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The Antec 1200 is cheaper. Plus, it's a FULL tower case.

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper
$149.99 + $24.99 Shipping = $174.98

Antec 1200
$169.99 - Free shipping
For a case, think about what you want, it's almost all about looks.
For the CPU, the i5 or a phenom x4 would be enough.

The video card is either a 5870 or a gtx480, one is about 100$ more, my budget wouldn't justify that (neither does it justify the 5870) but if you have deeper pockets, both are great choice

Like somebody said, pick the one with the best deal; example:
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-419-99-a.html
(I think it's sold out though... GTX480 for 420$...)

The only thing I'm a bit skeptical is the motherboard.
Read the following article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-6gb,2583.html
It basically explains how bandwidth is allocated between USB 3.0/Sata 6 and your graphic cards... There is maybe a value into buying a more high-end board.
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For a case, think about what you want, it's almost all about looks.
For the CPU, the i5 or a phenom x4 would be enough.

The video card is either a 5870 or a gtx480, one is about 100$ more, my budget wouldn't justify that (neither does it justify the 5870) but if you have deeper pockets, both are great choice

Like somebody said, pick the one with the best deal; example:
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-419-99-a.html
(I think it's sold out though... GTX480 for 420$...)

The only thing I'm a bit skeptical is the motherboard.
Read the following article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-6gb,2583.html
It basically explains how bandwidth is allocated between USB 3.0/Sata 6 and your graphic cards... There is maybe a value into buying a more high-end board.
Oh noes... not another hiccup.

Any suggestions?
Edited by Owhat - 5/10/10 at 5:41pm
    
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Where's the hiccup ?

The board or the graphics card?
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Where's the hiccup ?

The board or the graphics card?
The mobo, 'cause I don't want any bottenecks.

I'm flexible with the GPU, 'cause I'm not a fanboy of either. I'll pick up whichever one has the best deal.
    
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Ok
Just read the article and think if it's maybe wiser to invest a bit more in a motherboard that will not make your USB3 devices and SATA6 stuff really slow/kill your graphics.

It's all speculation though, I don't know but I don't care about USB3 as of yet, they shipped over a million of controllers, but I have yet to see any useful (to me at least) device with USB3...
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Ok
Just read the article and think if it's maybe wiser to invest a bit more in a motherboard that will not make your USB3 devices and SATA6 stuff really slow/kill your graphics.

It's all speculation though, I don't know but I don't care about USB3 as of yet, they shipped over a million of controllers, but I have yet to see any useful (to me at least) device with USB3...
It would be a good idea to get a better mobo since I'm trying to make it last for almost half of a decade.

It's just so difficult to make a decision since I'm a tech newbie and the fact that newegg has soooo many to choose from. I'm really relying on this forum for help, and I definitely have been learning a lot from everyone. Ultimately, I'm going to have to go with which components YOU guys recommend since you all have way more knowledge about this stuff than I do. And I'm okay with that. I really don't know what I'd do without this forum.
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It would be a good idea to get a better mobo since I'm trying to make it last for almost half of a decade.

It's just so difficult to make a decision since I'm a tech newbie and the fact that newegg has soooo many to choose from. I'm really relying on this forum for help, and I definitely have been learning a lot from everyone. Ultimately, I'm going to have to go with which components YOU guys recommend since you all have way more knowledge about this stuff than I do. And I'm okay with that. I really don't know what I'd do without with forum.
I'm just a bit hesitant into paying 250$ for that UD6 board...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128410
looks pretty cool though!

I'd say check how much you can spend on a mobo and pull it out from there...
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Yeah, that's a bit much for a mobo. Plus, I won't be doing anything with those extra PCI express slots - 1 GPU is enough for me. I'd rather have more PCI slots available, too.

I'll look around some more.

Thanks again!
    
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Ok, here are two other mobos that I'm considering...

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - True USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s Support

Also considering this case...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower

As soon as I make the final decision on the mobo and case, I think I'm going to go ahead and order the parts.
    
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I have a personal preference for Asus boards, they boot faster in my experience and are more featured for what I need.
Both boards are pretty solid, I'd go for ASUS because I've only had good experiences with 7 boards out of 7, Gigabyte it's more like 4 out of 5 haha.

For the case, the HAF 932 is pretty good! I loved it, it's really quiet and has really good airflow. Also, it has free shipping! A big plus!

I think you're pretty much set with everything, to order everything, you might want to combine all the "free shipping" items together and the rest together, because I think if you add a non free-shipping you might end up paying it anyways. But I can't confirm...
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