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Old 06-19-2009, 12:14 AM   #21
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CoolerMaster makes a nice case called the "CM690". I like the features it offers. Some other good manufacturers are ones like Lian-Li and Antec. Search around and make sure you like the price, the features it comes with, cable management, optical/harddrive bays, whether it's windowed or not, I/O options like FireWire and eSATA, and overall visuals. Airflow is another big issue that is commonly neglected in case selections. Make sure the airflow is smooth and that there will be a good way to keep the internal pressure around normal instead of positive or negative. Case material is also very important. I originally bought the Ultra Aluminus because I thought an aluminum case would be like a heat sink all in itself but it has barely made a difference in cooling between my acrylic and my old aluminum case. Plus, it got really dented and beat up from moving it between houses alot. I would suggest steel and SECC cases because they normally look the best and are very sturdy. NZXT is another manufacturer that makes good cases.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:24 AM   #22
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Ok ill check it out ty.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:27 AM   #23
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hey tofu... nice long lasting first thread

ill get you a second opinion build with an amd phenom x4 for you

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.200064
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130468
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171

total: $751.47 (after rebates and shipping)

operating system u can always use windows 7 rc....its orgasmic

also - do you need a keyboard/mouse, speakers, or monitor?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:36 AM   #24
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What is your budget exactly?
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Pro AMD cause their Phenom X4 kicks butt and I pro have a $900-$950 budget, maybe a bit more I'll see.
there u go worship
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #26
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I will need a new moniter, keyboard, and mouse. I can just reuse my speakers
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