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August 10, 2012 4:48:12 PM

Also Im looking for a good case under $200

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August 10, 2012 4:48:50 PM

What are the pros and cons?

Can any pc build fit in a mid tower case?

would a full tower allow more hard drives?
August 10, 2012 5:36:35 PM

I think the HAF X Full Tower at 199.99 in Newegg is good

they also have another variant Mid Tower called the HAF XM

IMO HAF X tower has more space, means more airflow. And in-case in the future you need more space for drives and whatnot, then you won't have a problem anymore.
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August 10, 2012 5:38:26 PM

Size is the primary difference; full tower is larger and can accomodate more internal components including easier placement for water cooling parts inside the case. A bonus side effect is that air should flow more easily in a full size case due to fewer obstructions. I've always used mid-towers becasue I don't need the extra space inside and I want the case to take less space on/around the desk. A mid-tower case can accomodate any standard PC build as long as you're not buyng an EATX mobo (larger size motherboard). There are tons of great case options in your price range. What are your system specs going to be? Do you have a preferred price range that is less than $200?
August 10, 2012 5:50:19 PM

Rugger said:
Size is the primary difference; full tower is larger and can accomodate more internal components including easier placement for water cooling parts inside the case. A bonus side effect is that air should flow more easily in a full size case due to fewer obstructions. I've always used mid-towers becasue I don't need the extra space inside and I want the case to take less space on/around the desk. A mid-tower case can accomodate any standard PC build as long as you're not buyng an EATX mobo (larger size motherboard). There are tons of great case options in your price range. What are your system specs going to be? Do you have a preferred price range that is less than $200?


Im still looking for improvements in this build....this is what I have so far


AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V

Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
a c 158 ) Power supply
August 10, 2012 9:05:30 PM

Case: Fractal Design Define R3 ($100 under your budget)
PSU: Seasonic S12II-520 ($70 under your budget)
Based on the budgets you stated for case/PSU, the cost of the HD6870 ($175), and the money saved by getting the above parts you have $345 for a GPU. You can easily afford an HD7950.
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... After rebate it is $25 less than you budgeted.

Personally I'd change the CPU/mobo too and go with:
CPU: i3 2120 for $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That will save you another $110, give you comparable performance, and an upgrade path for the CPU. The other CPU option is to get the i5 3570K for $230 with the same motherboard. That's almost the price and better performance.
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