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Old 11-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks again to everyone input...

The space in my desk is 16" wide by 21" tall so I think I have plenty of space. Are there some full size towers you guys recommend. Like I said I will never see it so appearance is very low on the scale of importance. I am at my budget already with the $55 case so please stay sensitive to that fact (going over $20 or so isn't that big of a deal tho).
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This is the only full tower I found on the egg in your price-range: Newegg.com - Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

It isn't exactly brand-name, so I would hear some other opinions about it if you really want a full-tower.

I'm still saying mid-tower is fine though. My mid-tower is pretty big, and I'm glad I don't have a full-tower. They are huge.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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^ That's what I came across too...really ugly and it just doesn't seem too nice of a case. With what's left of your budget you might as well stick to a nice mid-tower. Like Druid said, full towers are pretty huge..
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Is there much difference in the versions of Windows7 as long as I get the 64 bit version? It looks like the difference in price is not really a factor.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:20 AM   #25 (permalink)
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if you find a mid tower with good cooling, or expansion options for good cooling, then it should work well enough.

some to look at here.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 Black CECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - XCLIO Nighthawk Black Finish 0.6mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

^ if price isnt really a factor for the OS, i would just get ultimate. if not then either pro or home edition. im sure there are some differences, but i dont really know what the major differences are >.< ...
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Home Premium x64 is fine, Ultimate has some goodies like XP mode but I wouldn't worry about it.
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Yeah, home premium should be fine. But there's always Pro if you want the middle version.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Guys, I was doing some research on the parts list you as a collective supported. The review I was reading on the power supply has me questioning if it will fit in the case since it is a new design. Thanks again for the help!

Antec CP-850 850W Review

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
$119 - PSU: Newegg.com - Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:14 PM   #29 (permalink)
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oh yea, thats the psu i listed because it came with a combo that would save a good amount of money, but only with a $150 case. that psu is a different form factor currently only fitting in 3 antec cases.

but go with the one Druid had listed, this one. it offers plenty of power, even if you decide to run dual gfx cards later on.
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Thanks Muffin...
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