Hi, I'm hoping to get a little bit of guidance.

I am helping a friend pick out the parts for a kick-butt machine. Money isn't really an object for my friend.

I have picked out pretty much everything and it rocks! I've read practically all the "new build" threads here, I've used the Ars Technica System Guide, looked at every part on Newegg, read white papers about the processors and motherboards. And so what's my one thing I can't decide??? A CASE. Here's the setup so far:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813128362
CPU: Core i7 940 http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819115201
RAM: Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Video: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
HDD: 2 or 4 WD 300GB Velociraptor (was thinking RAID 0 for 2 of them. Also deciding whether to keep one separate for OS)
Optical Drives: Pioneer Black 8X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X Blu-ray (and a second basic DVD/RW)
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817139006

Case-wise, I was looking at the Silverstone TJ-07, but then I was thinking this can fit in a mid-tower instead of a monster like the TJ07 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163067). I'm just stumped. I think I like the Silverstone FT-01 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163121). But then I saw all these others, and after reading spec after spec after spec, I'm just not sure. Any insight? (And yes, I wish I was building this for me instead of something else!!)

Posted 8 years ago