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Hello,
I'm new to these forums and I'm in the process of planning my first PC build biggrin.gif. My friend has recently "enlightened" me and convinced me to build a desktop. I've decided on pretty much everything but the case. Although cooling, drive slots, etc. are very important to me, I really want something that will look good. I considered building one from scratch, but decided against it and now I'm looking at the In Win GT1 (link below). Are there any other cases like this for preferably below $100? Anyone have advice or opinions?

Case:
http://www.amazon.com/Inwin-Development-Gamer-Chassis-Computer/dp/B00CMC9UB4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396409618&sr=8-2&keywords=in+win+gt1

Also, here's the other parts:
If anything's not listed, it's because I already have it...

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bporotsky/saved/47hT
post #2 of 31

For my first Build,  I got myself a Cooler Master HAF 912; Pretty awesome case for the price.

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post #3 of 31
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I'm actually considering that case. As I said before, it would be nice to have a case that looked as nice as the GT1, but the specs definitely matter more to me.
post #4 of 31
Do you already have a GPU?
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The CPU I'm buying has pretty good integrated graphics, but I will be buying the Sapphire Radeon 7950 as soon as possible.
post #6 of 31
I had a InWin GROne for my first case ever so I can vouch for InWin.
What are you leaning towards for drives(SSD,HDD) and a GPU if one?
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post #7 of 31
if you are going the APU route then you have to spend your money and get the highest speed ram as possible, the GPU and CPU share the same memory and the higher speed ram makes a huge difference.
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post #8 of 31
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I currently have only a 1 TB HDD, but I will be adding an SSD later on. Like I said earlier, my CPU has decent integrated graphics but I will be upgrading to a Sapphire Radeon 7950 3GB in the future.
post #9 of 31
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3kyc5

Here are some parts I picked out if you're eventually going to get a GPU.

I have used this CPU in a budget gaming build and it works pretty well and faster than an APU.

APU is good since it has a strong decent integrated GPU but CPU power wise is not as strong.

Either way I love the 350D so thats why I threw it on there thumb.gif
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BenQ XL2720T CM Quickfire TK Red Corsair AX850 Corsair 350D 
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i7 6820HK Intel CM236 MSI GTX 1070 16GB Kingston 2400 
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Toshiba XG3 128GB NVME (OS) Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Steam) Toshiba TR150 960GB (Steam) Windows 10 Pro 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Samsung 840 EVO 250GB (Steam) Corsair H80i, 4x NF-A14 PWM Windows 8.1 Pro  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2720T CM Quickfire TK Red Corsair AX850 Corsair 350D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400/G502/G602 Steel Series 4HD SupremeFX 
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i7 6820HK Intel CM236 MSI GTX 1070 16GB Kingston 2400 
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Toshiba XG3 128GB NVME (OS) Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Steam) Toshiba TR150 960GB (Steam) Windows 10 Pro 
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17.3" 120Hz CM Quickfire TK Red 230W GT73VR TITAN 
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post #10 of 31
oh as far as advice on choosing a case, go to youtube and look up hardwarecanucks and watch their case reviews, they have hands down the best case reviews!
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Rosewill Capstone 750M Corsair C70 Dell Mouse Samson SR950 
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AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
G.Skill sniper G. Western Digital WD Green Asetek 510lc w/rosewill hypoborea push/pull 
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PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 750M Corsair C70 Dell Mouse Samson SR950 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
G.Skill sniper G. Western Digital WD Green Asetek 510lc w/rosewill hypoborea push/pull 
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