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Old March 22, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Such a vehement reaction, charlie! You actually got a good laugh out of me with that.

I see no one else likes the idea of a 400mm side fan here, haha. Really, the case doesn't look that bad. 690 it is. I'll show buddy #1 a couple pictures of it tomorrow or something, and see what he thinks. Buddy #2 specifically chose the HAF, so there's no changing that.

I'm still intrigued by the Aerocool case, though. Here I was, wanting to experiment with other brands of cases, and you guys shoot me down, haha. Oh well.

Which case did you mean to change the heatsink for? I realize there is a huge fanbase for the TRUE here. . . (I know why, too.)

650W it is for buddy #1, then.

Rig #1 v.2:

Case: CoolerMaster 690 $ 80.00
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 $ 210.00
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 $ 280.00
Heatsink: Thermalright TRUE $ 75.00
Thermal Paste: InnovationCooling IC "7 carat"diamond, 1.5g $ 7.00
RAM: OCZ OCZ3X1333LV6GK (3x2GB) $ 97.00
Graphics: EVGA GTX 285 SC $ 360.00
Hard Drives: WD Caviar Black, 640GB $ 80.00
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-TX 650W $ 90.00
Monitor: Acer X223Wbd 22" 1680x1050 $ 170.00
Keyboard: Logitech UltraX Silver/Black, Wired $ 19.00
Mouse: Logitech G-5 $ 44.00
Speakers: Logitech Z-2300, 2.1 $ 116.00

Approx. total: $1,628 USD

All changes are bolded. Saves about $5 (). I do agree with the case choice, but I don't believe that buddy #1 really needs the TRUE, to say the least... but that doesn't mean he shouldn't have it. He wanted that mouse, so I left it the same.

How's it lookin' from your viewpoint?
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