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November 17, 2012 1:11:01 PM

Hello i have nearly finished building my computer and here is the case i am thinking of getting:

Xclio Nighthawk
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xclio-nighthawk-mid-towe...

What are your thoughts on this case? Will it be big enough to fit a 7950 3GB GPU inside it? I also might be getting a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler for my CPU, will it also fit into the case?

Thanks in advance.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 2:14:40 PM

After a few research, yes a 212 EVO would fit provided you remove the side fan.
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November 17, 2012 2:41:37 PM

Would it be worth paying the extra monies for this case? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z9-Plus-Midi-Tower/dp/B0... because i am on a really tight budget, if i get the Xclio Nighthawk, it will allow me to get i5-3570K+EVO+7950 3GB but if i get the Zalman Z9 Plus, i will have to get an i5-3470 stead of the 3570K.
Thanks for the answers btw, mrdowntownkiller, does that case have good airflow and have you personally used it before?
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 2:57:53 PM

What exactly is your build? The 3570K is an unlocked CPU. The only reason to get it is if you're going to OC.
November 17, 2012 3:07:57 PM

This is my original build:

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus (£44.99)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 (£143.38)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H (£77.69)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz (£28.50)
HDD: Western Digital Cavier Blue 500GB (£46.64)
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7950 3GB (£219.35)
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (£49.99)
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD Writer 22x (£11.96)

And if i change my case to the Xclio Nighthawk i will be able to get an i5-3570K+Hyper 212 EVO cooler. But i'm not entirely sure if it's a good case...
November 17, 2012 3:20:14 PM

mrdowntownkiller, the website says that it comes with 2 120mm fans, i am not able to buy any extra fans so will 2 fans be enough for good airflow?
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 4:32:40 PM

for your build right now without overclocking it's OK , anyway we are in winter now seriously you don't need that much airflow now :)  anyway a month or week later you can add 2 more fans for 15 pounds its not that big deal.
November 17, 2012 4:37:19 PM

I am thinking of changing my i5-3470 to an i5-3570K but not buy a cooler at the moment and buy one later when i have the money, is this a good idea?
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 6:26:37 PM

not so worthy in gaming you will just gain a couple of fps in games not more.
November 17, 2012 6:37:06 PM

Even if i overclock the i5-3570K to like 4.0GHz+ it won't benefit gaming much?
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 9:03:57 PM

yes maybe 3 or 4 more fps.
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