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post #11 of 20
I got my 500r for $90, you should be able to find it for at least $100 flat.

It's a pretty nice case, just beware the front 120mm fans are very low rpm fans and push almost no air, but they are quiet. The fan controller uses proprietary pins, thicker than normal, I've been told it can be modded but I haven't tried it. Also the side panel with the mesh comes with no dust filter, easy enough to just stretch some pantyhose over it though lol.

The way they recessed the motherboard and back exhaust area can also be a little annoying, but nothing that doesn't have easy work arounds.
Edited by starships - 10/14/12 at 11:54pm
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post #12 of 20
Sounds like a good base for a $1000 gaming rig.

Power supplies I'd recommend for it:

- If sticking with a single graphics card:
Rosewill Capstone Gold 550W $75
Corsair CX600 $70

- If you're going to be adding a second card eventually:
Rosewill Capstone Gold 750W $99
Corsair TX750 $109

If sticking with a single card so you can put the vidcard in the second slot, and if your case has 170mm clearance for a heatsink, the Thermalright True Spirit 140 will outperform the NH-D14 for only $53.
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post #13 of 20
Look at this... $100 for a past king of kings.
Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 (here on OCN marketplace, used, but great).
http://www.overclock.net/t/1251869/cooler-master-cosmos-1000/0_50#post_18367303
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Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\. View Post

Look at this... $100 for a past king of kings.
Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 (here on OCN marketplace, used, but great).
http://www.overclock.net/t/1251869/cooler-master-cosmos-1000/0_50#post_18367303
duuuuude... drool.gif
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

duuuuude... drool.gif

Yeah. Includes a side window. Only bad side I see is no USB 3.0 in the front, but you can buy an adapter for it.

It was originally not painted on the inside (wow, amazing that that is now almost standard on >$60 cases.), but was powdercoated black, so it looks slick.
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Really nice case.
I'll consider it.
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post #18 of 20
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holy ****, his dream machine costs more than $12000
Really nice case, if I build this $1000 PC I'll definitely get that case if it's not sold by that time.
post #19 of 20
Corsair 400r
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Corsair 400r: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008&Tpk=corsair%20400r
CM HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  
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