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This is my first build and I want to make sure everything will work smoothly except I do not have a case or psu selected. Any suggestions for the case and psu will be appreciated. I want a case that has a good amount of airflow, preferably a full-tower under 150 dollars. Some people may think I am budgeting poorly but I am getting the cpu and hdd for free.

Parts list:
Cpu: i5 3570k
Gpu: 2 Radeon HD 7770 ghz edition(crossfire)
Motherboard: Asus p8z77v-lk
Case: maybe NZXT Phantom but I am not sure
Psu: once again not sure but nothing too expensive.
Ram: Vengence Lp 2 8gb sticks ddr3. cas latency:9 Timings: 9-9-9-24
Cpu Cooler: Corsair H100 or Hyper 212 evo(depends on the case)

I apologize for the lack of links, but I memorized the parts list because of my excitement about this build.
post #2 of 8
For the case I reccomend the NZXT Phantom. I have one myself and has sufficient airflow and enough space for components.

As for the PSU I reccomend a Seasonic or Rosewill. Even maybe a Antec High Current Gamers 850W.
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BOB
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD Combo Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional LG 55" 3D TV 
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I would recommend a 7850 or 7870 instead of cross firing 7770s
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1. I would not crossfire 2 7770s, you will get much better performance out of a single, more powerful card - XFX HD DD 7870 Ghz Black Edition - $230 after rebates. I personally have this card and it is excellent.

2. for a case, I would recommend the Haf 912 - $60, or something alongs the lines of that, I dont like spending $100+ on a case

3. for the PSU, you can take a look at this - Corsair Builders Series 600W - $50 - 600W will be plenty, other good brands are seasonic, xfx pc power & cooling, rosewill

4. I would switch out your mobo for an ASRock Extreme 4 - $115, it is a great low-priced board and  it will perform better than the asus one

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Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb Crucial M4 128Gb Sony 24X Optic Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus 
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OSX Mavericks 10.9 ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Corsair Gamming Series 600W 
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Raidmax Aeolus  CM Storm Recon Cooler Master CM Storm Speed RXL Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headphones  
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Originally Posted by zer0d3gree View Post

1. I would not crossfire 2 7770s, you will get much better performance out of a single, more powerful card - XFX HD DD 7870 Ghz Black Edition - $230 after rebates. I personally have this card and it is excellent.
2. for a case, I would recommend the Haf 912 - $60, or something alongs the lines of that, I dont like spending $100+ on a case
3. for the PSU, you can take a look at this - Corsair Builders Series 600W - $50 - 600W will be plenty, other good brands are seasonic, xfx pc power & cooling, rosewill
4. I would switch out your mobo for an ASRock Extreme 4 - $115, it is a great low-priced board and  it will perform better than the asus one
The gpu is not an option as 2 7770s will be an upgrade later on. Can the 600w psu power both cards?
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The gpu is not an option as 2 7770s will be an upgrade later on. Can the 600w psu power both cards?

Why ask for advice, but yet be so stubborn not too take it? What's your budget, I'll get a build for you.
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600W is fine for a pair of 7770s.
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Originally Posted by miked103 View Post

The gpu is not an option as 2 7770s will be an upgrade later on. Can the 600w psu power both cards?

yes, 600 is fine, but what is your plan when you say "upgrade later on"? do you mean you are buying one 7770 now and another later on? if that is the case I would run your computer off the 3570K and buy the 7870 when you save the money.

just my 2c

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Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb Crucial M4 128Gb Sony 24X Optic Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus 
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OSX Mavericks 10.9 ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Corsair Gamming Series 600W 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb Crucial M4 128Gb Sony 24X Optic Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSX Mavericks 10.9 ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Corsair Gamming Series 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Raidmax Aeolus  CM Storm Recon Cooler Master CM Storm Speed RXL Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headphones  
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