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December 25, 2012 5:10:10 PM

I have been looking through computer cases and there are soooooo many to chose from. I have sort of decided on my build, im buying most of the parts tomorow:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34380 - 2tb hard drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71916&promoid=1033 - Ocz agility ssd

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38114 - gskill 2133hz ram

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33765 - corsaire liquid cooling

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/BDL_3570K_Z77VLK - i5-3570k + asus mobo

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/zotac-zotac-gefo... - zotac gtx680 gpu

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... - 1000w antec power supply

I see about 15 cases that are on sale atm, and if you want i can post few but didnt wanna spam. But what do you think will mid-Tower be enough or go for full-tower for sure? Extra $$ is not a problem for me.

Help me out here guys, im losing my mind :D 
December 25, 2012 5:22:25 PM

gskill 2133hz ram is a NO for intel build
go for ddr3 1600 :) 

full-tower is good for SLI in the future as it provides more spaces for air flow

people will not recommend you corsair liquid cooling or any liquid from any brand
but if you realy realy want it, you pick wrong h100 dude... it should be h100i <-- i for current updated series :) 
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December 25, 2012 5:25:39 PM

I dont really understand that part with ram, I guess I will look it up. Its been a long time since I built a PC rig :) 
So since I am planning on SLI in future im gonna go with full tower then. Any1 has any brand preferences or any suggestion on which case to take?
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December 25, 2012 5:47:49 PM

I own and really love the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
Of course if you really want you can even move up in models as you said cash isn't a problem. I can not speak highly enough about this case! I really think you will like it for a build. As far as the ram goes, I am assuming that the I5 only allows for 1600 mhz ram, so anything higher is basically a waste of cash as the proc will auto downclock it, I believe.
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December 25, 2012 5:51:05 PM

Thx for the feedback, I ordered H100 for ncix now. Didnt see the in mail rebate they had. I alrdy ordered zotac gtx680, I have been loking benchmarks and it is not a big difference and I am planning on going SLI when this gpu cant handle my needs.

Any comments for case? :D 
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December 25, 2012 5:56:32 PM

ok, well, for starters, what do you want in your case?

Some suggestions:

Bitfenix Shinobi XL
NZXT Switch 810
Cooler Master storm trooper/stryker
Cooler Master HAF X
Corsair 650D
Fractal Design Define R3/4
Antec Eleven Hundred
NZXT Phantom EATX
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December 25, 2012 6:16:02 PM

From what I've heard, and seen on TTL's review, the 800D has poor airflow.
I'm probably going to use the Storm Stryker in my upcoming build, and TTL seemed very fond of it.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/376822-31-thoughts-po...
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December 25, 2012 6:22:31 PM

Since I dont need to order in the Cooler Master case im probably gonna buy that tomorow at memoryexpress. Also it looks cooler :) 
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December 25, 2012 6:42:59 PM

Shipping is 25$ for the case so I save only 5$ on the case.
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December 25, 2012 6:46:49 PM

oh damn, just realized they are out of stock... ncix it is...
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December 25, 2012 6:57:45 PM

Best answer selected by tzarlazar.
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December 25, 2012 7:01:49 PM

tzarlazar said:
Shipping is 25$ for the case so I save only 5$ on the case.

But you can pick up in store. And the $25 I believe is express shipping.
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December 27, 2012 6:04:25 PM

Well I live in Alberta, they dont have ncix here unfortunately. Its cheaper for most of the parts, but then with shipping it gets almost even with memory express where I can pick it up in store.
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