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first let me say..im not a gamer nor do i plan on overclocking anytime soon but im posting on this forum cause it seems to be alot of knowledgeable people here and i need help

im trying to build my first pc and right now im stuck on what case to get it seems i cant find the perfect one cause im always reading something bad about it

like alot of the coolermaster cases i keep reading about this grounding problem with the front panel that makes your pc reboot,other cases its a matter of size and air flow problems

so im going to give you my specs of what my pc will look like inside as of now im looking for suggestions on mid towers or full towers as many as you can give me that meet my requirements

i would prefer if the usb ports and the lights for activity and power were on the front panel not on top but at this point i will take anything but that is the preference..i need some thats cool with good air flow but relatively quiet doesnt have to be dead silent but not any weird noises light fan noise is alright..if the case has fans with led lights and they dont turn off please provide me also with good fans to replace whats in there that meet the quiet and cool requirement..one of the main things i liked about some of the coolermaster cases was the ease of putting in hard drives with the tool less design if i could get something like that that would be great

and the last thing in this case is with everything im putting in there now i would like the room for possible upgrades down the road whether it be drives...different video card or extra video card..or even a better cpu cooler since i will be using stock for now

sorry if i sound nuts on this or any other post..im just anxious and nervous about doing this for the first time and want everything to go right and want as little issues as possible and things to last

these were cases im considering would love to hear opinions on them or suggest something else the one i liked the most i think was the 600t but with that im concerned about airflow and temps especially since im using stock cooler on cpu and the case without mods doesnt seem to let you add more then the fans that come with it

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
LIAN LI PC-P80
Antec Nine Hundred
Antec Twelve Hundred
Corsair Graphite Series 600T
NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK
Cooler master Haf x (love the way this case looks but as i already im iffy based of the static issue with coolermaster cases)

my specs as of now im looking at is

ASUS DRW-24B1ST

ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
post #2 of 15
The coolermaster haf x, is great. My mate recently made a rig with it and he thinks I should get one. Here's a review:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler...af-x-review/10

BTW, welcome to OCN! I have only recently joined also, it's pretty awesome.

Hope that helps

Edit: That static issue is only with a particular case, not all Coolermaster cases. Most are awesome.
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What are your plans for this system? I mean, that seems like a lot of mid-higher end hardware for a non-gamer. Going to be doing video rendering or CAD?
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Basic video editing and encoding..and basic photoshop work
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Lian Li is just a class act IMO

Second to none .....
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Gotcha. I'd rule out the 1200, that thing is a full sized tower beast...no way you'd need that much room.
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Crucial C300 128GB, 2 X Spinpoint F4 (RAID0) Windows 7 Pro 64 Acer GD235HZ [1920X1080, 1080p, 120Hz] Logitech Illuminated 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
Lian Li is just a class act IMO

Second to none .....

Indeed...

If aint lian li... its crap
post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Indeed...

If aint lian li... its crap
any specific model you would reccomend
post #10 of 15
to answer your questions ^
PC-50
PC-8FI
PC-V352
PC-9F
generally all lian li is amazing, depends if you want full/mid/sff

Silverstone:
RV02
FT02
TJ07
TJ11?
SG07

NZXT:
Tempest EVO
Phantom

Corsair:
800D
600t

CM:
ATCS840
Cosmos
Stacker 832

Antec:
P183
1200
902
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