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Old February 21, 2010, 10:59 AM
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First, if you like the case, good for you, I'm just saying that not a lot more will get a much better case. .

better case in witch way... give me facts , you can put 5 * 120mm fan in that case, it give better ventilation than my Lancool, GPU get cool by the bottom fan, HD get cool by the front case. I see nothing to argue here, if the OP like this case design , I have no problem to recommend it.


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I said that if he's gaming, he's putting too much money into the CPU. .
as for now the only thing the OP say was that he will use it for Photoshop ,
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Old February 21, 2010, 11:09 AM
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It does fit up to 5 fans...but it only comes with the one. Filling up the rest of the slots with half-decent fans is going to cost another $30-40. The case uses a front -> back HDD configuration, which uses more space than the side -> side configuration, and only two bays seem to have tool-free installation. I've never worked with it, and reviews seem to be slim pickings, but I can almost guarantee Thermaltake cut corners with the steel, since every other case I've ever seen in this price range has flimsy side-panels, etc.
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Old February 21, 2010, 11:15 AM
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.......I've never worked with it, and reviews seem to be slim pickings, ..
I own quite fiew Thermatake...so I can make my own review..
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Old February 21, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Really? How many V3s have you owned? Brand loyalty is worthless unless you've seen an individual product.
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Old February 21, 2010, 11:34 AM
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Really? How many V3s have you owned? Brand loyalty is worthless unless you've seen an individual product.

I make a build 2 weeks ago for a customer with 1 , do I have to show my NCIX invoice .
By the way I'm not thermaktake Fan Boy. I have case of all brand here, my last order is a Corsair Obsidian.
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Old February 21, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I'm going with a 5670 because this computer is not for gaming, but rather CPU intensive stuff (or so I've heard) like photoshop and 3ds max. As for the CPU, I'm getting it for cheap. I'm trying to keep the budget as low as possible and overclocking will most likely not be a factor.

@Zero: what PSU would you recommend? I'm really bad at estimating the required power requirements, so any insight to this would be good.

For all the budget questions, I'm looking to keep it as cheap as possible while maintaining good performance for the specified tasks. Things like looks and stuff aren't too big of an issue.

@Raserei: You make a good point about stock case fans: case may be cheap but populating fan slots will cost the extra money anyways.

@MarkOne and others: I'm trying to keep the case cost down so I can focus that money elsewhere, but also to keep total costs down. I guess my budget will be < $800 before tax.

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Thanks for all the input. I'm going with a 5670 because this computer is not for gaming, but rather CPU intensive stuff (or so I've heard) like photoshop and 3ds max. As for the CPU, I'm getting it for cheap. I'm trying to keep the budget as low as possible and overclocking will most likely not be a factor.
And the PSU?
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Old February 21, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Another note on the PSU, the 750W is $100 and the 650W is $120 (at least for the Corsair ones). I've had no experience with the other brands, but Corsair is one of the better brands, correct? I just want a PSU that will have no issues for years to come, and not have to worry about it if I need to upgrade it.
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Well, it depends on what kinds of upgrades you plan on doing in the future. You could easily run that system off a 400W or 450W PSU, and if you plan on staying in the same power bracket, then a PSU of that capacity would be sufficient. My personal philosophy is to buy a PSU based on your current needs or based on what you know for sure you'll be upgrading to, since it's impossible to know what your power needs will be at some undetermined point in the future.
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ODD: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=46792&...acture=Samsung
HDD: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=31000&...D&promoid=1139
PSU: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=26415&...r&promoid=1139
RAM: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42870&...y&promoid=1139
Mobo: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=43094&...nufacture=eVGA
GPU: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49157&...ure=PowerColor
Case: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=46894&...re=Thermaltake
CPU: Core i7 860

In case you don't want to click on the links:

Samsung 22x DVD Writer, Sata
WDC Black 1TB
Corsair 750W
OCZ 4GB 1333MHz
EVGA P55 LE
Powercolor Radeon HD 5670
Thermaltake V3
Core i7 860

Total price: $779.93
After tax: $873.52

No shipping; going to buy locally from NCIX

Let me know what you guys think about this. I'm still kind of debating the Thermaltake V3 or the NZXT Beta Evo. Also, the GPU is in question too, but I think that's the best bang for buck I can get. Uses are for photoshop and 3ds max mostly.
What's your budget? I'm going to assume you have a like $800 budget before tax. I'd switch some stuff out to the following.

Case and PSU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...c&promoid=1139

RAM: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...r&promoid=1139

Since you're not gaming, you could also get away with a cheaper GPU. Do any of your programs use the GPU?
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