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    So I decided on a new case, mobo, and ram.

    NZXT Source 210 It is the same case design as Solaris recommended but it all black.


    ASRock P67 PRO3 - I picked this mobo vs the Biostar once because the P67 chipset is much better for overclocking than the H67 chipset.

    Samsung 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600 - AsRock caught my attention to this ram and after reading the thread on it I couldn't resist trying it out which also fueled my choice of the new mobo above.
     
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    I took the leap I ordered it all. Total cost $644.92 which was under my $700 limit which I'm happy about and it still offers me chances for OC'ing and upgrades.
     
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    If you can switch quick to the 210 Elite (free shipping, extra fan, tool-less bays).. only $2 more when you account for the shipping :cool:

    NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted int...


    Otherwise- good luck with your build :toast:

    Edit- I'll post up some picks of my 210 build tomorrow... providing my wife doesn't have too many honey-do's for me
     
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    The Elite looks good to but I really don't care if it is tool-less or not though the extra fan might have been nice.

    Once I get all the parts in next week (I hope I do) I will be sure to take photo's of the build.
     
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    Only difference then would have been an added NZXT 140mm fan for $2 more than what you paid- not a really big deal

    You're still getting a good deal on the case either way. Keep an eye out in your parts box for mobo standoffs & screws... I tried one of the ones that came with the case and promptly threw them out :rolleyes:
     
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    Damn are they really shitty?
     
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    The only thing I liked was that they were black :shadedshu

    Do you have a shop or a forum member close by where you can pick up a set of std brass ones and screws?
     
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    Well I'm not sure if any one else from Camp Lejeune, NC has an account on TPU.

    As for a shop maybe in Jacksonville I'd have to look around.
     
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    You should be able to get away with them if finding better ones is difficult but you will probably want to replace them if/when you swap out your board. I had an option close at hand so I decided against using the ones it came with.....
     
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    Nobody mentioned it, but you suggested a GTX560, which performs on par for an HD6870, bust costs something like $30 more. It's a waste really, unless the person is insistent on using an Nvidia card.

    I would do:
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w...
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Tur...
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb...
    RAM: SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600...
    GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Ferm...
    Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X ...
    Total Cost: $635.94


    I also suggest if you do go with the Fractal Design case, get another 100mm and 92mm to fill the other slots.
     
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    Shoot, before I ever buy from newegg, I look on forums for parts.

    The only thing in my sig rig that I bought that was used was the i3. Everything else I bought from here or OCN and all way new in box. I saved $200 lol. I also wait for newegg & tiger direct sales, always save a bunch. I think the only thing I have bought not on sale was something that was just released.
     
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    Posted my Source 210 spare PC build on Your PC ATM if you want to take a peek :)

    Link:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2537504&postcount=19430
     
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    A little late on suggestion but the reason for the Nvidia card vs ATI was because more 3d rendering software is written to take better advantage of Nvidia cards.

    I wanted to buy parts from TPU users but my paypal isn't setup for my new bank account. Along with that time was a factor, I didn't want to wait and shop around more.
     
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    That cooler is OK, real easy to install- got it at NewEgg (Shell Shocker) for like $20 a while ago... wish I had a 2nd Xig Dark Knight though:cool:

    I have a Dark Knight in my main rig with the Xig kit to turn it 90 degrees and it easily beats this one by 5-6C under load. I also picked up a CM Hyper 212 Plus on Shell Shocker last month and I'm still debating about trying it in here- but I don't really like the mounting system on the Hyper 212 :rolleyes:
     
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