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October 14, 2012 12:07:09 AM

I have this build currently
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1091.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

And I can't decide on a case I have it narrowed it down to the HAF 922, CM 690II, Corsair 400r/500r, or the NZXT Phantom. I think they are all very nice looking cases which has the best upside to it though?

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October 14, 2012 4:32:38 AM

liltwizzler said:
I have this build currently
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k5yl/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1091.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

And I can't decide on a case I have it narrowed it down to the HAF 922, CM 690II, Corsair 400r/500r, or the NZXT Phantom. I think they are all very nice looking cases which has the best upside to it though?






I am fan of NZXT cases because of their sleek designs! But i've heard that cooler master cases have better airflow! Goodluck on choosing! :) 
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October 14, 2012 4:34:48 AM

I would vote for the Corsair Carbide 500R or the NZXT Phantom :)  I personally dislike how the Cooler Master HAF series look, so they won't get my vote :lol: 

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October 14, 2012 5:07:58 AM

Haha I personally love the HaF series look ;( It feels like I am a minority, but I narrowed it down between the 500r and 922!
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October 14, 2012 5:08:41 AM

RamjoTejada said:
I am fan of NZXT cases because of their sleek designs! But i've heard that cooler master cases have better airflow! Goodluck on choosing! :) 


Ya the NZXT Cases look really nice, but at the same time look kind of cheap and finger print magnets.
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October 14, 2012 5:13:10 AM

:lol:  The HAF series are great in terms of cooling, I'll give them that :)  However, the one thing I dislike about them are the lack of air filters. (I believe the 500R lacked air filters as well so I guess they're tied)

Out of the two cases, I would probably choose the 500R. It has rubber gromits to more effectively hide cables, and well, I just like the looks :lol:  You also have the option of removing both drive cages if you wished to have direct airflow over your GPU's, something I'm not sure if the HAF 922 offers.

Long story short, both are great cases :)  You can't go wrong with either!
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October 14, 2012 5:14:53 AM

liltwizzler said:
Ya the NZXT Cases look really nice, but at the same time look kind of cheap and finger print magnets.



In that case, go for the 500r! simple and elegant looking. Corsairs are always worth the money anyway. GOODLUCK!
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October 14, 2012 4:50:25 PM

Best answer selected by liltwizzler.
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October 14, 2012 4:50:59 PM

mocchan said:
:lol:  The HAF series are great in terms of cooling, I'll give them that :)  However, the one thing I dislike about them are the lack of air filters. (I believe the 500R lacked air filters as well so I guess they're tied)

Out of the two cases, I would probably choose the 500R. It has rubber gromits to more effectively hide cables, and well, I just like the looks :lol:  You also have the option of removing both drive cages if you wished to have direct airflow over your GPU's, something I'm not sure if the HAF 922 offers.

Long story short, both are great cases :)  You can't go wrong with either!


Thanks, I think I'm sold on the Haf 922 I personally think it looks great. Thanks for all the help everyone!
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