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Windows 7: New PC build- are these components good?

12 Nov 2013   #21
linnemeyerhere

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I built a killer rig in this case and it's amazingly feature laden and a great value. It's available in a whole host of color schemes!

NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-W1 Black/White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

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12 Nov 2013   #22
whs
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Very pretty. I miss the spoiler though, LOL.
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12 Nov 2013   #23
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Very pretty. I miss the spoiler though, LOL.
No need for spoilers as the bottom fan is placed as a intake and it creates excellent down force for the turns just like Jim Halls 2J Chaparral !
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13 Nov 2013   #24
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I built a killer rig in this case and it's amazingly feature laden and a great value. It's available in a whole host of color schemes!

NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-W1 Black/White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

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As nice as that case looks, and it does look damn good, it would probably be pushing my budget a bit too far unfortunately. I looked through the NZXT website, but there was nothing that caught my eye in that is within budget. Any other cases to suggest?

Thanks once again.
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13 Nov 2013   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not use this NZXT Phantom case - not enough USB ports. One can never have enough ports. That's on reason why I don't use laptops.
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14 Nov 2013   #26
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would not use this NZXT Phantom case - not enough USB ports. One can never have enough ports. That's on reason why I don't use laptops.
True, but I don't use that many USB devices, the maximum I usually use is four, and if I every needed more I could use a USB hub or USB PCI card. So it's not a massive issue for me personally
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14 Nov 2013   #27
linnemeyerhere

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Most all cases will have two usb ports and many like all of mine have 4 on the front and then the rest are up to the mobo in the back.
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14 Nov 2013   #28
whs
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Hmm, I use 8 USB ports plus a 4-port hub and a 2-port hub that is in my monitor. That makes a total of 12 available ports (the hubs eat 1 port each on the box) of which 10 are used permanently. The problem with the hub is that there is not enough power for certain devices. Then you also want to be flexible betwenn USB2 and USB3 ports. Just 2 USB2 ports is really not enough.

The PCI card is an option. But that gives you just 2 more ports.
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14 Nov 2013   #29
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, I use 8 USB ports plus a 4-port hub and a 2-port hub that is in my monitor. That makes a total of 12 available ports (the hubs eat 1 port each on the box) of which 10 are used permanently. The problem with the hub is that there is not enough power for certain devices. Then you also want to be flexible betwenn USB2 and USB3 ports. Just 2 USB2 ports is really not enough.

The PCI card is an option. But that gives you just 2 more ports.
I've seen plenty of PCI cards that have 4 extra ports. But regardless, if I need any extra I'll either get a PCI card or a hub and put the lower powered devices on those and let the high power consumers directly on the mobo. Have you used any cases in my budget, whs? Recommend any of them?

Thanks for the replies
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14 Nov 2013   #30
whs
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Have you used any cases in my budget,
Not recently. Because of my poor eyesight I cannot build my own systems any more. That is regrettable, but what can you do.
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