What case for this rig ?
Hi guys,

I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:
Thanks

I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)
I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is [U]performance[/U], [U]cost saving[/U] and [U]ease of access[/U]. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.
Anything else I should specify ?

[B]CPU: [/B]i7 2600K
[B]Mobo: [/B]ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
[B]GPU:[/B] AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)
[B]Memory: [/B]8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)
[B]Hard drive:[/B] 160Gb SDD
[B]PSU:[/B] SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050
[B]OS: [/B]Win7 64bit
[B]Monitor:[/B] Asus VG236HE
[B]Cooling: [/B] ????
[B]Case: [/B] ????
Hi guys,



I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:

Thanks



I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)

I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is performance, cost saving and ease of access. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.

Anything else I should specify ?



CPU: i7 2600K

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)

Memory: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)

Hard drive: 160Gb SDD

PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050

OS: Win7 64bit

Monitor: Asus VG236HE

Cooling: ????

Case: ????

#1
Posted 02/05/2012 12:54 AM   
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this is not an AMD forum, if you were using Nvidia gpu's you would be in the correct forum
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this is not an AMD forum, if you were using Nvidia gpu's you would be in the correct forum

Corsair C70 case, ASUS Sabertooth X58,Intel i7 970 6 core cpu, 24gigs Avant memory, PNY GTX 680 4GB, Corsair AX1200 psu with sleeved cables, Sound Blaster Z, 2 LG Blu-Ray, 2 Crucial M500 120GB SSD, 1 Seagate 500GB HDD, 1 Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB HDD, Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard, Corsair M65 mouse, Xbox 360 controller, Logitech 5.1 speakers, LG 27" IPS LED monitor, 3 Noctua 120mm fans, 2 Noctua 140mm fans, 1 Noctua 92mm fan, Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO cpu cooler. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. GPU has a small overclock by me.

#2
Posted 02/05/2012 04:05 AM   
[quote name='JLH' date='04 February 2012 - 11:05 PM' timestamp='1328414737' post='1365297']
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this is not an AMD forum, if you were using Nvidia gpu's you would be in the correct forum
[/quote]

What's wrong with having AMD gpu... all I want is good knowledged ppl. If you're a Nvidia preacher, just hate me..
[quote name='JLH' date='04 February 2012 - 11:05 PM' timestamp='1328414737' post='1365297']

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this is not an AMD forum, if you were using Nvidia gpu's you would be in the correct forum





What's wrong with having AMD gpu... all I want is good knowledged ppl. If you're a Nvidia preacher, just hate me..

#3
Posted 02/05/2012 04:27 AM   
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 08:27 PM' timestamp='1328416054' post='1365308']
What's wrong with having AMD gpu... all I want is good knowledged ppl. If you're a Nvidia preacher, just hate me..
[/quote]
nothing is wrong with AMD but you should ask on an AMD forum so they can help you better if you have any gpu questions.
for cooling your cpu i use air cooling and just use a 120mm fan cooler that has at least 4 heat pipes as mine does and my cpu is 16c to 22c at idle as it has 6 cores and not all cores have the same temp, and at load it is 48c to 59c some cores are hotter then others. for a case i allways choose full towers with good wire managment as wires in the way can cause your fans air flow to go wild all over the case and not cool very well, Coolermaster and Corsair are very good cases, coolermaster will cost less then corsair.
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 08:27 PM' timestamp='1328416054' post='1365308']

What's wrong with having AMD gpu... all I want is good knowledged ppl. If you're a Nvidia preacher, just hate me..



nothing is wrong with AMD but you should ask on an AMD forum so they can help you better if you have any gpu questions.

for cooling your cpu i use air cooling and just use a 120mm fan cooler that has at least 4 heat pipes as mine does and my cpu is 16c to 22c at idle as it has 6 cores and not all cores have the same temp, and at load it is 48c to 59c some cores are hotter then others. for a case i allways choose full towers with good wire managment as wires in the way can cause your fans air flow to go wild all over the case and not cool very well, Coolermaster and Corsair are very good cases, coolermaster will cost less then corsair.

Corsair C70 case, ASUS Sabertooth X58,Intel i7 970 6 core cpu, 24gigs Avant memory, PNY GTX 680 4GB, Corsair AX1200 psu with sleeved cables, Sound Blaster Z, 2 LG Blu-Ray, 2 Crucial M500 120GB SSD, 1 Seagate 500GB HDD, 1 Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB HDD, Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard, Corsair M65 mouse, Xbox 360 controller, Logitech 5.1 speakers, LG 27" IPS LED monitor, 3 Noctua 120mm fans, 2 Noctua 140mm fans, 1 Noctua 92mm fan, Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO cpu cooler. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. GPU has a small overclock by me.

#4
Posted 02/05/2012 04:35 AM   
[quote name='JLH' date='04 February 2012 - 11:35 PM' timestamp='1328416530' post='1365312']
nothing is wrong with AMD but you should ask on an AMD forum so they can help you better if you have any gpu questions.
for cooling your cpu i use air cooling and just use a 120mm fan cooler that has at least 4 heat pipes as mine does and my cpu is 16c to 22c at idle as it has 6 cores and not all cores have the same temp, and at load it is 48c to 59c some cores are hotter then others. for a case i allways choose full towers with good wire managment as wires in the way can cause your fans air flow to go wild all over the case and not cool very well, Coolermaster and Corsair are very good cases, coolermaster will cost less then corsair.
[/quote]

Great thanks
[quote name='JLH' date='04 February 2012 - 11:35 PM' timestamp='1328416530' post='1365312']

nothing is wrong with AMD but you should ask on an AMD forum so they can help you better if you have any gpu questions.

for cooling your cpu i use air cooling and just use a 120mm fan cooler that has at least 4 heat pipes as mine does and my cpu is 16c to 22c at idle as it has 6 cores and not all cores have the same temp, and at load it is 48c to 59c some cores are hotter then others. for a case i allways choose full towers with good wire managment as wires in the way can cause your fans air flow to go wild all over the case and not cool very well, Coolermaster and Corsair are very good cases, coolermaster will cost less then corsair.





Great thanks

#5
Posted 02/05/2012 04:39 AM   
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='05 February 2012 - 12:54 AM' timestamp='1328403296' post='1365254']
Hi guys,

I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:
Thanks

I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)
I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is [U]performance[/U], [U]cost saving[/U] and [U]ease of access[/U]. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.
Anything else I should specify ?

[B]CPU: [/B]i7 2600K
[B]Mobo: [/B]ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
[B]GPU:[/B] AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)
[B]Memory: [/B]8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)
[B]Hard drive:[/B] 160Gb SDD
[B]PSU:[/B] SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050
[B]OS: [/B]Win7 64bit
[B]Monitor:[/B] Asus VG236HE
[B]Cooling: [/B] ????
[B]Case: [/B] ????
[/quote]


Well i would say a coolermaster HAF X 942 case as it is a huge case, great for cable management,plenty of space and it also has a red fan on the front to match the ati colour scheme :)
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='05 February 2012 - 12:54 AM' timestamp='1328403296' post='1365254']

Hi guys,



I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:

Thanks



I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)

I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is performance, cost saving and ease of access. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.

Anything else I should specify ?



CPU: i7 2600K

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)

Memory: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)

Hard drive: 160Gb SDD

PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050

OS: Win7 64bit

Monitor: Asus VG236HE

Cooling: ????

Case: ????







Well i would say a coolermaster HAF X 942 case as it is a huge case, great for cable management,plenty of space and it also has a red fan on the front to match the ati colour scheme :)

CPU- Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz @ 4.8ghz
Motherboard- Asrock z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Graphics- MSI GTX 780 Lightning LE
Memory- 8 GIG DDR3 (1600mhz)
Hard drives- 3x Sata (1x 320gig,1 x 640,1x 1TB)
OS- Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Case- Cooler Master HAF-X 942
PSU- Hiper Type-M 880w (HPU-4M880-PS).

#6
Posted 02/23/2012 10:54 PM   
Go with Corsair 600T ( you can't go wrong with this awesome case [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif[/img] ). If you're on budget go with a Coolermaster HAF 912 case [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/happy.gif[/img]
Go with Corsair 600T ( you can't go wrong with this awesome case Image ). If you're on budget go with a Coolermaster HAF 912 case Image

:: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.2GHz :: Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling ::

:: GiGaByte Z68XP-UD4 :: 16GB 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance :: Nvidia GTX 560Ti ::

:: 120GB OCZ Agility3 :: 2TB Western Digital :: Corsair HX850 PSU :: Corsair 600T Mesh ::

#7
Posted 02/26/2012 06:02 AM   
Not a preacher (or a retailer) here but something you might want to consider is [i]Not[/i] skimping on the chassis you choose...which if chosen carefully can last years and years of system upgrades/rebuilds.
I'm still looking for a justification to replace mine and can't find one.

Advise looking into [url="http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases.html"]Corsair[/url]s Or [url="http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=start&category=2&prod="]Fractal Design[/url]s catalogs for a start. Can't go wrong with any of them...and hardly a gaudy LED fan or unnecessary recess in sight.
Not a preacher (or a retailer) here but something you might want to consider is Not skimping on the chassis you choose...which if chosen carefully can last years and years of system upgrades/rebuilds.

I'm still looking for a justification to replace mine and can't find one.



Advise looking into Corsairs Or Fractal Designs catalogs for a start. Can't go wrong with any of them...and hardly a gaudy LED fan or unnecessary recess in sight.

Intel i7-2600K, Coolermaster Hyper212 Plus (2x 120mm P/P), ASUS Sabertooth P67(R3-v2103), 4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866, Intel 510 Series 120GB, 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB, EVGA 03G-P3-1584 GTX580 (v295.73), ASUS BW-12B1ST, CoolerMaster Silent Pro M1000, Corsair 300R (Modified), Viewsonic/Optiquest Q22wb, Microsoft Sidewinder X4, Logitech G300, Razer Nostromo, Dell MMS 5650 5.1

#8
Posted 02/26/2012 06:43 AM   
Cooler Master 932 [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif[/img]
[img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af162/jessemitchell25/IMG_0493.jpg[/img]
Cooler Master 932 Image

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CM HAF 932 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme- Intel i7 3930K - Mushkin Redline 16GB 2133 - Antec HCP 1200kw - Galaxy GTX 670 3 way SLI - 2 WD 1TB Black,WD 640GB Black, WD SSD 64GB - Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme - ASUS 24x - Logitech G9 - Logitech G105 - I INC 28" Monitor at 1920 X 1200 (Native) Wow Gaming is great! Speakers - Logitech 530's - Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

Posted by Rsabatino, techjesse you are the people's champ of overclocking

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#9
Posted 02/26/2012 07:58 AM   
JLH, you need to learn to be nice dude. That was just plain rude.

To the original poster: If you're okay with dusting regularly, the Antec LanBoy Air has great airflow & cooling for Dual/Tri-Card setups. I love this case. It's portable if needed, sturdy, mod-able & has great airflow... the only major minus is it's a bit of a dust magnet.
JLH, you need to learn to be nice dude. That was just plain rude.



To the original poster: If you're okay with dusting regularly, the Antec LanBoy Air has great airflow & cooling for Dual/Tri-Card setups. I love this case. It's portable if needed, sturdy, mod-able & has great airflow... the only major minus is it's a bit of a dust magnet.



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#10
Posted 02/26/2012 08:31 AM   
Hey gtxmarcc, What case did you pick? TJ
Hey gtxmarcc, What case did you pick? TJ

CM HAF 932 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme- Intel i7 3930K - Mushkin Redline 16GB 2133 - Antec HCP 1200kw - Galaxy GTX 670 3 way SLI - 2 WD 1TB Black,WD 640GB Black, WD SSD 64GB - Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme - ASUS 24x - Logitech G9 - Logitech G105 - I INC 28" Monitor at 1920 X 1200 (Native) Wow Gaming is great! Speakers - Logitech 530's - Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

Posted by Rsabatino, techjesse you are the people's champ of overclocking

Vantage P70249ORB
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#11
Posted 02/26/2012 08:41 PM   
nzxt phantom is a decent case series.
nzxt phantom is a decent case series.

Practice good sportsmanship, you were a noob once to!



SPEC's

i5 2500k @ 4.3GHz cooled by a Corsair H60

8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram

Asus RoG Maximus V Extreme

850w OCZ 80+ Gold

3gb Asus hd7950 + 3gb Sapphire Vapor-X HD7950

Win7 professional 64 bit

1TB Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD

120GB OCZ SSD

#12
Posted 03/23/2012 10:54 AM   
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 06:54 PM' timestamp='1328403296' post='1365254']
Hi guys,

I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:
Thanks

I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)
I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is [U]performance[/U], [U]cost saving[/U] and [U]ease of access[/U]. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.
Anything else I should specify ?

[B]CPU: [/B]i7 2600K
[B]Mobo: [/B]ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
[B]GPU:[/B] AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)
[B]Memory: [/B]8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)
[B]Hard drive:[/B] 160Gb SDD
[B]PSU:[/B] SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050
[B]OS: [/B]Win7 64bit
[B]Monitor:[/B] Asus VG236HE
[B]Cooling: [/B] ????
[B]Case: [/B] ????
[/quote]
have you look at the corsairs 650??
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 06:54 PM' timestamp='1328403296' post='1365254']

Hi guys,



I have absolutely zero knowledge in casing so I'll need your help choosingone for this new rig I'm building right now:

Thanks



I would like the most discreet case possible. (plain black or something like that)

I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care of for this case is performance, cost saving and ease of access. It can be silent but it's really not a big deal.

Anything else I should specify ?



CPU: i7 2600K

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)

Memory: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)

Hard drive: 160Gb SDD

PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050

OS: Win7 64bit

Monitor: Asus VG236HE

Cooling: ????

Case: ????



have you look at the corsairs 650??

i5 3570k 4.4 Ghz
h100
msi mpower z77 motherboard
2x gtx 580's
8 gb g skill aeres ram 1600
850 wt psu nzxt
haf x with all 200mm fans
Windows 8 pro 64 bit
3 monitors samsung sa300
logitech g510
cyborg rat 7

#13
Posted 05/13/2012 05:20 AM   
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