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Originally Posted by fido View Post

Case:

you chose it according to size 1st

so it will fit your components (motherboard graphic card etc..) then you check airflow of it ( most cases these days are good)
now it is up to you what you think will happen to this computer add another gpu ? add water cooling ? closed loop custom ? or what? these questions check the case compatible with them

chose the look you want doesn't matter plastic or metal he is cooking on the side panel , so most important thing is compatibility then look that's it simple you search the net looking for something you find
finally features like USB 3.0 most cases have that ofc , but old one's don't , hot swap-able etc.. check what you like maybe dust filters clean it easily keep pc clean

Gpu:

Plz don't buy the reference unless you planing to add water block to it , I advice Wait for the after market , unless you don't mind the noise then go for it, but don't think 290x are quiet hell no same as 290 both of them pretty loud and that is the case for almost all Reference design cards Nvidia or amd , just recently Nvidia did bit better then usual with their cooler,

So wait few days and buy after market cooler something like asus DcuII solution and will be 10-30$ more, you can also check other brands so many

Thanks for the advice I decided to go with the NZXT Phantom 820 for my case and ya the reference coolers suck on the 290x but I'm putting a water block on it within a few months so it I'll put up with the noise for now!thumb.gif
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Core i5 4670K ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 XFX Radeon 290X 8GBs (2x4GBs) Corsair Dominator Platinum  
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Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM Generic Samsung 5400RPM HP dvd1270  
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Teiresias
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670K ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 XFX Radeon 290X 8GBs (2x4GBs) Corsair Dominator Platinum  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM Generic Samsung 5400RPM HP dvd1270  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Pro Razer Black Widow Cooler Master V700 NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal 
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Razer Death Adder  
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