I am looking at what kind of full size case I need when building my rig. I have never built a rig before, so we'll see how that goes!! But while compiling my list of components on pcpartpicker.com I have added the Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl ATX Full Tower Case as my choice. Since then I have done more research and found these ones. So what is my best option and if anyone has something different, please feel free to let me know. Heres the other choices.
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1)
NZXT SWITCH 810 Black CA-SW810-B1
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N)
Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W
Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower case
The cosmos II could be nice, but way, way out of my price range. I'd like to keep it less than $180.
Thanks a million for the reply's. I will fight with myself all day, everyday until I start buying this stuff next month, but I appreciate all the info. I guess my next question then is what is a good UPS for my possible set up? I defiantly don't know much about this area. Also, the link to that monitor bigtroll is broken. Can you up another link please. I originally had the OCZ 4 as my SSD, but after reviewing it again on other sites people said for reliability Samsung is better, more so because the previous OCZ's had issues. But they did say the OCZ is a faster set up. When it comes to the RAM, what kind/speed of Gskill Ares is best for gaming? Finally, I like the full tower because since this is my first build, I will need room to move about or so I think. I guess to just make life easier in building this thing. I was edging towards the Cooler Master case, but I do like the black pearl case to,lol. Well again thanks for the info, any more info is always welcome.
3:the vertex 4 is based off of marvel hardware. its like a crucial m4 but a fair bit faster
4:no you just dont need the space. a R4 can fit everything around and will be easy to build in. plenty of space in the back and huge gromments for putting your psu cables in the back of the case. a full tower could mean the need for many extension cables which will cost you some money
5:the haf x is pretty dated. apparantly very crappy filters.