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Windows 7: looking for a good case


05 Aug 2010   #1

 
 
looking for a good case

hi guys i am very soon going to build my own system and i am looking at at cases i am looking for one that i can easy put drives in and the other componets in and good cable managment i dont understand most of the describtions of the cases so i will post a link to the website.

i dont wont to spend a massive amount of money on the case. basicly a case that i can slide drives in and a good one for a beginner.

website: Computer Hardware & Software Australia | Techbuy Australia

possible case: ThermalTake V3 Black Edition Midi-Tower Case - 450W PSU, Black (VL84521W2A) | Techbuy Australia

any advice/help?

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05 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The Cooler Master HAF series is a good one, with side HDD bays, which are great.
I have the 932 (full tower) and the cable management is great.

~Lordbob
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05 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

how much can you spend? let us know and we'll point to the right case for your money , i have this case...

Coolermaster Storm Scout Gaming Case - Black [SGC-2000-KKN1-GP] Cases Cooler Master

which is a good one for cable management but not perfect its fiddly to get right , if you want the best air cooling and the best cable management you need to go for a full tower
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05 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I have a really nice Antec Two Hundred. It cost me $65 CDN and is great for airflow. Adding drives is a snap, and so is cable management. It even features a hot swap SATA bay in front.

This is it:

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjEyMQ==

Not sure if you can get it in Australia, but it's a good buy, and well put together.
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06 Aug 2010   #5

 
 

Mellon Head i did find that case on the website that i am buying all my parts since its a Australian store and has a huge selection of stuff it seems like a good case and easy to do stuff + cable management seems like a breeze.

heres the link: Antec Two Hundred Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black (TWO-HUNDRED) | Techbuy Australia

also here is what i have planned will it work and i know that i am missing a power supply but i am not sure what i need. some advice?

here is my product list so far i am open to suggestions:

case: Antec Two Hundred Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black (TWO-HUNDRED) | Techbuy Australia

motherboard: ASUS M4A77TD Motherboard | Techbuy Australia

graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce 210 - 1GB DDR3 - (590MHz, 1600MHz) (GV-N210TC-1GI) | Techbuy Australia

or: Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 - 512MB DDR2, 128-bit, VGA, DVI, HDMI, HDTV, HDCP, Heatsink - PCI-Ex16 (11142-09-20R) | Techbuy Australia

processor AMD: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad Core (3.2GHz) - AM3, 2MB L2 (HDZ955FBGMBOX) | Techbuy Australia

hard drive: Samsung 160GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II-300 HDD w. 8MB Cache (HD161HJ) | Techbuy Australia
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06 Aug 2010   #6

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
Mellon Head i did find that case on the website that i am buying all my parts since its a Australian store and has a huge selection of stuff it seems like a good case and easy to do stuff + cable management seems like a breeze.

heres the link: Antec Two Hundred Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black (TWO-HUNDRED) | Techbuy Australia

also here is what i have planned will it work and i know that i am missing a power supply but i am not sure what i need. some advice?

here is my product list so far i am open to suggestions:

case: Antec Two Hundred Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black (TWO-HUNDRED) | Techbuy Australia

motherboard: ASUS M4A77TD Motherboard | Techbuy Australia

graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce 210 - 1GB DDR3 - (590MHz, 1600MHz) (GV-N210TC-1GI) | Techbuy Australia

or: Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 - 512MB DDR2, 128-bit, VGA, DVI, HDMI, HDTV, HDCP, Heatsink - PCI-Ex16 (11142-09-20R) | Techbuy Australia

processor AMD: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad Core (3.2GHz) - AM3, 2MB L2 (HDZ955FBGMBOX) | Techbuy Australia

hard drive: Samsung 160GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II-300 HDD w. 8MB Cache (HD161HJ) | Techbuy Australia
Good choices, but I wouldn't buy the 4350. It's a little weak. If you're going to buy a Radeon in the 4000 series, I like my 4670's, and they aren't much more expensive than the 4350.

For power supplies, I have a really good OCZ Stealthstream 600 that's been running like a top for over a year, and it's rock solid. The only drawback to it is that it mounts in the bottom of the Antec 200 and the 12V P4 and P5 aux CPU power connectors aren't quite long enough to route around the motherboard tray, and they have to lay overtop the GPU. I solved the problem by making an extender cable for my P4. You can buy them from computer shops as well. It might be a little problem with some supplies, but like I said, you can buy extenders.

Good luck with the new build.
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06 Aug 2010   #7

 
 

what power supply do i need for the motherboard and does the case come with fans and fan connectors with it?
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06 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

It says the case comes with a top 140mm fan and a rear 120mm fan. They usually plug into a molex connection on the power supply. As for the power supply pending on which graphics card you decide to go with you could get by with a 600w pending on the amps on the 12 v rail and the cards requirement.
I always believe you should buy a quality power supply since it is a core component in your system so I tend to by more than I need leaving room for upgrades, more fans, hard drives or xfire or SLI so I would recommend a 600w. an Corsair, Antec Coolermaster of course pending on your budget they have some good ones on your site Power Supplies - 600W - 699W | Techbuy Australia Hope this helps. Fabe
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06 Aug 2010   #9

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The Antec case comes with a 120mm rear fan and a 140mm top exhaust fan. Both have standard Molex connectors which plug into the normal connectors used for IDE hard drives and older CD ROMs. The fans are speed adjustable by switches on the rear of the case. Mine are attached to a fan controller, along with two 120mm intake fans, and a 120mm side fan blowing on my GPUs. The airflow is great, but I suggest you get quiet fans. The ones that come with the case are very quiet.
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06 Aug 2010   #10

 
 

i want to put a motherboard that will surrport a intel proccessor proberly a duel core or better and it have to support 64 bit os but i am having trouble finding on without a intergrated graphics card. help?
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