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Old 08-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Already have drives and a low-end gpu I'll look to replace down the line.


Any comments are appreciated. Will buy later tonight or tomorrow.

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That will function great as a low-end gaming build
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i like to have at least 500w of psu for gaming but as long as its from a reliable source and wont break on you then thats fine. also i like that tower with 3 fans. gl
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That's a great low end build, gj!
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What do you think of this case vs the rosewill?

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Also, this RAM Newegg.com - Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1333ELK
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That TT case would be a step backwards. I would recommend this one:
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$60 up front, but has a $10 MIR and free shipping. Comes with two blue LED front 120's, a top blue LED 140, and a rear 120. All of the fans are quiet (I have that case).
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Switched to the Antec Case. Still not sure if its better, but I've heard and know more about the Antec 300. I was mostly going for the Rosewill because of the Tom's Hardware reccomendation.

In the end this is what I for my $315. I think it was worth it!

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Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Looks darn good to me, mate.

The 300's main (only) drawback is that it doesn't have much to help in the way of cable management. Since it doesn't have a side window I just bundled mine up and have them on the bottom of the case out of the airflow.
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That X4 640 Porpus is a great chip, I have it running in one my machines and it handles games just fine.
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Any reccomendations on a bang for your buck video card? Doesn't have to play things on high settings, just be capable. I don't really game that often but want to have the option open to me.
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