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Old 04-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i have a very quick question about cases. I am plqnning to build a pc with an asrock 970 extreme3 board, but since this is my first build i have absolutely no idea how to choose a case that will fit the board. I have a uatx case at home, it's old, but the asrock board is atx, will any atx board fit the asrock board? Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As I understand it uATX = microATX, which will not fit a normal ATX motherboard.
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You will need a case that simply fits standard ATX motherboards. You can go to Newegg and choose by form factor to limit your options.
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You will need a case that simply fits standard ATX motherboards. You can go to Newegg and choose by form factor to limit your options.
Alright, so any ATX question will fit the board? Thanks! I really appreciate such a quick response, all of you, thanks!
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Alright, so any ATX case will fit the board? Thanks! I really appreciate such a quick response, all of you, thanks!
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If the motherboard is ATX standard then yeah, any ATX supported case should fit. Here are some of my favourite cases for standard ATX:

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Tower Case - Black (No PSU) | VN300M1W2N

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Case - White (No PSU) | VN10006W2N

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case - Black (No PSU) | VN10001W2N

And thats just on 1 site

Anyways, just make sure that you like the look of it, that it has enough space and check that it supports standard ATX before you buy it
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So I have another question and I thought I'd just add it here instead of starting a new thread (since it's still about cases).
I will be building an asrock z77 extreme 4, 3570k, 8 gigs gskill ram and an ocz zt psu, all I need is the case. I'm just not entirely sure which of the cases I'm considering is my best option for cooling. Suggestions are much appreciated =) looking for. $130 and below

Storm scout, storm enforcer, nzxt phantom, carbide 500r, Thor v2, haf 922, suggestions please?

PS, I will be cooling with a thermaltake trio or a hyper 212+ depending on price, and I will be adding an HD 7850 in a few months, no overclock thanks!
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have the storm scout and recommend it. not the BEST at wire management, but i think it is great for the money. a few dollars more may get you more.
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I have the NZXT phantom and I like it but I don't think that there will be a massive difference between temperatures when choosing any of them cases. Just choose a case that you like the look of. The cable management is very easy to handle on the Phantom but I expect that is the same with most/all full tower cases.

Obviously if you want a water loop then make sure there is enough room in the case or if it will be external that the case has the slots for the tubing.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I really like the looks of the phantom, question though. The phantom comes with four fans correct? 200mm on top, and three 120mm fans right? How many more can be installed? The main reason I like the phantom other than aesthetics is that the cooling is great apparently, I've read it's almost as good as the haf x and it's better than the storm trooper, in your experience is this true? Or can anyone else back that up? Thanks!
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