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Old 03-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this a good setup? And what PC case will work with it?

I am looking to build a Gaming PC soon, and have done some research and chosen my parts, but need to know if they will work together, and if it is a good setup overall. Also, what case/shell that would be compatible with all of the parts and the motherboard......
Here are my Specs:
Graphics: GTX 580
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4 GHz
RAM: DDR3 8GB 1600 MHZ Dual G2
Mother Board: GB Z68MA-D2H-B3 S1155
Hard Drive: WD10000LSRTL 1TB Black
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W

Let me know if I am missing anything, or if my specs are wrong, (this is my first time building a PC). Thanks! Please feel free to correct me.....

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this a good setup? And what PC case will work with it?

Probably a good idea to relocate this thread to the builders area - a mod will be able to do that. Also, to help us help you, please provide links to the parts you looking at. What is your price range? Cases are very individual- are you looking for all the "bells and whistles"= lights,etc. or are you more interested in price? Do you have a size in mind - does it have to fit under a desk,etc.

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Default Re: Is this a good setup? And what PC case will work with it?

I'd do 2 things different.

I'm not a cx fan, so I'd switch that for an Antec earthwatts 650: - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Right now its even cheaper.

My 2nd thing would be to go to a 570 instead of the 580. I can't justify the huge price increase for the gain in performance.

As for a case, any atx mid tower will do. Your killer is the huge gpu.

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