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post #1 of 17
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hey everybody! I want to buy a new case for my pc but I'm not sure what to get. I am planning to eventually get a phenom 2 x4 965 BE processor and want to make sure I get a case that fits the am3 motherboards. what are my options? I really like the Rosewill Challenger and also the Cruiser but am open to any suggestions. if you can post the links that would be awesome. thanx everyone.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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post #2 of 17
max price? matx or atx?
post #3 of 17
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I would probably say not over $100. if possible even less.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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post #4 of 17
Ye AM3 sockets both can use Micro ATX, Standard ATX and Extended ATX. So really tell us the board as well as the max price you're willing to pay. Also do you want performance (in terms of cooling) or do you just want a case that looks cool? Generally HAF series from Cooler Master is good for performance but ain't too pretty.
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post #5 of 17
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I really haven't checked out the motherboards yet. I wouldn't even know where to start. don't play games that much. mostly I use the pc for multimedia. if I get into gaming more then maybe I can add a new gpu later. I checked out that HAF case but didn't care for it too much. the cm 690 II advanced looks nice.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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post #6 of 17
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what's the advantage of a full-tower over a mid-tower, space?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by onmiway75;12763883 
what's the advantage of a full-tower over a mid-tower, space?
Exactly, though with good cable management a mid-tower could do just as a full tower. I'd say go with a full tower if you are playing a lot of games for extended periods of time due to high air flow. Otherwise a mid-tower will do just fine!
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Intel i5-2500K GA-Z68P-DS3 ECS GTX 570 Corsair XMS3 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 Kit 
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Some Western Digital Some Western Digital LG Something Something x24 LG Something Something x16 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CM Fan CM Fan CM Fan CM Fan 
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CM Fan Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster P2270HD (I know its a TV) Razer Black Widow 
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LC Power LC6600 600W Turbo-X Atlas Full Tower Logitech G700 Laser Razer Vespula 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Some Western Digital Some Western Digital LG Something Something x24 LG Something Something x16 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CM Fan CM Fan CM Fan CM Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CM Fan Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster P2270HD (I know its a TV) Razer Black Widow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
LC Power LC6600 600W Turbo-X Atlas Full Tower Logitech G700 Laser Razer Vespula 
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samsung 850 Seagate 5tb LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Scythe Mugen 5 
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Intel i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme4  PNY GeForce GTX 1080 PNY XLR8 16gb 
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samsung 850 Seagate 5tb LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Scythe Mugen 5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS VE258Q TeamWolf Zhuque + (Zealios switches) Corsair HX750 
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Cooler Master 690 II Advance G900 Corsair - MM300 Sound Blaster E5  
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post #9 of 17
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wouldn't mind something with a little more style to it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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post #10 of 17
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my pc is a Gateway and I absolutely love how it looks but I don't think I can do much with it. I don't think it was made to mount any more fans.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
  hide details  
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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