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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys so I got a new psu a 600watt areocool and that has made things much better. Although today was really hot here(I live in New Zealand and so it's summer) and I was still getting high temps from gaming. I think I'm going to get a gaming case, can anyone recommend a good case brand that's good in cooling? Also is hot weather a factor for overheating? Thanks.
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AMD Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2 2.9GHz x2 Asrock (N68-S UCC) AM2+ mATX Motherboard. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 4gig 
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500gig Sata internal. 320 WD External DVD RW x16 Windows 7 Aerocool 600watts. 
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AMD Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2 2.9GHz x2 Asrock (N68-S UCC) AM2+ mATX Motherboard. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 4gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
500gig Sata internal. 320 WD External DVD RW x16 Windows 7 Aerocool 600watts. 
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post #2 of 10
Coolermaster and Antec are some great case makers. If your looking for a gaming case you should have a look at the HAF series from Coolermaster!

Some HAF cases I found.
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Coolermaster and Antec are some great case makers. If your looking for a gaming case you should have a look at the HAF series from Coolermaster!

Some HAF cases I found.
^^ This! Also, check out this...

Coolermaster

Antec
The Big(C)ase 2.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0GHZ Asus Crosshair IV Formula ATI 5970 & Asus Matrix 5870 Crossfire! G SKILL Ripjaws 8GB @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor RAID 0(Storage)128G C300(Boot) ASUS Black 24X DVD+ 8X Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS MS238H - 23-Inch Wide LED Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Alienware TactX Corsair HX1000W Antec 1200 Razer Deathadder 3500DPI 
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Razer Goliathus (Won at Blizzcon =O) 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0GHZ Asus Crosshair IV Formula ATI 5970 & Asus Matrix 5870 Crossfire! G SKILL Ripjaws 8GB @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor RAID 0(Storage)128G C300(Boot) ASUS Black 24X DVD+ 8X Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS MS238H - 23-Inch Wide LED Monitor 
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Alienware TactX Corsair HX1000W Antec 1200 Razer Deathadder 3500DPI 
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Razer Goliathus (Won at Blizzcon =O) 
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post #4 of 10
Mid tower, full tower? Budget? Air or watercooling?
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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HP 2010i 20" 1600:900 OCZ StealthXStream 500 Watt 
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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HP 2010i 20" 1600:900 OCZ StealthXStream 500 Watt 
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post #5 of 10
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Mid tower budget roughly $100 air cooling
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AMD Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2 2.9GHz x2 Asrock (N68-S UCC) AM2+ mATX Motherboard. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 4gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
500gig Sata internal. 320 WD External DVD RW x16 Windows 7 Aerocool 600watts. 
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NZXT phantom(red) HP gaming mouse 
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AMD Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2 2.9GHz x2 Asrock (N68-S UCC) AM2+ mATX Motherboard. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 4gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
500gig Sata internal. 320 WD External DVD RW x16 Windows 7 Aerocool 600watts. 
CaseMouse
NZXT phantom(red) HP gaming mouse 
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post #6 of 10
What I see as the most popular here at OCN is probably Storm Scout, everyone loves it.
I think the price is around $70, definitely worth all of it
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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post #7 of 10
Antec is one of the worst case manufacturers and they're way behind. The Storm Scout is not very popular - cramped, not as much cable management as the CM 690 II which is also better for water cooling and costs the same. But the Lancool PC-K62 is the best option - other cases in the price range are just toys compared to it. Best features with its 100% tool free design, no cheap plastic crap inside, good cable management, good airflow and water cooling support.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB EK Predator 240 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Yamaha RX-V579BL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fluance XL7C Fluance AVBP2 Gustard U12 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Chord Mojo Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) 
Other
NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB EK Predator 240 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Yamaha RX-V579BL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fluance XL7C Fluance AVBP2 Gustard U12 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Chord Mojo Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) 
Other
NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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post #8 of 10
Scout is cramped and small..I don't like how it looks either.

Consider a CM692 or even a Fractal Design. A lian li K60 or K62 is good as well. If you're looking for budget get a Antec 300
Defined
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Core i5 760 oc'd 4.2ghz GA P55-USB3 Gigabyte GTX 460 G Skill DDR3 8GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit Asus MK221 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Mechanical Keyboard SilverStone Strider 500W ST50F-ES Fractal Design Define R3 Logitech g9x 
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Generic Allesandro Ms-1 
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Core i5 760 oc'd 4.2ghz GA P55-USB3 Gigabyte GTX 460 G Skill DDR3 8GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit Asus MK221 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Mechanical Keyboard SilverStone Strider 500W ST50F-ES Fractal Design Define R3 Logitech g9x 
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Generic Allesandro Ms-1 
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post #9 of 10
What size are you interested in? Do you want it to be a mATX case or able to take a full size ATX board? How quiet would you like it - or do you care?
Smalls
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570 Asus P8Z77I-Deluxe EVGA GTX 660 Ti SC Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Windows 7 Home 64 Bit Silverstone SST-ST45SF 
Case
Silverstone SG05-450 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X2 560 MSI 785GM-P45 MSI HD6570 1GB DDR3 Microcenter/A-Data DDR3 4GB 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 2 Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Samsung Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 32 Bit Vizio 26" LED/LCD TV Antec Earthwatts 380 w/modded fan SilverStone Milo ML03B 
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Hauppauge 2250 Tuner 
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Intel i5 3570 Asus P8Z77I-Deluxe EVGA GTX 660 Ti SC Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Windows 7 Home 64 Bit Silverstone SST-ST45SF 
Case
Silverstone SG05-450 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X2 560 MSI 785GM-P45 MSI HD6570 1GB DDR3 Microcenter/A-Data DDR3 4GB 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 2 Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Samsung Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 32 Bit Vizio 26" LED/LCD TV Antec Earthwatts 380 w/modded fan SilverStone Milo ML03B 
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Hauppauge 2250 Tuner 
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post #10 of 10
Haf X .... CM Storm Scout.... Lian Li PC-05.... Lian Li Lancool Case.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 BE ASUS M3A32-MVP DELUXE Wifi Sapphire 5770x2 Crossfire 4 Gb. of G.Skill 5-5-5-15 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD 60g OS. 500GB + 300 GB VelociRaptor 10000 rpm PLEXTOR PX-850SA Windows 7 Professional SAMSUNG 920 BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg HX1000 Watt Corsair modular CM STACKER ENIGMA EDITION Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Black Leather with grey stitching 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 BE ASUS M3A32-MVP DELUXE Wifi Sapphire 5770x2 Crossfire 4 Gb. of G.Skill 5-5-5-15 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD 60g OS. 500GB + 300 GB VelociRaptor 10000 rpm PLEXTOR PX-850SA Windows 7 Professional SAMSUNG 920 BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg HX1000 Watt Corsair modular CM STACKER ENIGMA EDITION Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Black Leather with grey stitching 
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