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October 14, 2012 5:50:03 AM

This is my first computer build and I keep switching the case I want,gpu,everything lol. I think I finally found a couple things I am sure about getting. I just want to make sue there is no major concerns with any of these before I buy them.

Case:

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Only problem is I don't think it comes with dust filters. And those are a MUST for me since I have 2 cats living in my room. However I saw that they sell dust filters for different fan sizes on amazon. Are these filters generic that will fit almost every case?

Also the fan on the front is 120mm and not LED. I would like to replace that with a 140mm LED,but how do I know if it's an intake or exhaust fan? (sorry I'm very new to this) I will also just put the 120mm from the front somewhere else in the case so it don't go to waste.


Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Have a couple questions if someone can help me answer them also:

Is it a good idea to buy video cards that are already overclocked a bit. I don't want to actually do any overclocking myself so I'm thinking this is a good idea.

Having a HORRIFIC time picking out a monitor. I'm being so picky >< I would like between 23"and 25",with less than 5ms response time.(preferably 2-3 because I heard 1 or 2 people see a bit of ghosting while playing diablo 3,which I will be playing) I've seen a few that have all of my specifications,I just don't know the difference between them all really. Price range for this is $150-$220)


Thanks guys for the help <3 (even if you only help with 1 or 2 things I greatly appreciate it.)

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October 14, 2012 6:02:23 AM

You can get generic filters that can be screwed to the fan itself. Its only worth putting dust filters on intake fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I suspect the mesh on the front intake will act as a filter as well.

With a standard case, front and side fans are intake, back and top are exhaust. Whether it intakes or exhausts is just a matter of which way you screw it in.
Should be markings on the frame as to which direction it blows, or just plug it and and feel which way.

If you are really averse to overclocking yourself, then a factory OC'd card is worth it. If you are willing, then getting the standard card then clocking it yourself is the better option.

Monitors I'm not entirely knowledgeable in, like you I just know the basics of what to look for. So not much help from me here.
Look for VESA mounting on the monitors as well. Gives you better options later if you decide to mount it to a wall or aftermarket stand later.
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October 14, 2012 6:06:20 AM

manofchalk said:
You can get generic filters that can be screwed to the fan itself. Its only worth putting dust filters on intake fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I suspect the mesh on the front intake will act as a filter as well.

With a standard case, front and side fans are intake, back and top are exhaust. Whether it intakes or exhausts is just a matter of which way you screw it in.
Should be markings on the frame as to which direction it blows, or just plug it and and feel which way.

If you are really averse to overclocking yourself, then a factory OC'd card is worth it. If you are willing, then getting the standard card then clocking it yourself is the better option.

Monitors I'm not entirely knowledgeable in, like you I just know the basics of what to look for. So not much help from me here.
Look for VESA mounting on the monitors as well. Gives you better options later if you decide to mount it to a wall or aftermarket stand later.


Aweomse help! Thanks much for the input.

I'll try to do that then. Intake in front and sides and hopefully I can get enough exhaust from the top and back fans to get all the cat hair that floats around my room out.
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October 14, 2012 11:00:14 PM

Also,are the filters that you can screw on to the fan as good as the ones that already come in most cases?
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