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    Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Getting components together for a system for my son for Christmas.

    Trying to get him a system so he can play Crysis etc.

    He will end up with something like:

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    My problem is we had thought that a Antec p182 case would be best case to give him future upgrade possibilities, quiteness etc but scan have put the RC-1000 on special offer at a very tempting price.

    What would you go for?


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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    I went for the same setup but with 520W and 4gb instead. I have a P182 for it and it's awesome.

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Can I be your son?
    =]

    I'm getting a similar spec but more HDD space and more RAM, same PSU and I have the Antec P182 and LOVE it

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

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    Gigabyte, Asus, Abit motherboard
    I'd go with one of the Abit IP35 boards.
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    2Gb 6400 Ram
    Ideally you'd want 4GB of RAM for crysis, it's a complete RAM hog, even playing the demo my comp had to do a lot of swap thrashing.
    Quote Originally Posted by smallstool View Post
    8800GT (not sure which one yet)
    Any BFG or eVGA will do, the latter has a 10 year warranty which is nice. Both are well built.
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    620W Corsair HX PSU
    Go with a VX450, it's all you'll need.
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    Samsung 500Gb hard drive
    That or a WD AAKS drive would do the job nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by smallstool View Post
    My problem is we had thought that a Antec p182 case would be best case to give him future upgrade possibilities, quiteness etc but scan have put the RC-1000 on special offer at a very tempting price.

    What would you go for?

    Probably the RC-1000, more room, & less cravats etc. Plus the compartments on Antec cases are a bit of a tight squeeze.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    RC-1000

    Also you only need a 520W Corsair HX or 520W Coolermaster Real Power M520 And a Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP or Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R for motherboard.
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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    P182 everytime

    Oh so quiet, cool, fantastic build quality, understated looks

    I've done two builds with them and it's honestly the best case i've ever used. Get the 520w corsair though..you won't need the 620w

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    i got the RC-1000 and am loving it, its humongous though.

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Not as humongous as the V2000 though *pets it*
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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Thanks Guys.

    Gone for the P182 in the end.


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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Quote Originally Posted by smallstool View Post
    Thanks Guys.

    Gone for the P182 in the end.

    you wouldn't have been wrong with either but you're more right with the P182

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Quote Originally Posted by smallstool View Post
    Thanks Guys.

    Gone for the P182 in the end.

    Great choice, Build may take a little longer, but you gan make it wonderfully neat with virtually no cable runs in main compartment.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    Great choice, Build may take a little longer, but you gan make it wonderfully neat with virtually no cable runs in main compartment.
    Running the main power cable behind the motherboard tray and feeding it in through the side is wonderful! I love that part the most.

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    I would have chosen the P182 for aesthetics anyway.

    +1 for Asus P5K mobo.
    And 4gigs of RAM would help Crysis, --> Bear in mind, if you are using Vista, get the 64bit version for 2 reasons. 32bit only supports 3gb of ram, and Crysis will work faster in 64bit aswell.

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    Re: Case choice P182 or RC-1000

    Quote Originally Posted by smallstool View Post
    Getting components together for a system for my son for Christmas.

    Trying to get him a system so he can play Crysis etc.

    He will end up with something like:

    Quad Q6600
    Gigabyte, Asus, Abit motherboard
    2Gb 6400 Ram
    8800GT (not sure which one yet)
    620W Corsair HX PSU
    Samsung 500Gb hard drive

    My problem is we had thought that a Antec p182 case would be best case to give him future upgrade possibilities, quiteness etc but scan have put the RC-1000 on special offer at a very tempting price.

    What would you go for?

    I am going for a very similar setup and I have ordered a P182.

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