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February 12, 2013 10:52:53 PM

So am going to be building my first gaming pc in a bout a month now and i'm stumped on good (cheap) cases that have a lot of room for cable management and good airflow. Also if there is anyway i can improve this build without increasing the price please let me know.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $796.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 19:52 EST-0500)

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February 12, 2013 11:00:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $867.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 19:58 EST-0500)

add case and better PSU tx 650 v2 is the same seasonic build :)  similar price and match the case corsair 300R

btw this etup only works if you buy at microcenter because of cheap price, if not, it will be a lot higher
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February 12, 2013 11:03:38 PM

Everything is pretty good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $825.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 20:02 EST-0500)

Get the Source 220. It's one of the best cases for $50. :) 

Got a cheaper Rosewill Green PSU which is one of the best PSUs for the price :) . Although, yours is still good.
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February 12, 2013 11:08:15 PM

cutebeans said:
Everything is pretty good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $825.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 20:02 EST-0500)

Get the Source 220. It's one of the best cases for $50. :) 

Got a cheaper Rosewill Green PSU which is one of the best PSUs for the price :) . Although, yours is still good.

So it won't crap the bed the first week i get it? xD Plus i didnt mean to get cpu from microcenter it just changes it for some reason.
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February 12, 2013 11:13:25 PM

It's decent, it's made by atng, the xfx or the corsair are made by seasonic, better internal parts, and quality.
So you might want to stay with those, the corsair is now less then 60$ after promo code and rebate, see the link of AMD Radeon, to the corsair TX650 V2.
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February 12, 2013 11:28:37 PM

djangoringo said:
It's decent, it's made by atng, the xfx or the corsair are made by seasonic, better internal parts, and quality.
So you might want to stay with those, the corsair is now less then 60$ after promo code and rebate, see the link of AMD Radeon, to the corsair TX650 V2.

Oh well that's unfortunate i don't have the money for the psu atm
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February 12, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Hahaha the Rosewill Green series is one of the few good rosewill PSUs out there.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S...

Gold Award for price/performance when it was $70. Now it's only $45. What more do you want :) )

NZXT Source 220. Get it. Really nice. NZXT is one of the few case makers that really listen to their customers.
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February 12, 2013 11:38:17 PM

Yes, it's decent, but not as good as the seasonic units, not as efficient as those.
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February 13, 2013 12:06:38 AM

Seasonic is pretty good but the prices are expensive compared to good brands as well.

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February 13, 2013 12:15:30 AM

When i said seasonic units, it was in mention to the corsair TX V2 and the xfx, yes, they're more expensive, but if you can afford it, it's a good choice.
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