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June 5, 2012 4:44:43 PM

my new specs....

120gb Intel Sata3 SSD + 500gb WDigital Blue

Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4G) 8mb 22nm

Asus P8Z77-V

EVGA GTX680 2gb ddr5 SC hdmi

Corsair TX 750w 80+

Asus 24x 24B3ST

my concerns...
1.) what`s a better case for this specs? aerocool vs9 or antec three hundred?

2.) can`t find a good memory for this i was hoping to get 2 of Corsair XMS3 4gb (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9) 1x4
but the site was out and has only one left leaving me troubled.
please anyone check this site http://pcx.com.ph/components/memory.html and tell me what memory to get that works as good as two of the corsairs....
a b å Intel
June 5, 2012 4:54:35 PM

1. I personally wouldn't go with either case - I couldn't find cases on that site but if you can get a Cooler Master HAF 912 or Corsair Carbide 300R that would be ideal.
- Carbide 300R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Go with a set of Crucial Ballistix for your RAM if it's available - something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 5, 2012 5:25:43 PM

g-unit1111 said:
1. I personally wouldn't go with either case - I couldn't find cases on that site but if you can get a Cooler Master HAF 912 or Corsair Carbide 300R that would be ideal.
- Carbide 300R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Go with a set of Crucial Ballistix for your RAM if it's available - something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i`m just limited to this site so my choices are also limited...
may i know what`s wrong with those cases i gave?
and
is there no memory that`s good on the site?
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a b å Intel
June 5, 2012 5:53:30 PM

JeffreyVee said:
i`m just limited to this site so my choices are also limited...
may i know what`s wrong with those cases i gave?
and
is there no memory that`s good on the site?


The Antec 300 has no cable management, I don't know much about the other case choice. If you can get the 300V2 that would be a better choice as it does.

As far as the RAM goes as long as you get 1600MHz 2 x 4GB, 1.5V with low profile heat sinks you're fine.
June 5, 2012 6:23:34 PM

The Crucial RAM he described is the exact same one I have. It works flawlessly. I ran multiple memtests on it and every time, it passed. Very reliable.
June 5, 2012 11:59:25 PM

wait, so should I get 2 RAMs which gives 1600MHz 2 x 4GB, 1.5V or just 1?

and is the 400r good? just need other people agreeing to make sure...
a b å Intel
June 6, 2012 12:01:51 AM

JeffreyVee said:
wait, so should I get 2 RAMs which gives 1600MHz 2 x 4GB, 1.5V or just 1?

and is the 400r good? just need other people agreeing to make sure...


1. Yes - 4GB won't get you very far these days but 16GB is way too much for most purposes. You want 8GB at minimum.

2. Yes - I have the Corsair 600T and I love this case, the 400R is just as good from what I hear.
June 6, 2012 3:01:20 AM

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

so my final should have the 400r and 2 4gb ram? then my specs are all good?
June 6, 2012 4:17:44 AM

antec 1100 is not available in my country =( so i think i`ll have to go with the corsair carbide 400r....
June 6, 2012 4:20:18 AM

Bummer, if you're in CA you might try NXCI or something like that >_>;
June 6, 2012 4:22:13 AM

Mardys said:
Bummer, if you're in CA you might try NXCI or something like that >_>;


nope, i`m from the philippines. and my options are limited to this site pcx.com.ph =/
June 6, 2012 6:04:29 AM

g-unit1111 said:
1. Yes - 4GB won't get you very far these days but 16GB is way too much for most purposes. You want 8GB at minimum.

2. Yes - I have the Corsair 600T and I love this case, the 400R is just as good from what I hear.

Outlander says otherwise, but I agree with you. :p 
June 6, 2012 5:16:50 PM

It's great. Kingston is very reliable.
June 6, 2012 11:06:22 PM

HyperX is the brand the "Pros" of StarCraft 2 use, teams like Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses all use it. I also recommend it, however don't currently use it but will with future builds.
June 7, 2012 12:13:25 PM

JeffreyVee said:
would this do as a case?
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=14


Hey pare,

I don't think we have that case in North America. Haven't seen it before. It looks nice on the outside but not so much on the inside. I didn't see any holes for cable management or a cut out for the MoBo. I would suggest to stick with the Corsair 400R. I have the 300R and it works great. :) 
June 7, 2012 1:40:04 PM

Newbie chiming in here...

Since he is getting the Z77 chipset MoBo shouldn't he spring a little more and get the "K" processor? And if he is going to game primarily couldn't he actually save money by getting the i5-3570K over the i7-3770? Since the i7 offers very little performance increase over the i5 for gaming...

Just not sure why someone would spend the extra $$ for the Z77 and not buy a "K" processor.
June 7, 2012 7:00:09 PM

jgardner88 said:
Newbie chiming in here...

Since he is getting the Z77 chipset MoBo shouldn't he spring a little more and get the "K" processor? And if he is going to game primarily couldn't he actually save money by getting the i5-3570K over the i7-3770? Since the i7 offers very little performance increase over the i5 for gaming...

Just not sure why someone would spend the extra $$ for the Z77 and not buy a "K" processor.


The i7 3770 is a "k" processor. He probably just did not type it in. As for his purposes, he did not indicate so can't really suggest otherwise. But, you are right. i7 will offer little performance gains if only for gaming.
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