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Unread 17th May 2010, 06:01 PM
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Looking for new computer case

I'm upgrading my computer and I am looking for a new case to put my new parts in. I just bought myself a high end power supply and a 9600x gfx card. Neither of which will fit in my current computer.

Anyone happen to have a computer case that might work? Hell...if anyone has an older cooler master for $50 or less, I would gladly take that! Thanks!
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Unread 17th May 2010, 06:18 PM
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I would urge you to consider some of the new NZXT cases: Featured Reviews: Cases
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Unread 17th May 2010, 11:25 PM
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Yeah! I like the hades model. Gonna see what all models I can find and at what prices.
Thanks, Olin!
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Checked out the cases and the other parts after much debate with my dad. And this is all that we have come up with at the moment. What do you think of this build for a start?
Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/2G

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Intel Pentium E6600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80571E6600


EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

Trying to decide between:
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard


Any suggestion between the two? Same price, but need to know which one you would think would work best for my build! At the moment, I don't even need the new ram sticks. I can transfer over my current 2x 1gb ddr2 240 pins to the new setup and give the old computer my old 2x 512 mb 240 pins.
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... At the moment, I don't even need the new ram sticks. I can transfer over my current 2x 1gb ddr2 240 pins to the new setup...
IMO That would be the only reason not to go for DDR3 right away.

Otherwise at your price tag I'd combine an Athlon II X3 with a Socket AM3 motherboard, 2x1GB DDR3 and a XFX Radeon HD 5750 graphics card.

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IMO That would be the only reason not to go for DDR3 right away.

Otherwise at your price tag I'd combine an Athlon II X3 with a Socket AM3 motherboard, 2x1GB DDR3 and a XFX Radeon HD 5750 graphics card.

Cheers
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Yeah! That's a nice idea there...but...I already bought the video card and power supply. Just need the case, mb, and the processor. I think it's a pretty good setup. Should be fine, or at least I think so!
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Why not a Quad-core Athlon 635 paired up with a 785G chipset with DDR2 support? Should be around the same price, but adds two more cores.
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everyone is obsessed with the ati cards. I bought one once ...... wasn't impressed.
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I agree with this setup:

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Why not a Quad-core Athlon 635 paired up with a 785G chipset with DDR2 support? Should be around the same price, but adds two more cores.
Even better, get a black edition triple core along with one of the 785-series motherboards.
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Didn't they discontinue the 720BE? Last time I saw it on Newegg it was OEM for basically the price of its retail version, and had some reviews saying it wasn't the Black Edition part.

Daryl, I believe it's because of the new fabrication process. The 40nm puts a dent in the temperatures and power output, as well as takes down the price. I could basically get a 5770 that performs on par with my GTX 260, runs cooler, uses half the power, is 2 inches shorter, and costs $50 less than what I paid.
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