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Really happy with this build for my brother in-law. The ROG motherboard is a real winner and I am a huge fan of Antec cases for working in, routing/hiding cables and making a quiet system; it runs whisper quiet with PWM control of the two Arctic Cooling intake fans and the CPU fan and the rear Antec fan set on High. The only caveat I have is that the Enermax Toughpower's modular cables are a bit heavy-handed with the heat shrink and tight mesh, making it very hard to get a nice bend on them, particularly with the dual PCI-E cables.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that graphics card?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty great. No complaints. Definately good bang for the buck.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the wireless adapter? Did it come with an antenna?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It did and it works great.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't personally like the case, but that's a personal thing. Liking the build. Also linking the Theme, would be awesome with to Corsair 120mm on that Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Any reason not going for Haswell?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Timing. The parts were ordered before Haswell was released. Had to do an RMA exchange to get the 770 because we'd already ordered the 670.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

That explains everything.

  • 81 months ago
  • -1 points

Haswell is the same as a 3rd gen Intel i3/i5/i7 with better on-board graphics. It's Intel's way of saying "hey, AMD; we're coming after you." But those chips are also more power efficient. They're just not going to do much better in games than a 3rd gen. The 2500k is still the beast of them all though.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

I know my proccesors, They don't really do better in games, but the 2700k vs 4770k does rendering matter a lot when rendering 1080 movies, I've benched this at worked. IT's a 30-50% increase

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

When you say "rendering" movies, are you talking about editing video? If James does edit video, the 4770k will definitely make video editing more efficient, paired with that 16gb of ram.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

You know, Rendering, exporting, taking picture by picture and making a movie? Rendering.

Editing wouldn't be the right thing to say, because it's not really what I'm taking about. Haswell just does it faster and more efficient.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Thinking about getting this case. I have the antec sonata III 2009 edition, front 2.0 usb with 500w antec earth psu. and a Fractal design r4. i like the r4 but its SO BIG! the sonata was my first. i was researching cases for the longest time. goal to have a more portable system. but heat/noise concerns me. ruled out mini itx (expensive, heat, and not much smaller) and super large space pods. I don't want to go just mini R4, basically the same thing but 120mm fans instead of 140 and not much smaller. This is slightly larger than a mini r4 by volume, but looks great! I looked at cases at microcenter and lots are plastic and cheap looking. anyway, upgraded my old antec case (sdd, 16GB ram, 8320 cpu, asus matx mobo), antec case doesn't have sdd mounting :/ poor air circulation (only one exhaust) and the stock cpu cooler still. battled my matx board for one chassis fan and one cpu fan, thats all. so i am looking at mods (adding fans, making holes, adding filters, sleeving cords, adding mounts for SSD, adding molex connector fans) and stumbled upon the solo II, which had kind of went underneath my radar, i was looking lian/fractal, really was interested in the nanoxia deep silence, but reviews turned me away. they are all so close, but yet so far! and revamp an old dying case or just spend the $100+ and get a decent psu and have one more old dusty box in the corner. hopefully they (cases) are getting more future proof? or is that a ridiculous statement in the computer electronic world? i am fairly noob. Seems like the sonata III (old generation) is almost too old! sad to say it...not sure where to bring it to, mod it, roll the steel back out and form a new case? idk.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno what to say. This Antec is pretty heavy, but I'd say it is pretty future proof. As future-proof as anything can be in the tech-world... I used to go crazy with modding cases and stuff but it takes a lot of work to make something look good and polished. I switched to focusing on build quality and most importantly SILENCE. And I have had really good luck with Antec cases in that regard. Plus, they are pretty good value, which helps too. :)