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This one has filters up front and on the bottom
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Originally Posted by w0w0w View Post

Would it be worth retrofitting dust filters?

You can buy dust filters built for it for about 20 dollars depending on the location, but keep in mind that if you are spending more than $170, its just better to buy a Switch 810 which has filters built in.

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Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD A crap tonne of other misc hard drives Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Home 
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buy 1 GTX titan and look at it and yeah smile.gif
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($133.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.28 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($315.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek Elysium Black ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1390.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 16:05 EST-0500)

The case listed has a lot room for custom water cooling setup if you'll ever feel like getting one.

The gfx card is out of stock, but any 7950 would do, like MSI or Gigabyte for example.

OS and optical drive included, but if you feel like you don't need either one the total would be $1316.35.
Edited by Fulvin - 2/19/13 at 1:10pm
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions! I still think I'll end up getting the phantom, as I think it is easily the best looking case, and seems fairly capable as well.

Also, I see you have the WD 1TB HDD. Is it worth spending an extra $20 nd upgrading that to 2TB?

Also, in my area, there are no Rosewill PSUs available. What would you recommend for a more mainstream alternative?
post #16 of 20
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Also, I see you have the WD 1TB HDD. Is it worth spending an extra $20 nd upgrading that to 2TB?

What's great about the WD10EZEX is that it's a single-platter drive, so unless you have need of those 2TB's I'd stick with that. smile.gif
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Also, in my area, there are no Rosewill PSUs available. What would you recommend for a more mainstream alternative?

Any online shop you'll be buying from?

Good alternative is the Seasonic G Series but honestly it all depends on the price and the choice you have available locally.
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post #17 of 20
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I'm mostly using PC case gear, as I live in Australia and they appear to have some of the lowest prices. That said, the build still costs about $300 more than it would in the states, which is annoying. Here is what I've currently got. The PSU is a place holder. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/EI1g
also, I put the H220 in there, even though it's not yet released.

I'm open to any feedback.
post #18 of 20
Fairly solid build. It sucks about our prices hey haha.

Are you planning to OC the cpu much? I run a zalman air cpu cooler and it does the job fine.. Its a little cheaper than those closed water coolers if you arent planning on pushing it hard

I personally dont know how reliable the plextor SDD is.. id go for the sandisk or spend the extra money i saved on the cooler for the samsung 840 pro. its unbeatable atm.

and maybe the Corsair TX-650 V2 Power Supply just for safe measure. Thats my personal opinion though.
post #19 of 20
It looks fine to me.
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I personally dont know how reliable the plextor SDD is.. id go for the sandisk or spend the extra money i saved on the cooler for the samsung 840 pro. its unbeatable atm.

Plextor is a great brand. The Sandisk Extreme is slower than the M5S, which performs on par with the Samsung 840 (non-Pro) while having MLC NAND and it's the best bang/buck high-end SSD right now imo.
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and maybe the Corsair TX-650 V2 Power Supply just for safe measure. Thats my personal opinion though.

That's not needed. 650W would be fine for 7950 Crossfire through.
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post #20 of 20
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In regard to hzac, at the moment, I'm not entirely sure how much I want to overclock, as I haven't over clocked before (hence the forum choice) but know the basic principles. I'd like to get as much performance to price as I can, and would like to squeeze as much as I feasibly can out of the components for a reasonable price. If watercooling is worth it for the advantages with overclocking, then that's what I'll go for. However, if it is a pricy addition for small gain, then I am happy to look elsewhere. I can also add custom water cooling by a later date when I have saved up a bit more dough. I'm drooling over this build right now:

BTW, thanks for all the great answers so far! Keep it up guys!
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