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I just finished rebuilding my desktop PC, and all of the components were just fine. I figured I'd re-purpose them into a new (backup) desktop PC. All, I need is a simple cheap and quality case that can hold them all and is about 6 inches shorter than my current case (Thermaltake Armor+).

The components are as follows;
  • ASUS P5N-D Motherboard
  • Corsair TX750W Power Supply
  • Intel Q6600 CPU (I think 775 socket)
  • G-Skill DDR2 (4gb) PC2-6400 RAM

I know none of that really matter aside from the motherboard and the power supply, but it never hurts to add more details. I'll buy a new hard drive for it once I find a case that fits my needs. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear, thanks!
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Great cooling and removable/washable dust filters which is a must http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066
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Saw a few other cases on there today while I was looking, that are all about the same price as the one you linked (just a little cheaper actually) and all look nice. What do you think of these 3? Everyone likes having choices. :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147153
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119227
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233
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Of the 3 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233 as it states the dust filters are removable, the Rosewill is smaller though, the case at the second link I would not consider at all, the Antec or case 3 for me.
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Of the 3 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233 as it states the dust filters are removable, the Rosewill is smaller though, the case at the second link I would not consider at all, the Antec or case 3 for me.


Between the Cooler Master & the Antec, which do you think has better cooling (without buying extra fans, that is). I might get a couple extra fans, just curious which will keep nice and cool better.
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The Antec would be my recommendation but I do suggest that you read the Newegg feedback area for both products to help you make a more informed decision.
FWIW I would prefer the Antec without any blue LEDs as I prefer things to be a bit more discrete, it is however a small sacrifice to make to have such a good case.
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Hmm, I actually do like blue LEDs but that's just me. I think since the price difference is only $10 between the Cooler Master and the Antec, I'll just go with the Antec. Now all I need to do is look for a power supply & hard drive.

My main desktop has that TX750W in it right now, but it's going to be put in the Antec. I wanted to get a slightly higher wattage power supply with modular cables for my main computer. I'm kinda bummed all these power supplies are in the $150+ range... :(

Edited by GhostLoad, 14 April 2012 - 08:07 PM.

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Good choice going with the Antec :thumbsup:
If you let me know the details of what components are in your main rig I can suggest a PSU for you, I will need the CPU, video card and number of HDDs details please.

FWIW: I am also not a fan of modular PSUs for the following reasons, they are overly expensive, replacement cables are almost impossible to replace if you misplace the spares and finally good cable management negates the need for a modular PSU.
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I don't see myself ever losing one of the modular power supply cables, but I guess that's a legitimate concern. Good cable management is hard to have, I don't like how there's a ball of unused cables next to my current power supply, all zip tied up.

Well, let's see what I've got in my main rig;
  • ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5-2500k Processor
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Heatsink
  • 16gb G-Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 RAM
  • EVGA GTX 550 Ti 1Gb Video Card
  • 600Gb & 1Tb hard drives

Edited by GhostLoad, 15 April 2012 - 03:37 AM.

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Thanks for the additional details :thumbsup:
After using a PSU calculator, taking into consideration the modular element and cost I suggest the PSU at the attached link http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139031 semi modular and enough power to allow for future upgrades, there is no such thing as having too much power available but you do not need 750W in there.

An example PSU calculator http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/ there is also one you can use @ Newegg
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Yeah.... I wanted to at least get more than 750w though.... I know I don't need it now but I'd like to be ready for anything!

Am kinda looking at this one, it's $150 but NewEgg has a 15% off promo-code for Corsair power supplies. That'll bring me down under $130.

Edited by GhostLoad, 15 April 2012 - 07:46 AM.

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No link at your last reply.
See http://www.tigerdire...1010&CatId=5441
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Whoopsie forgot the link. Didn't really like the one I was looking at anyways, I hate flat cables instead of the nice braided sheathed ones. That Corsair one on Tiger Direct seems pretty good though. Hmm... I wonder if it has the same lesser-quality flat cables?

How the [bleep] is this one so cheap? http://www.tigerdire...9877&CatId=5440

Also, noticed a lot of power supplies from brands I'm not familiar with...

Edited by GhostLoad, 15 April 2012 - 08:09 AM.

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Some links which explain the difference in quality of the various brands of PSU;
http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php
http://forum.pcmech....ide-inside.html
http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
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Some links which explain the difference in quality of the various brands of PSU;
http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php
http://forum.pcmech....ide-inside.html
http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm


Looks like everyone across the board recommends Corsair hands down.
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