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Please help me decide on a stylish TJ04B-E or FT03 Gaming rig

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August 27, 2012 8:34:47 AM

Dear community,

Please help me out on deciding my case and interior for a new gaming rig that packs a punch but also pleases the eye.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week
Budget Range: anything within 300$ price range of current parts
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, heavy surfing and some photo editing (lightroom)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Location: Netherlands (don't worry about availability)
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: Yes, a little
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Looking for 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Aesthetically pleasing, see casing options. I'd also like periferals (mouse, keyboard, monitor) to match the case and eachother if possible.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: New pc

Silverstone FT03-mini (black/silver) or Silverstone FT03 (black/silver)

MOBO: Asus P8Z77-I-Deluxe
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
COOL: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
MEM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9
SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200
PSU: SilverStone ST45SF 450W

DISPLAY: Dell Ultrasharp U2412M or Samsung SyncMaster S24B350H
MOUSE: Undecided
KEYBOARD: Undecided

1. Will there be any heating issues with the FT03-mini compared to the regular FT03
2. Is there any interior part you think needs replacing
3. I'm looking for peripherals (mouse/keyboard/display) to match my case. So either black or silver brushed/sanded aluminium
August 27, 2012 10:24:35 AM

1. Yes ofcourse.

2. Thats personal preference.

3. Its good as it is. Just get the 670 from Asus, they have great cooling.

4. No.

5. Again, perrsonal preference.
August 27, 2012 2:57:48 PM

Updated setup to FT03-(mini), updated mobo and added PSU let me know what you think
August 28, 2012 9:53:12 AM

1. Well, the smaller case has less room for air, thus possibly more heating issues.

2. Get a 670 from Asus, Gigabyte or MSI. They have great coolers and most already come OCed. 450W will barely do it. Get a 600W PSU, just to be on the safe side.

3. Again, thats personal preference.