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Old October 3, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Default xl-atx case? or make my own one?

there is very rare xl-atx case... popular case would be haf x...

but i feel like to have an aluminum or "lookin' good" case... not oddy or heavy look case like haf x...

if i have no option then should i go with haf x for 165cdn at best direct (PM at ncix tho)...?


if i want to make my own case... then i would need xl atx format dimension... and is it not good to make my own case for safety reason like fry the computer...?

please tell me your experience about make the case... ;p i just have hard time to search the right article , guirde or whatever... so please give the link...

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the not-ready-yet computer specification would be

hx1000
i7 950
ga x58a ud9
g.skill ripjaws 3x2gb 1600
vertex 2 60gb
seagate 7000.12 1tb

and plan to have watercool system...
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Old October 3, 2010, 04:09 AM
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The corsair 700D/800D are the best choice for my opinion :P
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Old October 3, 2010, 05:11 AM
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7/800d are too plain for my taste... :\
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Old October 3, 2010, 07:11 AM
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look up some offerings from MM here. You can pick from their line and further customize the look/function of it

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Old October 3, 2010, 07:40 AM
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look up some offerings from MM here. You can pick from their line and further customize the look/function of it

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+1 for MM, just bad they dont have a model named 88 so it would be a MM88:) Also look at lian-li maybe? they have some really nice case but they mostly look clean ( what you call plain with the 800d ) :P
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Old October 3, 2010, 11:03 AM
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You could go w/ a Lian Li PC-PC but it is quite a bit more expensive.

And a bit OT buy why the X58A-UD9? It is hardly a cost effective board for what you get out of it.
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Old October 3, 2010, 02:48 PM
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i seem dont like box shape... >_>;

why not? i got a good deal.... mobo with free i7 930 from ncix... only about 180 cdn different when i buy ud3r with i7 950
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A $180 difference is pretty significant. There are plenty of better ways to put that money to use, like getting a better GPU, adding RAM or disk space, getting a better case or heatsink, etc. Or you could just keep the $180 and end up a little richer.
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Old October 3, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Unless you plan on using 4+ videocards there really is no reason someone needs that board. Dropping to the UD3R will also eliminate the need for an XL-ATX case.
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i believe ud9 is smoking many mobo x58a... yes xl-atx format is not easy to find the right case...

vertex 2 60gb + 7000.12 1tb is enough...

and i will grab extra 6gb if the ram has problem with pagefile, etc...

gpu is still undecided... ;p

180cdn is better than 480cdn if i dont pay combo deal... ;]


original i get ud3r but its average... and i hate msi (hardware/feature)/asus(drivers)...
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OLD: cm 690, hx620, intel q9450, True Black, ga-ep45-ud3p, 2gbx2 ram of mushkin xp2 8500, xfx 285. wd caviar se16 640gb, 4x zm-f3 fans.
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