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Quality Case for $60 or Less

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January 1, 2013 2:55:33 PM

So I have my build basically done, except for the case. I'm looking to overclock so I recently added a cooling system but, since I'm new to the PC building scene, I'm not sure if the case has to be special in order to accommodate the cooling. Here's my build so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.85 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $656.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 11:52 EST-0500)

I'm not looking to go over $720 total, so could you guys help me choose a quality case? Thanks in advance!

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a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 4:00:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vjzA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vjzA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vjzA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $686.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 13:00 EST-0500)

better build and better motherboard since with the b75 ur limited with overclocking :) 

also this ps is alot better :) 

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January 1, 2013 4:14:55 PM

Thanks, didn't realize that about the mobo.
I noticed that case didn't have USB 3.0 but the motherboard you recommended does. Do you think it's worth it to spend extra on the USB 3.0 or should I go with the case you recommended? Would this case work if USB 3.0 was recommended? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-case-tc128
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January 1, 2013 5:24:45 PM

eh if u need more usb ports i guess, if not the merc is good :) 



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