Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2007, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15
Default Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

Hmm well my gaming rig is almost complete. I just need a Full tower atx case now :]

Heres what im gonna put in it.

Cpu
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping, i plan to overclock it up to 3.4ghz atleast

Motherboard
- Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R

Ram
- Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1066MHZ 5-5-5-15

Graphics Card
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS Superclocked 320mb

Harddrive
Seagate Baracuda 7200.10 250GB

Power Supply
Corsair 620HX

Cpu Cooler/Heatsink Fan
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme ( Need help on what 120mm fan to chuck on it )

Hmm these cases seem to be the most popular atx fulltower's

NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower
Newegg.com - XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN2-GP Silver Aluminum ATX
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN2-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

- I want very good airflow inside the case
- If possible, i want it to look sexy

The one i like the most is the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570, it looks good, but it doesn't seem to have very good airflow with 3 fans and no side ducts/vents.
I dont know, help ?
__________________

Shinzen is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

The build is good first off. I would get a Tuniq just becuase it's a good bit cheaper and much different in temperatures. As for the case fans does not mean everything. The Gigabyte Aurora has been known for being an excellent case, and the 570 version has been reviewed by top critics as a "gem of a chassis"
It has always been one of my favorite Full towers and i would buy it.
__________________

__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

Bah, stick with the thermalright ultra extreme. Get a scythe sflex or yate loon fan for it. Buy.com has the crucial ballistix 4-4-4-12 sticks on sale right now which are a good bit cheaper than the 1066 ballistix and will easily overclock just as far. Also unless you plan on going SLI the corsair 520 is probably more than enough power supply.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
Bah, stick with the thermalright ultra extreme. Get a scythe sflex or yate loon fan for it. Buy.com has the crucial ballistix 4-4-4-12 sticks on sale right now which are a good bit cheaper than the 1066 ballistix and will easily overclock just as far. Also unless you plan on going SLI the corsair 520 is probably more than enough power supply.
If you want then go with the Thermalright 120 extreme but yes lower the PSU to a 550VX which is even enough power to run a Quad-core and single GPU solution.

I did not notice you had DDR2-1066 Ballistix in there...just go with the regular DDr2-800 stuff which is cheaper becuase if you notice it has Cas lat of 4 and all they do to get the 1066 sticks are loosen the timings to 5 and up the speed for more money which you can do yourself.
__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 11:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

as for the 120mm fan, its better to attach 2, one on each side\
just get a decent ones with 75+ cfm but don't forget to keep noise in mind
__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 12:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 46
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

I have the NZXT Zero and like it a lot - seems likea very well made (and very big) case. I do agree, though, that it ptobably has more fans than anyone really needs - so don't buy it just becasue it has the most fans. To be honest, I just didn't like the aesthetics of the 900 or the Armour, and found this as another option.

I figured I'd chime in just so that you heard from someone that owned one and was happy with it.
Portland Newb is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 12:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
Corrupt Techie
 
aetherh4cker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 752
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

Checking out that GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black is making me second guess the Case I wanted to get.

Hmm.....
aetherh4cker is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 03:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 145
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

nice build man.
as for the case, go with the Gigabyte, or the Stacker.
The 3D is an amazing case, probably my dream case.
__________________
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...igns/pcsig.jpg
xfire:nhlrocker
msn:cave_daniel@hotmail.com
3DMark05:14,880
aquamark score:133,352 :)
nhlrocker is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 05:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Almost final computer build needs reviewing + case suggestions

i would stick with the nzxt zero, looks like a great case. also the tuniq can be a better options having pretty much same temps at a lower cost as sora said. otherwise u should prob just get a non-o/c edition gts and o/c it ur self and a nice set of ddr800 crucials.
__________________

__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestions on New Build grimmly New Systems | Building and Buying 8 09-02-2007 07:13 PM
Final Final Build.... I will order it tonight. pinoy3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 24 05-24-2007 12:33 AM
My build so far, need suggestions Max Power New Systems | Building and Buying 32 05-21-2007 11:31 AM
Looking to build gaming computer need help goldenboy3413 New Systems | Building and Buying 5 05-02-2007 06:49 AM
Quick question, currently building computer..(Mobo into case) Alexinator New Systems | Building and Buying 0 03-31-2007 01:48 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.