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Old 06-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hmm I see, what case would you recommend in this case then? (no pun intended) I have a budget of $120 shipped and it has to be a full tower.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hmm I see, what case would you recommend in this case then? (no pun intended) I have a budget of $120 shipped and it has to be a full tower.
I used to do case reviews but it's such a personal preference. Grab a bunch you like and I'll shoot some opinions and maybe some others will give some too? For that price I would waste my money on the Antec 1200 V3 BUT only cause I had one and made it real nice
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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How's this?: Newegg.com - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
And this?: Newegg.com - COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:19 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Could someone suggest me a Router for the upgrade? My old router is pooping out on me, budget is $40 for the router.
Belkin and Dlink is a good choice
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah, decided on the router already, here it is: Newegg.com - D-Link Wireless N Router (DIR-615) N300, QoS. I wonder what the QoS means? Just noticed it now.
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Out of those 2 the Rosewill gets my vote.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Alright. PP I need Windows 7 64 bit. What's the difference between the system builders and the official version etc..?
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Judging by Newegg it looks like system builders comes with more than 1 copy for multiple systems.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Pictures! PP, I went with the NZXT Phantom, I took your Thor V6 suggestion into consideration but I just like the sleek look of the Phantom. As a matter of fact, I had looked at the Thor V6 first.

This was my basic try at cable management, it's better than my haf 922, I had cables in the space between the HDD trays and the motherboard. It doesn't seem like it but all of the PSU cables are routed behind the case except a molex in the front so I can light up my cpu cooler and connect to the case's fan controller.




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