1. Shadowlurker

    OP Shadowlurker GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hello there! Me again! This time with a question about a case, Will this case be suitable for a entry level gaming/media pc? Specs will be i3 3220, Asus P8B75-M LX, 1 HDD, HD 7750 (Or 7730) 4 GB Ram (Will eventually be upgraded to 8, then 16 etc.) http://goo.gl/KfMcC2 Or perhaps I should go with something like http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVO-LABS-E6803B-Desktop-Chassis/dp/B003K6481S ?

    I know the PSU's supplied with cases are usually pretty crappy but it will only be in there for a short time untill I get the money to upgrade everything.
     
  2. Thanatos Telos

    Thanatos Telos random stuff
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    847
    Country:
    United States
    Don't say that you'll replace it later. A bad PSU could seriously damage other components. Just wait until you have the cash and get a CX-430 and a Source 210.
     
  3. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade
    Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    245
    Country:
    Netherlands
    well this one is better at cooling.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Strike-X-Screwless-Tower-Gaming/dp/B00606NC5S/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1376672688&sr=1-8&keywords=120mm fan
    its under £35 (free delivery included)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AeroCool-Turbine-1000-Case-Fan/dp/B000XJD3V6/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1376672713&sr=1-4&keywords=120mm fan
    add 3 of those and place them at the place where you can place it £8,99 a piece
    ---
    this is a total of £62 at max

    and you have good cooling specs 6 fans in total (you can place 12 in the intire case) but 6 is also good
     
  4. Kirito-kun

    Kirito-kun Disciple of GabeN
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    290
    Country:
    Canada
    If you're on a budget, just don't get a case at all.
     
    Celice likes this.
  5. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,363
    Country:
    United States
    Then just save up money.

    I agree with Thanatos Telos.
     
    Thanatos Telos likes this.
  6. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade
    Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    245
    Country:
    Netherlands
    just like the first stages of when google started (lego pc case)
     
  7. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    713
    Country:
  8. Shadowlurker

    OP Shadowlurker GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Understood, one more question, should I keep the with the plan of getting the i3, with the eventual upgrade to an i7, or go for a FX-8320 Black Edition which I can get for like £20 more than the i3, Which would be the better option for a term of 2-4 years?
     
  9. MaartenMx

    MaartenMx GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    113
    Country:
    Netherlands
  10. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade
    Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    245
    Country:
    Netherlands
    that is around €120 for that i can get a very good one that can support lots of fans for cooling:
    Spire Sentor 6004

    it cost €90 €40 for extra fans (with extra fans you have 10 fans in total)
     
  11. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,363
    Country:
    United States
    You said you are building entry level system, so why i7 or FX-8320?
     
  12. Shadowlurker

    OP Shadowlurker GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just planning ahead for the eventual update because of course the entry level wont stay entry level for long.
     
  13. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,363
    Country:
    United States
    Update for what? For gaming wise i3, i5, or FX-6xxx is pretty much all you need. Unless you have a specific workload it makes no sense to get i7 or FX-8xxx.

    Upper tier only gets you more multithread performance, which is not something gaming cares about. I'm using i7-3770K and that is only because I do x264 encoding 24/7.
     
  14. MaartenMx

    MaartenMx GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    113
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I3 is imo to weak, but I7 is an overkill. I think OP should go with i5-4670K Haswell.
     
  15. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,363
    Country:
    United States
    i3 is not weak at all. In fact I started out with i3-2100 (Sandy Bridge i3) and HD6950, a beast in gaming.

    In fact, you can game very well with Sandy Bridge Pentium believe it or not. i5 gives gaming a bit boost when it comes to demanding games or MMO.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Decent, Budget,