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August 27, 2012 8:32:17 PM

Hi, in couple of days im thinking about buying a new case/powersupply for my build. As for right now im using a Antec Sonata III which was given to me for my first build. I like it, but it's quite small and the cooling solution isn't that great.
My specs are:
CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500K 3.3 GHZ ( not overclocked since I am skeptical of doing so by the lack of cooling in my case. )
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z77A-GD55
RAM: 8GB DDR3 Vengeance LP 1600 ( 2X4 )
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560TI OC
CPU HEATSINK: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w ( It came with the case. )

My budget would be around 100-150$ after taxes for the case. As for the PSU under 100$ would be the price point i'm looking for. I would like a sleek looking case, good cooling and cable management friendly. I was considering the Antex P280 or 1100 but I want recommendations from experienced people. As for PSU I don't know much about the brands etc.

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August 27, 2012 10:19:22 PM

I have a few observations here.
Are you looking to add more hardware, another graphics card perhaps? The Antec Earthwatts 500W is a highly rated PSU (reviews by JonnyGuru and Hardware Secrets), I would not be looking to replace it unless it's broke or you have a need for more power (Or perhaps if you really don't like the "generic" look of the PSU).
As far as cases, I usually will not go into specific recommendations since case preference is a personal thing but I will recommend you look at the CoolerMaster "HAF" (High Air Flow) cases as an option.
Hope I helped some.
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August 27, 2012 10:31:16 PM

Sharkoon T28 It has 3 fans with blue,green or red leds. usb 3.0,2.0 and is only £50 delivered on amazon.co.uk
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August 27, 2012 10:34:34 PM

Fractal Design R3 / R4, fantastic cooling, noise reduction and plenty of space and cable space. If you get one, I suggest you move the rear fan to the front and buy Fractals own very quite 120mm for the back and 2x 140mm for the top.
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August 28, 2012 12:19:51 AM

In the sleek case area I would suggest Silverstone, Corsair or Lian Li models. The Fractal suggestion above is a good one too.
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August 28, 2012 1:30:21 AM

I am now considering the Fractal cases, they look sleek and good. But I saw Bitfenix cases and wondered has anyone had any experience with them? Are they good?
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August 28, 2012 1:31:00 AM

C12Friedman said:
I have a few observations here.
Are you looking to add more hardware, another graphics card perhaps? The Antec Earthwatts 500W is a highly rated PSU (reviews by JonnyGuru and Hardware Secrets), I would not be looking to replace it unless it's broke or you have a need for more power (Or perhaps if you really don't like the "generic" look of the PSU).
As far as cases, I usually will not go into specific recommendations since case preference is a personal thing but I will recommend you look at the CoolerMaster "HAF" (High Air Flow) cases as an option.
Hope I helped some.


After reading your comment I do realise I won't need to upgrade my PSU really. I won't be looking forward to have a SLI setup and new graphics card are getting more and more efficient. Thanks for the help.
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August 28, 2012 1:52:18 AM

I have a P280 its nice quiet case and would handle your hardware with minimal noise.

The antec 1100 is a very good gamer case . Its a pretty much identical chassis to the P280 with the same cable management

Both are better quality than the Fractal cases IMO

Might as well keep using the PSU you have
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September 4, 2012 12:50:31 AM

Best answer selected by Azrael_.
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