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Well only reason I want a mATX is because I want to get a 350D. I did some research and looks like the 450D will be coming out and it takes ATX boards. So I will just wait for 450D first then decide
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post #22 of 31
Im curious, what do you find so appealing about the 350D/450D cases ? IMO theyre decent looking, but there are other cases very similar and for less money.
    
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by cpmee View Post

Im curious, what do you find so appealing about the 350D/450D cases ? IMO theyre decent looking, but there are other cases very similar and for less money.

I just like the clean look of it. I was choosing between the 350D, Fractal Design R4, and NZXT H440.
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post #24 of 31
Hmm, between those choices, I would also choose the 450D. Its the only one that doesnt have upward facing usb front ports, which IMO is a stupid design decision. I could see myself spending hours fishing out the dust and debris that would fall in, heh.
I would expand my choices if I were you. If you dont already have a SSD, thats where I would put my money in.
    
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post #25 of 31
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I just like the clean look of it. I was choosing between the 350D, Fractal Design R4, and NZXT H440.

if I were you I would look at the NZXT Source 530 just 89usd
post #26 of 31
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I would look at the NZXT Source 530 just 89usd
That is a nice case similar in the style of the 350D, but full ATX. I especially like the tilting and adjustable fan mounts and the switchable led back panel light, nice touch. thumb.gif
    
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post #27 of 31
ASUS apparently makes some decent ones, like the M5A78L-M; the only drawback is that it doesn't have an internal usb3 connector like the msi 760gma p34. it does really tick me off though that there are no premium AM3+ uATX boards, when there are plenty of FM2/+ and of course intel ones. amd needs to come out with am4 or something soon
Edited by bacalaohombre - 4/9/14 at 1:17am
post #28 of 31
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post #29 of 31
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hey thanks for your help, but I already got a 350D and i5
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post #30 of 31
I have the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. Running solid & stable for almost a year already. It has a heatsinked VRM, and a high quality 4+1 power phase. I'd say go ahead and grab the FX-8320, OC it to 4.2-4.4GHz, and never look back. The AMD is, contrary to the Intel one, a soldered chip, which can prove beneficial over the course of a few years.
 
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Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
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Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
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