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Building Red and Black but Can't Choose Between 2 Cases

joshj2398

73 months ago

Ok so I'm having a really hard time deciding between cases to get for a new red and black gaming/editing/rendering build. It's down to the CM Storm Stryker and the Corsair 650D. I know the Stryker is white, but it looks pretty cool with red and black components in it. Here's my build for reference. Note: I'm aware the CPU I've chosen doesn't have hyper threading. I might get the 4770k, but I'm pushing my budget. I started with a budget of $1500 and now look where I am.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $217.98 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $129.99
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste Purchased For $5.00
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $200.00
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $165.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $50.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card Purchased For $551.30
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $20.00
Case Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case or CM Storm Stryker $143.93 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $30.00
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $75.00
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $20.00
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $266.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $40.00
Mouse Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $30.00
Other NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller Purchased For $30.00
Other Klipsch - HD Theater 600 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System with Powered Subwoofer Purchased For $200.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2175.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-14 01:49 EST-0500

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would go with the 650D. I've always hated that the drive caddies in the Storm Stryker weren't removable. Hell, I took ALL the drive caddies out of my case, and have my SSD mounted in the 5.25" bays. That gives you more room for long GPUs and better airflow from the front intake fans.

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