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April 15, 2012 2:22:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks(sooner the better)

Budget Range: $1200 Before after rebates (excluding the parts I already have)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3, Starcraft, Battlefield, etc)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: CPU, MOBO, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I have no idea

Overclocking: Yes if my monthly electric bill is not going to kill me(I am a noob, excuse me if that's a stupid concern, =D)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, the MOBO says it's crossfire ready, and can handle up to 1748MB shared memory, I don't know what I can do with it.

Monitor Resolution: Don't have one, preferably 1920 X 1200 (max resolution the MOBO supports).

Additional Comments:

I bought the CPU& MOBO combo deal for about $280(see below) a few days ago, and I am seeing a deal for GTX 480 for $210. I don't know if my MOBO can handle it, or if I should get other GPU for my system, I think my cpu is pretty good, I am just not sure if my MOBO is good for what I do.

I need everything else. Including monitor.

The following are the parts that I already have:

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K - Retail

ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Retail
April 15, 2012 2:37:39 AM

Nice CPU+mobo combo. Now, I'm assuming that you have a budget of $1200 for the rest of the build? Or is the budget for the ENTIRE build (including parts you just bought) $1200? Also, do you need a keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.? I can't help you on the monitor, so I'm leaving that off and saying you'll spend about $200... so that brings us to the rest of the build, with $1000

GPU: The GTX 480 is too weak. With your budget, just get a GTX 680! It's about $500, although out of stock. If it's still out of stock when you're about to buy, get a MSI Twin Frozr OC 7870 for $350 (I believe)

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W Silver Rated - $150
Now, you may want to get a gold rated PSU. I like this one because it's inexpensive, silver rated, and quiet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair 400R - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v G.Skill RAM - $47
RAM prices are climbing very quickly, so get it while it is still cheap!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage Drive: Seagate 7200rpm 1TB - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB - $150
While Crucial isn't cheap, it's very nice...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1050 with GTX 680, $900 with 7870. I don't know if you need keyboard, mouse, etc. but I'm on a typical logitech K120 keyboard and a m510 mouse, and it's good enough for me... $40 for both.
April 15, 2012 2:41:42 AM

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Overclocking: Yes if my monthly electric bill is not going to kill me(I am a noob, excuse me if that's a stupid concern, =D)


That won't make a dent in your electric bill - what will is if you use like a 1200W or 1500W PSU and run 4 x 7970 and some insane custom liquid cooling loop but most people generally don't.

Try this:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Azza Hurrican 2000 - $149.99 ($30.00 MIR)
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Corsair TX750 V2 - $114.99 ($15.00 MIR)
Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $129.99
Optical: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... - Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - EVGA GTX 680 - $499.99

Total: $998.93
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April 15, 2012 2:45:47 AM

ddan49 said:
Nice CPU+mobo combo. Now, I'm assuming that you have a budget of $1200 for the rest of the build? Or is the budget for the ENTIRE build (including parts you just bought) $1200? Also, do you need a keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.? I can't help you on the monitor, so I'm leaving that off and saying you'll spend about $200... so that brings us to the rest of the build, with $1000

GPU: The GTX 480 is too weak. With your budget, just get a GTX 680! It's about $500, although out of stock. If it's still out of stock when you're about to buy, get a MSI Twin Frozr OC 7870 for $350 (I believe)

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W Silver Rated - $150
Now, you may want to get a gold rated PSU. I like this one because it's inexpensive, silver rated, and quiet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair 400R - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v G.Skill RAM - $47
RAM prices are climbing very quickly, so get it while it is still cheap!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage Drive: Seagate 7200rpm 1TB - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB - $150
While Crucial isn't cheap, it's very nice...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1050 with GTX 680, $900 with 7870. I don't know if you need keyboard, mouse, etc. but I'm on a typical logitech K120 keyboard and a m510 mouse, and it's good enough for me... $40 for both.


Can my MOBO run GTX 680? It can only handle up to 1748MB shared memory for GPU. I don't know if that applies.

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April 15, 2012 2:50:15 AM
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I've never seen that case before, but it seems to be nice. Any reason why you picked it? I forgot to include the CPU cooler, so go with the Evo. My PSU is better, cheaper, and has more watts... go with mine :)  (it's $110, $90 with MIR). Crucial RAM has a great reputation, so going with Crucial is good. I didn't include Optical because most people don't use one. Basically, our only difference is that I've got cheaper parts (which are all high-quality... my PSU is better, my case has a great reputation, although g-unit's is japanese made, and take his RAM), allowing room for an SSD.

Your choice... I think the updated version would be:

Case: Corsair 400R. It has very easy cable management and great cooling. Great customer service and reputation. Also, cheaper. $100
PSU: Silencer Mk II 950W. $110 ($20 MIR) It's silver rated, cheaper, and has a great reputation... seriously, it's just better.
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo. Just a nice cooler. Forgot it! $35
RAM: Take g-unit's Crucial. Great reputation. $47
HD: Mine's cheaper, g-unit's has a better reputation... your choice. $130, we'll say, to allow for the other one
GPU: GTX 680 at $500

Total: $900 without SSD

Now... I'd recommend an SSD. I gave a 128GB, but a 64GB is enough for Windows 7 and a few games (BF3, Diablo, and Starcraft should all fit). In that case, go with a 64GB Crucial m4 SSD at ONLY $80!!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thus, total, you've got a $980 that leaves $220 for monitor and keyboard/mouse/headphones, if you need them.
April 15, 2012 2:51:08 AM

I'm pretty sure your mobo can run the GTX 680, but you may want to clarify in the motherboards section of the forum. I'm not an expert, but I think it means that it only applies in SLI.
April 15, 2012 3:04:26 AM

ddan49 said:
I'm pretty sure your mobo can run the GTX 680, but you may want to clarify in the motherboards section of the forum. I'm not an expert, but I think it means that it only applies in SLI.


Your Ripjaws is 1600Mhz in speed comparing to Crucial's 1333, 800+ reviews to 3 reviews and it's only 4 dollars more. Does the memory speed don't do anything? And is there a reason to go higher in speed and maybe get more than 8GB memory? THANKS! You are very helpful! =D
April 15, 2012 3:07:00 AM

Yes, your mobo will run the 680 perfectly fine. You won't be able to CF/SLI though.
April 15, 2012 3:10:18 AM

sps0987 said:
Your Ripjaws is 1600Mhz in speed comparing to Crucial's 1333, 800+ reviews to 3 reviews and it's only 4 dollars more. Does the memory speed don't do anything? And is there a reason to go higher in speed and maybe get more than 8GB memory? THANKS! You are very helpful! =D

You are good with 8GB (It's actually overkill.) for a long if you are only using this to game. As for the RAM, go with the Ripjaws X.

EDIT: Sorry for double-post..
April 15, 2012 3:12:18 AM

Oh, oops! Whoa... dodged a bullet. Get the Ripjaws :) 
I just saw Crucial, and though that g-unit would put up some DDR3-1600. Crucial as a brand is good, although that specific RAM might not be. I think he may have been looking for a good deal, and forgotten to specify the speed.

DDR3-1600 is the sweet spot for the i5-2500k, so it'll work great for an i7-2600k as well. You'll see differences in loading times for games, but anything higher and it's impractical. It's just nice to have. Going more than 8GB isn't really necessary for gaming, but if you're using Photoshop extensively or edit videos a lot, it may make sense for you to go higher. Do you know what RAM does? Basically, if you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del right now and open up Task Manager, go to the tab named Processes, and look at the table, it'll show every application open and some information about it. You can see how much CPU it's using, and also how much memory it's using. That's RAM. It's shown in kilobytes. At the bottom, you'll see Processes: x | CPU usage: x% | Physical memory: x%| The Physical Memory is RAM. If you go to the tab called "Performance", you'll see some graphs. Below the graphs on the left is a table called Physical Memory (MB). Beside Total it'll show you how much RAM you have (I have 1 GB :(  ).

So basically, stuff like editing videos or opening Photoshop uses up a lot more RAM. However, if the maximum you ever use is 6GB, going from 8GB to 16GB won't make a difference for you. Games rarely use more than 4GB, I believe... in fact, 4GB is a LOT.

By the way, never ever just delete processes without knowing what they do. For example, if you delete explorer.exe, your task bar will be gone. To reopen it, click "new task" and type in explorer.exe, and click run.
April 15, 2012 4:36:09 AM

ddan49 said:
I've never seen that case before, but it seems to be nice. Any reason why you picked it? I forgot to include the CPU cooler, so go with the Evo. My PSU is better, cheaper, and has more watts... go with mine :)  (it's $110, $90 with MIR). Crucial RAM has a great reputation, so going with Crucial is good. I didn't include Optical because most people don't use one. Basically, our only difference is that I've got cheaper parts (which are all high-quality... my PSU is better, my case has a great reputation, although g-unit's is japanese made, and take his RAM), allowing room for an SSD. :


Well there's a few reasons why I picked that case - check out this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/switch-810-cosmos-i...

It's solidly constructed, has room for a 3-fan liquid radiator should the need arise for it, and has features that are unparalleled in its' price range like front-loading HD bays. Plus it's one of the few that's not made from Corsair or Cooler Master that seem to get way too much recommendation around here. Sure they make good products, but why blend in when you can stand out? If I do another build or switch out my case for whatever reason, this is going to be my next choice hands down.

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PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W Silver Rated - $150
Now, you may want to get a gold rated PSU. I like this one because it's inexpensive, silver rated, and quiet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817703028


That's the same PSU I just bought - it's really great but at the same time the 680 doesn't need a 1K+ PSU - it's far more energy efficient than previous models.
April 15, 2012 4:54:31 AM

Hmmm.... interesting about the case. I'm going for a quiet build, so I'm getting a Fractal R3 (that thing is beautiful), but this... this is sexy :)  I think one of its main purposes is liquid cooling. It looks great, though... just compare it to HAF 912 in terms of coolness: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/azza_hurrican_2...
It also apparently includes 8 fans... that's a lot! Japanese made also means it's good quality. I'll have to save this for later reference... seems like a great case.


About the PSU... I thought he might want a higher wattage PSU for later use... I generally don't like to switch out my PSUs for a while, so it's the last to go. I'm sure the 750W would be plenty.
April 15, 2012 5:00:13 AM

ddan49 said:
Hmmm.... interesting about the case. I'm going for a quiet build, so I'm getting a Fractal R3 (that thing is beautiful), but this... this is sexy :)  I think one of its main purposes is liquid cooling. It looks great, though... just compare it to HAF 912 in terms of coolness: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/azza_hurrican_2...
It also apparently includes 8 fans... that's a lot! Japanese made also means it's good quality. I'll have to save this for later reference... seems like a great case.


About the PSU... I thought he might want a higher wattage PSU for later use... I generally don't like to switch out my PSUs for a while, so it's the last to go. I'm sure the 750W would be plenty.


Fractal makes some amazing cases - I was thinking of switching out my work computer from the HAF 912 to the Arc MIDI and had to restrain myself from getting it from a Newegg shocker deal last week. :lol: 

That article too had some good cases that I've never heard of like the NZXT Switch 810 or the Aerocool Striker ST but they're all good stuff.

As far as the PSU goes - whether or not the difference between 750 and 950 is noticeable is if a second and/or third GPU is going to be added - that's where you'll need the extra power.
April 15, 2012 5:11:32 AM

Oh, oops. I thought he said he was going to SLI in the future... I guess that was someone else. Yeah, get the 750W.

Fractal cases... *drool*... so... sleek...

But the Azza Hurrican looks really really nice. It's just a different look. Some cases (*cough cough Antec*) don't look good with LEDs... this one does.

You'll get an alienware look with a build three times as good for the price! If that's what you're going for.
April 15, 2012 5:58:41 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Fractal makes some amazing cases - I was thinking of switching out my work computer from the HAF 912 to the Arc MIDI and had to restrain myself from getting it from a Newegg shocker deal last week. :lol: 

That article too had some good cases that I've never heard of like the NZXT Switch 810 or the Aerocool Striker ST but they're all good stuff.

As far as the PSU goes - whether or not the difference between 750 and 950 is noticeable is if a second and/or third GPU is going to be added - that's where you'll need the extra power.



The AZZA Hurrican 2000R is too big for the space underneath my desk, and it's quite expensive(shipping is $25). What do you look for when buying computer cases? Will a mid tower be enough for my build?(looks like I can only fit a mid tower) or is full tower necessary? I think I am going to wait on a good deal on the computer cases, since I will be waiting on GTX 680. Otherwise Corsair Carbide Series 400R seems really good. Thanks for your help! =D
April 15, 2012 6:02:22 AM

ddan49 said:
Oh, oops. I thought he said he was going to SLI in the future... I guess that was someone else. Yeah, get the 750W.

Fractal cases... *drool*... so... sleek...

But the Azza Hurrican looks really really nice. It's just a different look. Some cases (*cough cough Antec*) don't look good with LEDs... this one does.

You'll get an alienware look with a build three times as good for the price! If that's what you're going for.


Do higher watt rating PSU consume more electricity? If not why don't people spend a little more money get higher ratings for future considerations? o.O?
April 15, 2012 6:03:39 AM

I personally got a 950W PSU cuz it was on sale for cheap.
April 15, 2012 6:08:20 AM

sps0987 said:
The AZZA Hurrican 2000R is too big for the space underneath my desk, and it's quite expensive(shipping is $25). What do you look for when buying computer cases? Will a mid tower be enough for my build?(looks like I can only fit a mid tower) or is full tower necessary? I think I am going to wait on a good deal on the computer cases, since I will be waiting on GTX 680. Otherwise Corsair Carbide Series 400R seems really good. Thanks for your help! =D


I look for cable management features, CPU retention, top-mounted I/O panel (audio/USB/1394/eSATA), excellent ventilation, room for top-mounted radiators, and easy access to HD bays and removable HD cages to accomodate for larger video cards. The Azza might be a bit big for some but I think it's a sweet case.
April 15, 2012 1:27:06 PM

Yeah, but if not the Azza then I think the Corsair 400R is a good case. It's got GREAT cable management (that's what Corsair is known for), nice airflow, and the I/O panel has enough features. I am pretty sure an H100 will fit on top, as well.

Higher watt PSU don't consume more electricity. Lower rated PSU do... so bronze rated will consume more electricity (and waste it) than gold. The one I suggested is silver-rated, and it's a great deal. I'd get the 750W because it'll last you, but if you're thinking of really upgrading to SLI GTX 680s in the future (or whatever the equivalent of GTX 680s will be), then it might make sense to go with the 950W Silencer Mk II.

April 17, 2012 1:21:05 AM

ddan49 said:
Yeah, but if not the Azza then I think the Corsair 400R is a good case. It's got GREAT cable management (that's what Corsair is known for), nice airflow, and the I/O panel has enough features. I am pretty sure an H100 will fit on top, as well.

Higher watt PSU don't consume more electricity. Lower rated PSU do... so bronze rated will consume more electricity (and waste it) than gold. The one I suggested is silver-rated, and it's a great deal. I'd get the 750W because it'll last you, but if you're thinking of really upgrading to SLI GTX 680s in the future (or whatever the equivalent of GTX 680s will be), then it might make sense to go with the 950W Silencer Mk II.


Hi ddan49 and g-unit

Thanks for your help! I ended up buying another combo deal for RAM and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Together for $105 after mail in rebate. (I was gonna buy ripjaws and 950W PSU, but when I saw that deal, I couldn't resist it, XD)

I got Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo as well.

I do have a few more question after doing some more research, if you can help me =).
Currently I have 5 parts CPU, MOBO, cooler, PSU and Ram. I am thinking since I'm going to wait and buy GTX 680, I'm just going to hold off on the rest of the parts(thanks for the helps again guys, I learned a lot), and try to get some great deal like I have been =D.

1. I like the design of HAF 932 better(good rating), but do I need a full tower, or does the mid tower fit? What is that slot on top of the case do?

2. Do I need to buy extra cables/accessories for my system?(SATA cables, SSD adapter tray etc.)

3. I think I need a wireless adapter for Internet? How's this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

4. Do I need a liquid cooler(h100)?
April 17, 2012 1:31:23 AM

Are you SERIOUS? That deal was $105??? IS IT STILL GOING ON? WHERE CAN I GET IT? That is probably the best deal I have EVER SEEN! You are really, really lucky!

1) Full tower is easier to work in, mid-tower is cheaper and the standard (it's also smaller... depends where you're gonna put it). On top of the case? Lemme check (yes, I write in real time while I'm checking stuff)...Oh, that's a hard-drive mount. Some people use hard drives like USB flash drives, and you can pop in a hard drive on top there instead of opening up the entire case. If you've got a permanent internal HDD that you're using for your actual files, though, put it inside. If you're going to be taking it out a lot, put it in that slot. The other slot is a fan filter for the top fans. The HAF 932 is a good case... you won't be disappointed (just good luck trying to lift it :)  )

2) I don't think so... although I don't know for sure

3) I would recommend using Ethernet. The capacity already comes with your motherboard... wireless is not as good. However, if you still need wireless, I'd suggest picking an adapter that matches your router. Also, your link doesn't work (We apologize for the inconvenience, but the item you are looking for has been deactivated. Here are some similar products that you may wish to consider).

4) Not at all. If you're REALLY going to be overclocking, it might be a good idea. However, it's better to do a custom liquid cooling job... the H100 seems to be terrible from what I've heard. How far do you want to overclock? Also, liquid cooling (custom... you make it yourself) will cost about $200 (I think). It's up to you.

Hope I helped!
April 17, 2012 1:44:53 AM

ddan49 said:
Are you SERIOUS? That deal was $105??? IS IT STILL GOING ON? WHERE CAN I GET IT? That is probably the best deal I have EVER SEEN! You are really, really lucky!

1) Full tower is easier to work in, mid-tower is cheaper and the standard (it's also smaller... depends where you're gonna put it). On top of the case? Lemme check (yes, I write in real time while I'm checking stuff)...Oh, that's a hard-drive mount. Some people use hard drives like USB flash drives, and you can pop in a hard drive on top there instead of opening up the entire case. If you've got a permanent internal HDD that you're using for your actual files, though, put it inside. If you're going to be taking it out a lot, put it in that slot. The other slot is a fan filter for the top fans. The HAF 932 is a good case... you won't be disappointed (just good luck trying to lift it :)  )

2) I don't think so... although I don't know for sure

3) I would recommend using Ethernet. The capacity already comes with your motherboard... wireless is not as good. However, if you still need wireless, I'd suggest picking an adapter that matches your router. Also, your link doesn't work (We apologize for the inconvenience, but the item you are looking for has been deactivated. Here are some similar products that you may wish to consider).

4) Not at all. If you're REALLY going to be overclocking, it might be a good idea. However, it's better to do a custom liquid cooling job... the H100 seems to be terrible from what I've heard. How far do you want to overclock? Also, liquid cooling (custom... you make it yourself) will cost about $200 (I think). It's up to you.

Hope I helped!



Haha, I use the website slickdeals to get all my deals, basically anything that goes on front page is a DEAL! Including the MOBO CPU combo I got for 280 tax included. But unfortunately that deal has expired.
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/72574/newegg-ocz-zx-ser...

I am looking to score some awesome deals on SSD, HD and maybe monitors on there!

3. I don't have Ethernet nearby, I use Comcast, and my room doesn't have that cable outlet for converting cable to Ethernet.
Sorry for the bad link, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 17, 2012 1:47:22 AM

You might wanna go to the Wireless section of the forums, then... they'll help you out more than any of us can (probably).
April 17, 2012 1:52:38 AM

ddan49 said:
You might wanna go to the Wireless section of the forums, then... they'll help you out more than any of us can (probably).


Thanks! You are very helpful! I'm good for now~ :na:  :D 
April 17, 2012 1:56:26 AM

Good luck!

April 17, 2012 3:11:34 AM

ddan49 said:
Good luck!



LOL. I thought I was done for the night, check out the top 2 front page deals on slickdeals.net, looks like I just got my DVD(optic drive) and SSD. How are these?
April 17, 2012 3:28:29 AM

Hahaha... yeah. Thanks for introducing me to this site!

By the way, a nice site for finding good retail deals is pcpartpicker.com
April 21, 2012 5:19:35 AM

ddan49 said:
Hahaha... yeah. Thanks for introducing me to this site!

By the way, a nice site for finding good retail deals is pcpartpicker.com



Do you recommend any other cases? I was going to get the HAF 932. But it won't fit. Basically I want anything that's smaller than 21'' height and 8.5'' width and has good rating, also fits everything I have. The 400R is very nice btw, just want something that looks a little more fancy. =p
April 21, 2012 6:24:52 AM

sps0987 said:
Do you recommend any other cases? I was going to get the HAF 932. But it won't fit. Basically I want anything that's smaller than 21'' height and 8.5'' width and has good rating, also fits everything I have. The 400R is very nice btw, just want something that looks a little more fancy. =p


Here's a few case choices I recommend around the HAF 932 range:

- Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Carbide 500R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec 1100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Phantom: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 21, 2012 6:24:53 AM

ddan49 said:
Hahaha... yeah. Thanks for introducing me to this site!

By the way, a nice site for finding good retail deals is pcpartpicker.com


Going with Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0, hopefully it's good!
April 21, 2012 6:33:44 AM

sps0987 said:
Going with Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0, hopefully it's good!


You should check out the Antec 1100 as it's around the same price and has far better cable management than the 900 does.
April 21, 2012 11:40:01 AM

I just want to say that the NZXT phantom is about the sexiest you can get for a case, in my opinion. I'm getting the Fractal R3 for sound proofing, but it has a minimalist design. I've got the Phantom followed by the Fractal pictured here (in large pictures). :) 


April 21, 2012 4:21:22 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You should check out the Antec 1100 as it's around the same price and has far better cable management than the 900 does.



Thanks G unit!
April 21, 2012 4:24:57 PM

ddan49 said:
I just want to say that the NZXT phantom is about the sexiest you can get for a case, in my opinion. I'm getting the Fractal R3 for sound proofing, but it has a minimalist design. I've got the Phantom followed by the Fractal pictured here (in large pictures). :) 
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/07/10x0729uob277nzxt.jpg
http://www.overclockers.co.nz/product/case/nzxt/PHAN-BK-GRB.jpg
http://www.quietpc.com/images/products/fd-definer3-all-large.jpg


Thanks! I grabbed a GTX 680 SC for $524 from newegg website yesterday after refreshing for like 500 times +. I hope it's not a joke, cuz it was only on for like 15 seconds. XD. Everywhere else it's ran out of stock, and they were selling for like 600!!
April 21, 2012 4:46:10 PM

Wow... dedication, dedication, dedication...
May 1, 2012 12:04:14 AM

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