First Build; Need a Case and an Optical Drive

I'm building my first computer and need some help picking out a few parts. Here is my build so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge

RAM (16GB): G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

SSD: Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series 430W ATX12V

^ All of this is pretty much decided upon. I don't think I need help with that.
However, I do still need a case and an optical drive. There's a million choices when it comes to cases and I can't decide on one so I'd appreciate someone just picking something for me that would pair well with my other parts--preferably one priced around $50 - $60. And then a recommendation for a good optical drive, I would appreciate, as well.

Thanks!
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  1. No graphics card??? What will you use this build for??
  2. I don't play many games so I don't believe I really need a dedicated video-card as the CPU has integrated graphics. And I will use it for some video-editing, and computer programming as I will be a computer science major next semester.
  3. bolverk said:
    I don't play many games so I don't believe I really need a dedicated video-card as the CPU has integrated graphics. And I will use it for some video-editing, and computer programming as I will be a computer science major next semester.


    You may want to consider a higher wattage PSU so that if the integrated graphics is not good enough(which im sure will be the case) you can add a graphcis card.

    As for an optical drive, i believe in LG drives are realiable, samsung sucks with DVD drives... Dont bother with blu-ray.

    For a case... Hmmmm... Lets see....
  4. Okay fine I did more research on it and I agree I'll need a graphics card. But how much more wattage would I need in my power supply? And do you have any recommendations for a relatively inexpensive graphics card?

    Thanks!
  5. Well you could get the HD7770. Then you would just need a 500W and that would still leave you with proper headroom...

    This :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102993

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102993
  6. The PSU is very low and I agree, a LG optical drive is great. I have the x22 DVD-RW drive.
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