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Case for this $1,200 Custom Gaming PC

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October 13, 2012 6:37:07 PM

So, I have been working on this build for awhile now:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1307.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I just wanted to make sure all the parts look good and that I can start ordering them. I am just concerned about the case i chose. Is it excessive? If I get a cheaper one will I be losing much? The actual case I am looking at wasn't listed but here it is:

So, please be critical on the build and let me know if I should change anything. Please suggests equivalent cases for cheaper if possible.


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October 13, 2012 6:51:30 PM

aznshinobi said:
Looks solid! Definitely a great build.

The case is a little excessive but if you like it then it's fine I guess. I'd get this case however, great budget case and aesthetically it looks nice still.

Yes, originally I was going to get the 400R, but for an extra $40 I think I want to go with the 600T just because of looks (and the top 200mm fan).
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October 13, 2012 6:52:40 PM

Then your choice, good luck
October 13, 2012 6:56:46 PM

aznshinobi said:
Then your choice, good luck

Thanks, and I still may go with the 400R it is very close. Just need to decide if it's worth it for me.
October 13, 2012 7:20:27 PM

I have a Corsair 600t in white.I feel it's worth the price difference over the 400r. The 600 has much better cooling and has far more room in the case making the build and wire management much easier.