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Case: I suppose the black Armor+ would be the better bang for the buck, I was just trying to save a little weight with the aluminum case and I absolutely love the silver color but we'll see still within the budget with the aluminum.. But I'm keeping the cost of a 4870x2 in consideration as well. I imagine it'll be a while before a price for it comes out. Surely it will compete against the gtx280 in all areas..
The last two computers I've had were both aluminum. So I was rather surprised how heavy an Antec 900 is, even when it's empty. Steel cases are 15-20lbs, though if you don't lug it around it's not that bad.

You get what case you like, I was just posting other cases at that price range to see if you liked them.
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Q6600 stock ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire 4870 1GB 4x2GB G.Skill 800Mhz 5-5-5-15 
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250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
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Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
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post #12 of 13
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The antec is nice too, especially with all the fans. Plus I can still get a 1000w PSU with the Antec combo, however it seems there may be a problem with the 8800 gt's.. still something to consider. thanks!
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750gb 7200.11 Seagate Vista Premium 64 Acer P243WAid 24" Logitech G15 
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750gb 7200.11 Seagate Vista Premium 64 Acer P243WAid 24" Logitech G15 
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Well it's done Here's the final verdict..



oh and thanks for the p45 recommendation Chozart and the wireless mouse Strife! It may be a bit of a risk seeing as it's such a new board, but from the reviews I've seen it has good praise. The only concern is the overclocking part, but I'm sure there will be plenty of thorough walkthroughs for it by the time I do get around to OCing anything.

My plan is to stick with a single GPU setup 8800 GTS for now and the 4870x2 when it launches in a few months, so the 1000w PSU should be more than enough to power that and the rest of my components. I really like the modular design too.

Thanks again, I'll be updating with my experience (or maybe with questions for help lol) with it as soon as everything arrives!
Edited by Jayzon - 6/19/08 at 7:43pm
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb 7200.11 Seagate Vista Premium 64 Acer P243WAid 24" Logitech G15 
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Corsair 1000HX Thermaltake Armor+ Aluminum Logitech G7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ stock (for now) MSI p45 Diamond MSI 8800 GTS OC (678/1944) 4GB OCZ Platinum (DDR3 1600) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb 7200.11 Seagate Vista Premium 64 Acer P243WAid 24" Logitech G15 
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Corsair 1000HX Thermaltake Armor+ Aluminum Logitech G7 
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