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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Coming from the old Thread in AMD section
Based on comments and suggestions I made this LIST

Comments, suggestions Is Antec Nine Hundred any good? any cases that you would recommend.

Thanks
My gaming beast
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
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320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #2 of 12
Everything looks great. I think you have found a great combination here. The Antec 900 is probably the best air-cooled case on the market. It's really a great bang for the buck. I've used a few of them with great success. I also know it will fit that humongous Tuniq without problems.

If you're like me, you don't really like the looks of the 900. If that's the case (get it?....sorry) then the Cooler Master 690 is a great alternative. Here is a picture of mine with the Tuniq:

post #3 of 12
The only thing I would do is switch out that hard drive with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Has PPR and 16mb cache, and not all much more expensive.


The list looks good though man! Nice!
    
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320gb Seagate Barracuda + 160gb LG DVDRW Windows Vista Ultimate x64 MAG 19" Widescreen 
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Logitech S510 Wireless 600w OCZ GameXStream Gigabyte 3D Aurora Logitech G5 [Second Revision] 
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320gb Seagate Barracuda + 160gb LG DVDRW Windows Vista Ultimate x64 MAG 19" Widescreen 
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Logitech S510 Wireless 600w OCZ GameXStream Gigabyte 3D Aurora Logitech G5 [Second Revision] 
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post #4 of 12

Antec 900 is great. I found

to be the cheapest for this case.

It's so quite compared to my old set up.
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e8400@3.8 - 1.328v (batch: Q747) Asus Maximus Formula 8800GT 512MB G92 OCZ Platinum (4x1GB) - DDR2 1066 
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Seagate 7200.11 500GB Windows XP Pro - 32bit Corsair 750TX Antec 900 
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Seagate 7200.11 500GB Windows XP Pro - 32bit Corsair 750TX Antec 900 
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post #5 of 12
I love my antec 900. Now it came with holes to pass the wires and help the management of them great case for the prices. You will find that a Q6600 stock with a a900 will push some cold air by the top fans, overclock it and I will be temperate if your computer is near you're legs.

I dont know if they ship to u.s now but www.Directcanada.com sell the antec 900 for 95$ canadian.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
nice.. based on your positive feedback on Atec 900 I'm in process of getting it.

Thanks Offspring2099 for the link to a better deal

I can't wait to build this beast, please continue adding any suggestions you could have. Thank you
My gaming beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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My gaming beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #7 of 12
Do you really need 2 DVD burners? One drive is plenty, as you can copy a CD by caching it in Windows then popping in the blank DVD to burn it. If you really want 2 drives, only one needs to be a burner, the other can be a cheaper DVD ROM.

Also, I'd add a $6 tube of Artic Silver 5 thermal grease.

Besides those two suggestions, it looks PERFECT. Enjoy!
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250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
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Saitek Eclipse (Blue LED) 660W Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP Corsair 600T (white) OCZ Equalizer 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse (Blue LED) 660W Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP Corsair 600T (white) OCZ Equalizer 
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post #8 of 12
Get the 900 from here.
It's $99 w/ free shipping (probably 7-10 day though). If you do Google checkout, you'll save $10 initially and it has a $40 MIR. So eventually it'll only cost $50.
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2x250gb Seagate 7200.10 (raid 0) & 1TB Seagate Asus Sata 20x DVD Burner Win7 64bit Professional 27" Samsung SyncMaster SA350 & YAMAKASI CATLEAP... 
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post #9 of 12
lol wow, thanks balake! Just got me an Antec 900 for $40 after MIR and free shipping Apparently they think this is my first purchase from buy.com over $80 and gave me another $20 off? Shhhh lol.

Reminds me of the time google checkout was accidentally offering $35 off on the Corsair 520HX hehe. Got one of those for $55. Gotta love buy.com.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H MSI TwinFrozrIII 7950 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse (Blue LED) 660W Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP Corsair 600T (white) OCZ Equalizer 
Mouse Pad
XTrac Ripper 17" x 12" 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H MSI TwinFrozrIII 7950 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse (Blue LED) 660W Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP Corsair 600T (white) OCZ Equalizer 
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XTrac Ripper 17" x 12" 
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Maxims View Post
nice.. based on your positive feedback on Atec 900 I'm in process of getting it.

Thanks Offspring2099 for the link to a better deal

I can't wait to build this beast, please continue adding any suggestions you could have. Thank you
Btw Amazon just had it at $85, and $100 shipped. That's how I got mine, but it looks like Buy.com has a by far better deal, right now.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e8400@3.8 - 1.328v (batch: Q747) Asus Maximus Formula 8800GT 512MB G92 OCZ Platinum (4x1GB) - DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate 7200.11 500GB Windows XP Pro - 32bit Corsair 750TX Antec 900 
MouseMouse Pad
mx700 Huskers Baby! 
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e8400@3.8 - 1.328v (batch: Q747) Asus Maximus Formula 8800GT 512MB G92 OCZ Platinum (4x1GB) - DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate 7200.11 500GB Windows XP Pro - 32bit Corsair 750TX Antec 900 
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