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Old 06-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Any particular case I should buy?

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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

How concerned should I be about cooling? Will I need more than a rear cooling fan. Any suggestion as to which case I should buy?

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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You shouldn't be too concerned about cooling, the SB series are good for running pretty cool. What's confusing me is why you would choose that board and chip, then that low end card? You should look more in the 5770/5870 - 6850/6870 and so on.


as for cases, antec three hundred is a nice one to look at.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Sorry, I copied the wrong text. I got the MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:03 PM   #4
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I was amazed at the TINY stock heatsink that came on the i7 2600k we bought at work recently, but it's more than enough to keep the chip cool. You should be fine as long as your case has some good air flow. The video card is also fine.
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Default Re: Any particular case I should buy?

What's your budget for a case?

The K62 is a good case for the money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239
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If you have the money I highly recommend my current case the Cooler Master Haf-X. Very clean layout and easy to work with. Also keeps your internals ice cold with the proper fans, speed control, and mounting procedures. Downside is its a $200 case.

For a budget case I would recommend the standard in case usage the Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel Mid Tower. See the link below for its price on newegg.com, it is truly a great starter case.
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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I own the Antec 900, it is a very nice case. I've had it for over 2 years and all the original fans/LED's are still working.
The only down side is that its an old case, so it's not painted on the inside.
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i would Agreed Coolmasters HafX is awesome case.
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the HAF-X is okay as long as you don't mind your case looking like some kind of space-age server box. Also, if you have alot of room to allow it to sit without clogging the place up. I've got the 922 (which i believe is smaller) and it seriously takes up some space in here. Then again, there are three or four towers around at any one time.

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Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel &#47; Plastic Computer Case
Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K56 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic &#43; Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - NZXT Guardian 921 RB 921RB-001-RD Black SECC steel chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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