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Need a case & PS. Also, comments on my build.

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November 27, 2012 2:38:25 PM

Hello, I'm designing a pc for my son for Christmas. He does a lot of gaming primarily and I want to be able to get him a box that will at least let him play any game. I'm going to list all the parts I've ordered on newegg this weekend and would appreciate any comments. Also, I need a case and power supply for all this. I'm thinking I need usb 3.0 on front as well. I have about 50$ left on my budget and it looks like I'll go over because I still need : Case, Power, Optical drive (blu-ray writer)?, network card. Is there anything else I'm missing? Thanks for the help.

Does everything look like it goes together??


SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 $139.00 and a $15 rebate
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 $104.00
Arctic CPU Cooler $7.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 $99.00
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM $69.99
Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo (K350 + M510) $29.99
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $ Free with MOBO
1 x XIGMATEK Cooling System Crystal Series CLF-F1451 140mm Blue LED Case Fan PSU Molex Adapter/extender included $7.99

Total so far: $460.93

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November 27, 2012 4:10:45 PM

I can go as far over as I am willing to get yelled at by my wife. :D  Probably no more than $100. I just picked up an ASUS 24X Sata DVD burner for 19.99 on newegg as well. Was really wanting blu-ray but I don't know if that is where we need to be sinking in the $$$ right now. My video card looks to have a six pin connector so I'm guessing I have to look for a power supply with that as well. Thanks about the network, I didn't know that. Right now I'm using a homeplug to go into his box so really don't need wifi.

That case doesn't have usb 3.0 up front. I'm really not even sure what 3.0 is used for but I don't want to be behind before I even finish the build.
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November 27, 2012 4:17:39 PM

PHANTOM 410.

Best looking case out there by far (Other than the Phantom 820!)
November 27, 2012 5:50:43 PM

HogCooter said:
I can go as far over as I am willing to get yelled at by my wife. :D  Probably no more than $100. I just picked up an ASUS 24X Sata DVD burner for 19.99 on newegg as well. Was really wanting blu-ray but I don't know if that is where we need to be sinking in the $$$ right now. My video card looks to have a six pin connector so I'm guessing I have to look for a power supply with that as well. Thanks about the network, I didn't know that. Right now I'm using a homeplug to go into his box so really don't need wifi.

That case doesn't have usb 3.0 up front. I'm really not even sure what 3.0 is used for but I don't want to be behind before I even finish the build.

3.0 is faster transfer speeds from usb drives and things of that nature, it has the 3.0 ports on top along with 2.0 and audio jacks
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