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June 29, 2012 1:43:54 PM

PC:
Intel Core i3-2120
1TB WD Blue
Asrock H61M-DGS
Kingston ValueRam 4GB 1333 DDR3 x2
Antec VP450
Radeon HD 7750



Coolermaster Elite 361

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Coolermaster Elite 372

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6794

Aerocool VS-3

http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/chassis/3...
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June 29, 2012 2:00:21 PM

If you like coolmaster this is a great mid tower case they have: 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 $59.99. The only thing it doesnt have is a usb 3.0 connection on the front but you can add one later for real cheap.
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June 29, 2012 2:29:59 PM

Case:NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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: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...



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 29, 2012 3:00:52 PM

avenseth12 said:
If you like coolmaster this is a great mid tower case they have: 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 $59.99. The only thing it doesnt have is a usb 3.0 connection on the front but you can add one later for real cheap.


But what about the ones I saw?
Which one will be enough?
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June 29, 2012 3:01:29 PM
June 29, 2012 3:10:43 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
But what about the ones I saw?
Which one will be enough?


Any of the cases you linked would fit your gear listed.
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June 29, 2012 4:39:06 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
But what about the ones I saw?
Which one will be enough?

All three would accommodate your components easily. And if I had to choose out of those, I'd probably go for the Elite 372. But I wouldn't really recommend that.

The cases that were recommended/mentioned in this thread are similarly priced & have excellent features for the price.
These cases have a terrific cost to benefit ratio. you should consider it.
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June 29, 2012 4:56:32 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
But what about the ones I saw?
Which one will be enough?


Any case you listed will work fine.
Your components are efficient, and run cool.
Buy the one that visually appeals to you, or is the cheapest.

Is there a problem with reusing your current case?
Are you limited in your case shopping options?


All three cases are ATX sized cases. Since your motherboard is M-ATX, you can install it in a more compact case.
There is little value in a larger size if a smaller case will hold your parts and cool decently.

As to your ram selection, buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb, not two separate 4gb sticks.
Proper operation of two different sku's is not guaranteed.
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June 30, 2012 3:09:55 AM

geofelt said:
Any case you listed will work fine.
Your components are efficient, and run cool.
Buy the one that visually appeals to you, or is the cheapest.

Is there a problem with reusing your current case?
Are you limited in your case shopping options?


All three cases are ATX sized cases. Since your motherboard is M-ATX, you can install it in a more compact case.
There is little value in a larger size if a smaller case will hold your parts and cool decently.

As to your ram selection, buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb, not two separate 4gb sticks.
Proper operation of two different sku's is not guaranteed.



My old case is a HP Pavilion, bought from 2008.
My old motherboard is M-ATX also, but I'm afraid it might not fit.
Can you tell me if it will work?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Also about the Kingston ValueRAM, it's the same model but buying two sticks of it.
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June 30, 2012 3:47:03 AM

ModernKamikaze said:
My old case is a HP Pavilion, bought from 2008.
My old motherboard is M-ATX also, but I'm afraid it might not fit.
Can you tell me if it will work?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Also about the Kingston ValueRAM, it's the same model but buying two sticks of it.


M-ATX motherboards adhere to a size standard. Your new motherboard will fit.
It is not the greatest cooling case, but your parts are efficient and cool, so you should be OK if you want to reuse the case.

I am a fan of smaller cases, and I can recommend the Silverstone TJ08-E, see my sig. It is about $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The value ram is fine. But buy the two sticks packaged in one kit. That way, kingston can assure you that they truly match and will support it. A kit like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 30, 2012 4:53:48 AM

geofelt said:
M-ATX motherboards adhere to a size standard. Your new motherboard will fit.
It is not the greatest cooling case, but your parts are efficient and cool, so you should be OK if you want to reuse the case.

I am a fan of smaller cases, and I can recommend the Silverstone TJ08-E, see my sig. It is about $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The value ram is fine. But buy the two sticks packaged in one kit. That way, kingston can assure you that they truly match and will support it. A kit like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So no trouble installing and using my old HP case?

What about a Sniper 8GB DDR3 1333? Will this fit/work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 30, 2012 2:29:32 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
ALL of my parts? ;) 

Yes it will. Even if it doesn't (which is highly unlikely) you can always get a new case ASAP ;) 

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June 30, 2012 2:48:48 PM

Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
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