well built. The only reason I moved up to this 500R is that I wanted to venture into water cooling and needed a little more room. Other than that, its a great case and I highly recommend it.
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June 25, 2012 2:31:04 AM

axe1592 said:
Antec Three Hundred.

I had one for 3 years and loved it. Not the biggest case in the world but has very decent cable management, excellent cooling and very well built. The only reason I moved up to this 500R is that I wanted to venture into water cooling and needed a little more room. Other than that, its a great case and I highly recommend it.



Thanks for the fast reply! It looks pretty good. I'll definitely take it into consideration.
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June 25, 2012 2:35:31 AM

JasonNY said:
Thanks for the fast reply! It looks pretty good. I'll definitely take it into consideration.


along with the antec 300, a fine case, ill quote myself on a post from a similar question the other day

cooler master HAF 912 & elite 431
bit fenix outlaw & shinobi
corsair carbide 300R
Fractal Design Core 3000
zalman Z9 / Z9+
NZXT Tempest 210

just to name the many solid cases out there in that price range. personally, i would get the BitFenix Shinobi. cases are mostly subjective so looks play a big factor in getting a case. Most cases have similar fan lay outs so no need to worry about one case's claim as being "better" at cooling since one or two after market fans can change the entire airflow of a case unless you don't want to purchase additional fans or have none on hand.
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June 25, 2012 2:44:30 AM

Did you already buy that if not what's your budget anyway for cases around that price range Case:NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trimhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 25, 2012 2:48:00 AM

I recommend the HAF 912. It's a simple case with ample airflow and lots of room for cable management. Being an Antec owner, they really miss the mark with room for cables.

I like Antec's exteriors more than the HAF series, but Coolermaster knows how to build a very well functioning case imo.
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June 25, 2012 3:20:16 AM

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PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


You need a different power supply. that is a real crappy one.

Try this one instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $34.99 after rebate.
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June 25, 2012 3:57:00 AM

AlderonnX said:
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PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


You need a different power supply. that is a real crappy one.

Try this one instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $34.99 after rebate.


Good catch AlderonnX, and I absolutely agree that Coolmax PSU is junk. Although right now on newegg.com you can get a Seasonic 520W 80 PLUS BRONZE for 59 I think? $40 off with no rebate!

Modular too!
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June 25, 2012 4:06:15 AM

Coolmax is not high on the list of quality psu's.

I suggest using the Antec NSK 4482 which comes with an excellent 380w psu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec is about the only case vendor that has good included psu's.
Check their other cases too.

You do not want to use an external usb attached hard drive drive for your main drive. Performance would stink.

If budget will allow, I suggest a intel 330 series SSD for the os and some apps. 120gb if you can, 60gb if you must.

You will probably want a dvd drive too; about $20.
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June 25, 2012 4:52:04 AM

The Zalman Z9 plus is an awesome case for the money, just look up some reviews and the customer comments on Newegg/NCIX. There are alot of value and features included in this case, just check out the specs ;)  : NCIX $44.99($34.99 after rebate) http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57910&vpn=Z9%20Plus&ma... TECH&promoid=1048
I linked NCIX(US) since the price is $20-30 below the price on newegg right now, because it's on sale.
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June 25, 2012 10:01:03 PM

This is my revised gaming set up....


Processor- Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8 GHz Intel HD Graphics Retail 2.8 2 LGA 1155

Mobo- BIOSTAR H61MLC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

GPU-EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

HDD- Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

Case- Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply

PSU- comes with the case


So once again, if you could tell me if these will work well together and are worth the money.
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a c 137 ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 11:02:38 PM

Looks good.
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June 25, 2012 11:52:57 PM

That will be a good combo for you.
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June 25, 2012 11:59:56 PM

looking good!
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