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August 27, 2012 7:12:08 PM

I've got 3 cases in mind but I'm having a tough time deciding between them and I wonder if they will have enough space for the gtx 660 ti.

COOLER MASTER HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the rest of the specs are:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fOyt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fOyt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fOyt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 15:14 EDT-0400)

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August 27, 2012 7:16:52 PM

I wouldn't recommend the Rosewill Challenger due to limited cable managing options. The Antec Three Hundred Two or the HAF 912 are definitely two of my choices.

On a side note, why not swap out the GTX660Ti for the Radeon HD7950? The 7950 performs significantly better and it's also $300 due to recent price drops from AMD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7950twinfr...

This is only $16 more.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 27, 2012 7:28:08 PM

Antec 302 and +1 for the 7950
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August 27, 2012 8:14:52 PM

Lol... guys the cards your suggesting cost more than OP current pick though there is nothing wrong with your suggestions i am betting that between the cases he considering most like on a tight budget then again maybe i shouldn't assume anyways looks like your Antec Three Hundred Two says it's out of stock also you didn't buy that build yet i hope no pun intended i just want to make sure you realize that mobo is Micro ATX if you knew that and how tiny it actually is then forget i mentioned it also you don't want to buy ram that way you want to buy it in sets other than that i honestly think all those cases are pretty dated looking and just to basic and plain looking but performance wise i would go with the 912 since it's best bang for buck IMHO.
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August 27, 2012 8:34:52 PM

Not necissarely. The Radeon HD7950 can be seen for around $299.99 depending on the vendor. If you factor in rebates, they can be found for around $300-$315 from vendors such as MSI or XFX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This card is $299.99 without any discounts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This card currently has a 6% discount, which will reduce the price down to $300.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And these two cards offer rebates of $20 ultimately making their prices $309.99

I think that's a good deal considering how well the HD7950 performs..not to mention the tremendous potential it has when overclocked.

The cases OP have selected are also all very similarly priced. And I would consider Micro ATX to be irrelevant.

@ OP
You may want to pick up a 2x4GB stick of RAM to take advantage of Dual Channel :)  I just noticed that after bigcyco mentioned RAM sticks.
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August 28, 2012 2:18:44 AM

get your parts at ncix.com they have cheaper pricing and you can upgrade your cpu and change your samsung ssd to a better ocz for half the price then get a hdd u need it trust me but your mobo stinks upgrade it if you can but for the case i would get a haf 922 or the antec 302if you are really on a budget get a 7850 for 100 less so you can afford the upgrades
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August 28, 2012 2:57:26 AM

mocchan said:
Not necissarely. The Radeon HD7950 can be seen for around $299.99 depending on the vendor. If you factor in rebates, they can be found for around $300-$315 from vendors such as MSI or XFX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This card is $299.99 without any discounts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This card currently has a 6% discount, which will reduce the price down to $300.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And these two cards offer rebates of $20 ultimately making their prices $309.99

I think that's a good deal considering how well the HD7950 performs..not to mention the tremendous potential it has when overclocked.

The cases OP have selected are also all very similarly priced. And I would consider Micro ATX to be irrelevant.

@ OP
You may want to pick up a 2x4GB stick of RAM to take advantage of Dual Channel :)  I just noticed that after bigcyco mentioned RAM sticks.
I would agree with all this except the Miro ATX i personally just can't stand them but like i mentioned as long as your aware of how small the mobo is then forget i mentioned not getting it as this is your build not mine ;) 
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August 28, 2012 3:22:58 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I would agree with all this except the Miro ATX i personally just can't stand them but like i mentioned as long as your aware of how small the mobo is then forget i mentioned not getting it as this is your build not mine ;) 

Haha yeah, some people can't stand the limited expansion and size of the mATX boards, but I usually just ignore that factor since I personally wouldn't SLI/CF or use 4 sticks of RAM any time soon :) 
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August 28, 2012 11:09:26 AM

Which memory kit and mobo would you all recommend?
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August 28, 2012 7:11:53 PM

i would go for kingston hyper x on sale at ncix for only 39 dollars and i would go for the asus p8z77 lk mobo or a 100dollar crossfire msi z77 mobo
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August 28, 2012 7:17:31 PM

GoneTooLong said:
Which memory kit and mobo would you all recommend?
Well for memory any of these would be good. ;)  RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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