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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
8184 posts

re: New Case for PC Gaming Build.
Just ordered my prodigy case and asrock z77 mitx mobo

This will probably be my build after its all said and done

- i5 3570k with h80/100 cooler
- ASRock z77 mITX motherboard
- 2x8gb 1600 RAM
- Sapphire vapor-x 7970 or asus matrix 7970 (whichever one gets in stock and has the better price)
- Bitfenix Prodigy, White
- Seasonic x650 (that I will finally be able to sleeve since it's fully modular and not semi like my corsair hx750)

I'm ditching my little old optical drive to open up some more space, and I sold 2 of my HDD so I could take out one of the 3.5" bays. I still havent decided if I'm going to get a 2.5" drive to replace my 3.5" because the prodigy has the really nifty 2.5" ports in its side door so I can remove all of the 3.5" bays to have a lot better airflow
This post was edited on 11/29 at 5:24 pm

Alabama Slim
Alabama Fan
2009,2011 BCS National Champions
Member since Jul 2007
9575 posts

re: New Case for PC Gaming Build.
I'll post this here since this seems to have turned into the "rate my build" thread. I'm thinking of getting started ordering parts once finals are over. I would like to stay around the $1300 - $1400 range.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

I'm not married to that case, juts threw it in there for giggles, been going back and forth. I would like a case with good stock cooling because it's my first build and I don't trust myself judging it and would hate to overheat a $1400 system.

is that good RAM? should I bump up to 16GB? anything that isn't compatible? Also, will I need to order anything separately, like cables etc. I know I'll need some heat sink for the CPU fan.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 8:04 pm

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