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the i5 is a great CPU!  I have one right now. Took 10 seconds to OC it to 4.5ghz.  It's been folding 24/7 for a little over a month now :)

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post #12 of 19
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and where would i look to get one of those, at that price?

EDIT:

I also have the HAF 912 tower, lacrossewacker, the title said it was the most up to date one, it has a side window, not a metal door. great case, and a killer price.
Edited by Nightfallx - 5/16/13 at 11:04am
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and where would i look to get one of those, at that price?

EDIT:

I also have the HAF 912 tower, lacrossewacker, the title said it was the most up to date one, it has a side window, not a metal door. great case, and a killer price.

 

Oh the HAF 912 is a GREAT budget case.  If I had one minor gripe with it, it'd be the inside color.  I wish it was black :(  Even thought about spray painting it.  But other than that, it's a sturdy case that's easy to tinker with.

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mine is black, "Newest Model, Window Side Panel, USB 3.0"
Edited by Nightfallx - 5/16/13 at 11:24am
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mine is black, Newest Model, Window Side Panel, USB 3.0  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

Are those USB3.0 I/O's in the front!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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post #16 of 19
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yes they are, it also includes adapters for SSD. lol, i like that it's all black inside, and has a window, i paid $55.00 shipped.
Edited by Nightfallx - 5/16/13 at 11:29am
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yes they are, it also includes adapters for SSD. lol, i like that it's all black inside, and has a window, i paid $55.00 shipped.

From where? New?!  heck that's an awesome deal.

 

Anyways, I'd definitely go for the i5.  I have it, multiple users here have it, and it's still one of the best value/performance CPU's you can get.

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post #18 of 19
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yeah i just bought it from him, he only used it for 1 month, never overclocked and it's over 50$ cheaper than retail so yeah i think i got a good deal.

here is where i got the case, http://www.ebay.com/itm/360642032581?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

i know most people don't like eBay but I use my American Express, so if I have an issue I will get my money back with no hassle, but this seller is really good and i got my case within 2 days.
post #19 of 19
No not at all I have a similar setup. Are you just doing 1080p Gaming?
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