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I would suggest the 400R. Great cable management features, lots of places to install fans (10 mounts), built in USB 3 and 6 hard drive mounts. Both cases support the ATX standard needed in order to mount your motherboard and have enough room for your graphics card.
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post #12 of 29
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This motherboard just went on sale for 2 more days:

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

What is the benefits of it over the one I've chosen, does anyone know?
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The vengeance memory might not fit under the CPU heat-sink. Just look for memory with the same specs with shallow heat spreaders, there is no need for those big fins.

Everything else looks good. Check pricing on PC Power and Cooling brand PSUs as an alternative.

GPU brand preferences are all over the map. I don't have a positive or negative feeling about HIS, but think that most of their GPU shroud logo/graphics are less attractive than alternatives Lots of people like Sapphire: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102945 <Better cooling to boot!
This ram http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820233196 is the same but low profile.

Or alternatively

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231428
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This motherboard just went on sale for 2 more days:

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

What is the benefits of it over the one I've chosen, does anyone know?
That's my mobo and its great! Plus its the best looking mobo available imo...
post #15 of 29
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I have switched from the corsair vengeance to g skillz ripjaw x series as they have a lower profile and seem almost identical otherwise. I have also decided on the corsair carbide white 500r case.

Here is the updated build:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pub...umber=17338452

I won some money last night and was thinking of maybe putting a bit more into this computer. Should I get 2 more sticks of ram for 16 GB total (additional $50)? or maybe upgrade to the Radeon 6970 2GB (additional $100)? or are those upgrades really not giving me much benefit?
post #16 of 29
Looks like a solid build, imo. I would go with an MSI card instead, personal preference.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127588

If you want you could go for a Z68 board and buy a SSD for cache or a boot.
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I do plan on getting a SSD just for boot maybe around Christmas time. Does the z68 board provide any additional benefits over p67 in terms of SSD? I was under the impression its only noticable if the SSD is small, otherwise they are identical?
post #18 of 29
z68 have integrated graphics where the p67 does not, but that doesn't matter since you are getting a dedicated graphics card. Also it has the ability to use a SSD as a cache, which makes the HDDs better, IIRC.
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I don't think any of that is really appealing to me, I'm building this rig purely for gaming, the SSD is just gonna be an extra perk.

I'm almost thinking of getting the Hydro H100 cooling instead of the hyper 212 after seeing how easy it is to install and how my case is already made to house it perfectly. Is that a bit overboard? haha
post #20 of 29
No, not really if you plan to go crazy on the overclock. If you don't overclock to a high OC. I would just go with a H70.
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