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post #21 of 39
I know I've reiterated it several times, but I saw you updated your first post with the N520. I still recommend the Hyper 212+ (http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch...iteria=BD11524). Not only is it cheaper, but you'll OC better with it.
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I know I've reiterated it several times, but I saw you updated your first post with the N520. I still recommend the Hyper 212+ (http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch...iteria=BD11524). Not only is it cheaper, but you'll OC better with it.
okey dokey. 212+ it is. just because your so persistent
post #23 of 39
is the 890fx chipset in your price range? and +1 on the Hyper 212, its an amazing cooler.
    
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everything seems in order, but i'd get this if you don't mind MIR's, you'll save 20 dollars on a case and still get a better one.

nzxt m59

it's 50 w/free shipping and a 20 dollar rebate after the instant rebate from this promo code: EMCYTYP24

good luck, i hope you enjoy the new build!
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Except for a couple of people in this thread, I have to say that most of the advice in here is unsatisfactory.

For $800 Gaming PC, Ben the OCer has the best solution so far.
To make the target budget just get the Hyper 212 Plus at Provantage for $21

The 955 and 965 OC the same so you should just get the 955 like Ben has it in his build.
You'll get 3.8 with both on similar setups.


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That's a decent start to a build. Here is what I came up with:

Phenom II X4 955BE + OCZ 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit Combo: $239.98 + shipping (free HDMI cable & flash drive)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+: $29.96 shipped
OB Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 890GX Mobo: $107.99 + shipping
HIS HD5850 + Antec EarthWatts 750W Modular PSU Combo: $349.98 + shipping after MIR
Samsung F3 500GB: $50.58 shipped
NZXT M59 Case: $29.99 shipped after MIR and code EMCYTYP24

Total: $808.48 + shipping after MIR

A little over budget but very close to it.

Edited by PowerTrip - 6/8/10 at 11:05pm
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NZXT M59 Case: $29.99 shipped after MIR and code EMCYTYP24

why this case over my current case?
Pretty much everything. Your current case is an older one and lacks a lot of the features we expect today. The M59 has a black interior, tool-less hard drive bay, backplate access hole for easy installation of backplates on aftermarket CPU coolers, bottom mounted PSU, windowed side panel, and cable management holes.
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Except for a couple of people in this thread, I have to say that most of the advice in here is unsatisfactory.

For $800 Gaming PC, Ben the OCer has the best solution so far.
To make the target budget just get the Hyper 212 Plus at Provantage for $21

The 955 and 965 OC the same so you should just get the 955 like Ben has it in his build.
You'll get 3.8 with both on similar setups.


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I really appreciate that, it's nice when my work is appreciated. Nice find on the Hyper 212+ by the way. The only downside is it's special order from the manufacturer or something so it could take longer than some places.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 6/8/10 at 11:09pm
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post #27 of 39
if you don't like the styling of the m59(great case) try the NZXT beta Evo. it has the same insides,price, and MIR. but looks different on the outside. +1 AGAIN for the Hyper 212+. i had one, it is great for you.
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if you don't like the styling of the m59(great case) try the NZXT beta Evo. it has the same insides,price, and MIR. but looks different on the outside. +1 AGAIN for the Hyper 212+. i had one, it is great for you.
thanks but i think ima go with the m59
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Also, you should consider getting 2 500 gb drives (instead of a single 1 tb drive) and setting up RAID 0 -- the speed increase is very satisfying.
FAKE raid made me very disappoint. im currently doing this with on board raid. I REGRET IT. im limited in my operating system choices.
    
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post #30 of 39
Enlighten me on this. I have a Nexus case and it fits my needs to a T. It came with 2 120mm fans and I added in a third 120mm fan and an 80 mm fan. It has no side window but I'm not staring at the side of my case (no disrespect to gamers). The power supply is on top, so what is the benefit of having it on the bottom? It also has a hole for mounting a backplate without removing the MB and both sides of the case come off easily. The power button is also a built in fan speed controller. It looks good and more importantly works very well. At about $70 it was a great buy.

I think that in the end a case should be very functional and is subject to personal preference.
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