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#1 peacemak3r

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:14 PM

I used to be a hardcore gamer with the PC, but recently toned down and did most of the gaming on consoles. I still do casually game on the PC but not as much. I kind of wanted to have a new build but of course recycle some of the parts from my older build. I also wanted to see if I can get a smaller case, I currently have a full ATX tower and wanted to tone that down to at least a Mid-Tower without toning some performance.

First off, this is my current system:
NVIDIA nForce 750i Motherboard
Corsair 750W PSU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
EVGA GeForce 9800GTX+
OCZ Platinum 4x 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM
ASUS Black DVD-ROM
Full ATX Case

I wanted to ditch the Full-ATX tower and move to an at least a Mid-Tower. I'd possibly like to see if I should change my graphics card to something more up to date but keep almost everything else.

Keep in mind with the Mid-Tower case, I'd like something with a bottom mount and a nice wire management feature. Any help would be appreciated!

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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

This case Should do you well, bottom mounted PSU, mid tower (though its a huge mid tower, but not as big as a full ATX) and it offers cooling on par with most full ATX cases. I use the base version of this case with a crossfire setup, am very happy with it. Its got good wire management, with clips for the wires you need, and enough space between the motherboard tray and the back panel to put any excess wires you dont need out of the way. And upgrading your video card to a newer NVIDIA 460 like this or if you got the money a 560 like this should keep you up to date. Both are mid range cards with directx 11 support, though the 560 is rather pricey, the 460 if your on a tight budget would probably be the preferable choice.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:35 PM

You can tone up your CPU, RAM and motherboard for better performance or you can stick with them which should be fine but not the best gaming performance you can get out of it.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 03:20 AM

Yeah I'm not looking to upgrade to a hardcore type of gaming computer, somewhat of a transition from a gamer to something like just watching videos and streaming from Netflix or something.

Thanks for the input on the cases, are their any more recommendations for cases? I do only plan on running one video card rather then running an SLi that I wanted in the past.




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