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Old 02-23-2008, 01:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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CM690 ftw

i had a Antec 900 before this...I LOVE this case compared to the Antec.
i've heard this from several people, wat r reasons why?
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i've heard this from several people, wat r reasons why?
less flashy, no side panel, quieter fans, better cable management. and the case is overall better looking and more refined/subtle
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hmmm, well i prefer flashy/side panel cases

did you paint this inside of this case black too like your antec?
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no, i was to anxious to get it put together. i will eventually though.
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I don't see why you wouldn't just get a Corsair HX520 for a powersupply. Quieter, enough power, and easier cable management... What else are you looking for..?

As far as motherboard goes, I would get the Gigabyte DS3L

For a case, I would try Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail I'd much rather have that case for the same price. Another case you can look into is the P182(if you can find it on sale) or the Antec Solo. Also, you can look into the Kublai offerings by Silverstone.

I would personally get a Spinpoint instead of any other type of harddrive, but that's just a personal thing. They are known to be quieter.
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Well, if you have enough money left over from the $1500.....I would go for the 8800GTS 512 over the GT.....it's not much more at all at this time.
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http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A1304002

as soon as i have some money im picking up that case
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I would personally get a Spinpoint instead of any other type of harddrive, but that's just a personal thing. They are known to be quieter.
most new SATA hard drives are all around the same noise level, the raptors are the only ones i've heard to be loud
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Default Re: $1500 Gaming Comp! Please help tweak.

Sorry didnt have internet for a few days. as for the 8800GTS over the GT...is that really worth the extra 50-100 dollars? I mean it doesnt look like it gives that much of an upgrade.

Hows everything look so far? Im still debating on the motherbaord at this time. As for the Memory is it worth upgrading to a 64bit vista for the 4GB of ram?
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right at this moment... no but soon the majority of games will be 64 bit capable and then required.. so its smarter to prepare than have to go out and buy the upgrade and upgrade your hardware too
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