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    Case for mini-itx build, been away for a long time

    Elegant in its own way (like anything Apple), but probably not appealing to most computer enthusiasts. The front panel has a power plug in it. I don't like that at all.
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    Case for mini-itx build, been away for a long time

    I'm probably going to build a new gaming rig later this year, and so far the black/red Manta is in the lead for me. It's a bit big for mITX, but you have plenty of room for all-in-one watercooling solutions. Plus the case is sexy as hell. The Phanteks is a nice-looking case, but research...
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    Amazon: BenQ BL2710PT $449 F/S

    Yep. I loaded my cart and saw the price drop. Bit on one. Sales tax in VA sucks, but whatever.
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    I dunno. Not really. I suppose I could throw an SSD in there with a clean install of Windows and be pretty good for a while longer. Just like shiny new things!
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    That's a nice-looking case, though a little bigger than the Fractal. I like Fractal having the ports on the top panel instead of the front panel, plus the open front for airflow.
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    I planned to mainly run Windows 7 from the SSD. Do you install games on them too? What else? I chose 128GB because I figured I wouldn't be using even half that.
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    Mainly got the itch, plus I want a somewhat smaller case. That's why I'm going mATX. I'll look into 2x8GB instead. How about the HIS iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock H280XQMT3G2M Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card?
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    Is the 850 Pro $20 better? Do Radeon cards still run way hotter than NVIDIA?
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    New build after four years. Thoughts?

    Current rig is in my signature (Neptune). Looking to order these: CASE: Fractal Arc Mini R2 MB: Asus Gryphon Z97 mATX CPU: i5-4690K RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1600 Cas 7 1.5v HSF: Noctua NH-D14 PSU: Corsair HX750i GPU: MSI N760 TF 4GD5 (Twin Frozr GTX 760 4GB) Plus a Samsung Pro 840...
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    Diablo 3 PC for $19.99 @ Gamestop

    I'm seeing $35.
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    25% Off Hotness! Audioengine A5+ Desktop Speaker @ $299

    I have these. See if you can find them cheaper though. I don't remember mine costing that much. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MoPAD
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    25% Off Hotness! Audioengine A5+ Desktop Speaker @ $299

    The smaller, more PC-marketed Klipsch sets are tinny to me. I ditched my ProMedia years ago. AE blows any of those away. And yes, these have decent lows, but you'll need a sub for any real punch. I have my A5 set on acoustic foam pads.
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    25% Off Hotness! Audioengine A5+ Desktop Speaker @ $299

    This is a typical price. I got the original A5s in 2008 for $300 directly from AE, and I often see discount codes knocking the new version down to $300. But they are nice speakers. If you've never experienced mids before, you're in for a treat.
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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    I've been thinking of replacing my XT with a new one. Is there a coupon or something to get it down to $20 shipped again?
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