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    So if I were to just use 2 Drives, 1 SSD and 1 Internal Hard Drive, I wouldn't run the risk of them bumping into each other then while moving my case around correct?

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    I'd like to draw your attention to this excellent gaming case, more than worth considering....
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Alright, im checkin it out now. Yea I do realize I need some good cooling if I plan to OC my CPU. I will take up that Noctua NH-D14 you mentioned.

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    I think it's a great case. Spacious, good construction, great cooling (3x200mm + 120mm + 140mm + some room for more), good cable management, lockable, carrying recesses, stability feet, good storage mount system, fan & lighting control... I don't see how you could get much more for the ~$140 that it costs.
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    well I was reading up on it and people were complaining about bad costumer support . People were also mentioning some DoA :|. I was looking at the Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case on Newegg, and from the sounds of it is an excellent choice. Can't go wrong with Antec Brand either :O

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    The Antec 1200 is not a great case. Cooling is very good, but it lacks any intake filters, and it is also a pretty short case so it's not very well-suited to longer video cards (this also makes it more difficult to work in). If you want something in the $100-200 range, I suggest you look at the Coolermaster HAF 932 and HAF-X, as well as the NZXT Phantom. Either would be a better choice than the 1200. Another good and cheaper option would be the Coolermaster 690 II Advanced.
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    I think im goin with the COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue. Excellent reviews, It should fit a Rampage III Formula + the Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler. Instead of going for that 980x Processor, ill grab the 950 and SLI GTX 580 cards. Not exactly sure what kind of cooling will be demanded of that set up though.

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    If you're going that route, then HAF X is a better solution in all respects. $30 more, but worth it.
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    140$ COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

    200$ SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151102

    OR

    270$ ? Power Supply - CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W
    ITEM #:N82E16817139014

    The one you mentioned, good but I don't think you really need 1200w...

    330$ Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070


    220$ ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131691

    OR

    320$ GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128465

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    600$ 2x XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518

    Note: High chance of turning these 6950 into 6970 by updating them with the 6970 firmware. It's reversible and there's a backup BIOS on the card so it's foolproof

    OR

    720$ 2x EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595

    260$ CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233143


    140$ Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357

    90$ Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

    tip: you could get four of these into a RAID 10 with a decent hardware raid card if it fits your budget - you'd have about 2 TB of fast data access

    225$ SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70000:1(1000:1)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001378

    There may be better monitors close to this price from Dell or HP but this one is very good. If you can buy 2 or even 3, it's worth it.

    There is a 27" at 320$ but I'm not sure it's worth it, because the size is a bit too much. You're better off doing an Eyefinity or whatever is called on nVidia these days with 2-3 cheaper monitors. Believe me, even with 2 monitors it's much better.

    320$ SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70,000:1 (1,000:1)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001431

    Prad.de is a very good site to review monitors, not all monitors are reviewed but you can get a clue about how good a certain "family" of monitors is : http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

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    Choosing a 950 rather than an i7-2600K is not a good idea, IMO. HardOCP did a good comparision here.

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