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Seems like alot of you don't know, the antec 902 has dust filters as well (2 front, 1 side). It as cutouts for cable mgmt. It has turn-nob fan controls for the 2 front 120mm fans. Fan controls for the top 200mm and rear 120mm fan. It also comes w/front usb3 and is on sale rite now for $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097.
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Is there anything you can re-use from your existing rig? For instance, if you already have a SATA DVD burner, do you really need to get a new one? Also, You might be able to save a re-use your old hard drive. Also, are you dead set on the Antec 900 case? There are several other cases out there that would be better choices at that same price level.

Something like this Lian-Li case would probably be just as good or better then the Antec 900 for less: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112238

Another one Thermaltake Armor V9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133183

And then there is also the Coolermaster 690 II Advanced: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216
    
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I would get an am3+ board if i were you for the upgrade option:
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131733
Anyone else thing this board is an update from the current selection?

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Seems like alot of you don't know, the antec 902 has dust filters as well (2 front, 1 side). It as cutouts for cable mgmt. It has turn-nob fan controls for the 2 front 120mm fans. Fan controls for the top 200mm and rear 120mm fan. It also comes w/front usb3 and is on sale rite now for $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129097.
Im Conflicted on cases right now! I have make it between the CM960 and the Antec 902 right now.
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Im Conflicted on cases right now! I have make it between the CM960 and the Antec 902 right now.
Whichever one you think looks better. The CM 690 II gets my vote personally.

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Anyone else thing this board is an update from the current selection?
Im running the AM3 (not AM3+) version of that board with an athlon ii x4 630, it has great VRM cooling, and unlocked L3 on the athlon overclocks to 3.6ghz 2.6ghz NB effortlessly on stock volts. Its a nice board for the price.


Any reason why you want to spend the extra $20 for the 965 instead of the 955?
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 6/7/11 at 11:09am
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Anyone else thing this board is an update from the current selection?


Im Conflicted on cases right now! I have make it between the CM960 and the Antec 902 right now.
I wouldn't even buy an AM3+ MOBO unless it was the new 9-series. I highly doubt a year old chipset (the 8-series) is going to support all the BD features, so why waste money. You know the 89gtdpro is also 8-series and supports BD as well.

CM690 has better cable mgmt. The Antec 902 has better case airflow. Forgot to mention that you can position the front two fans to be in any position which is a plus to airflow. You can also mount a 120mm fan inside the case (it goes behind the HD/DVD or whatever.
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Anyone else thing this board is an update from the current selection?



Im Conflicted on cases right now! I have make it between the CM960 and the Antec 902 right now.
The choice of cases is a real personal one i suggest you check reviews to make your final choice that's what i did
post #17 of 23
You may also want to look into which case supports the longest graphics cards. I'm assuming a GTX560 will fit in either case, but if you ever wanted to upgrade down the road to a full length card, you may have a hard time fitting it into a mid tower case.
    
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k then
Edited by jagz - 6/7/11 at 7:03pm
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Case: Antec 902 $99.99 with promo. $79.99 after MIR.

Motherboard:

$127.73

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99, $74.99 after MIR

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $86.99

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $54.99 (about $60 w/ shipping)

Video Card: MSI 6950 2gb Twin Frozr III $299.99, $284.99 after MIR.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $114.99

$876.67 (not including shipping)
$824.67 after MIR (not including shipping)


Bad timing for your stuff to crap out. Really right in the dog days of summer. Too far from Ivy Bridge, Bulldozer's delayed, The x4's aren't as cheap as they were a few weeks ago, no good RAM deal's atleast not on newegg ATM... Bad timing.

Have the 902 there cause if you like it, you like it. 902 has fair cable management I think you'd be ok.

The Corsair PSU is sleeved, so while not modular, It look's exactly how a modular will look once hooked up pretty much.

& I agree with mark, Full tower's are <3
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Same price for me after shipping, so not really cheaper. And to be honest even at a few dollars cheaper I would still have rather dealt with NE over just about anyone else. If I've ever even come close to an issue they've remedied it immediately.

Just my personal experiences though.
     
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