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Old 02-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya fellas!

Procrastination paid off this time. Got money coming back from Taxes, getting an i7 and beautiful motherboard, however, my case... is out of stock.

Suggestions for a case? I want it to have great airflow, but at the lowest cost possible. (would like to spend the extra to buy 6GB instead of 3GB AM)

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ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz CPU

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache


Would like something to keep it all nice and super cool- not planning to OC anything though, so it doesn't have to be Uber 1337.

Will also have a 4870 GPU when I order it... after taxes.

Front intake would be good, or good side... had this one in mind.. but I don't know....

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, but I don't think you would need an i7 with only 1 4870, and you're not going to OC, so what's the point? That case is excellent, but you can get the Cosmos S for the same price.
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See the thing is with cases, is that we can't tell you what you'd like..

Its all about personal preference... didn't you have a back up or a back up of a back up?
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Why not overclock? Especially with an i7?
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this has nice airflow and you can hide whires behind the motherbord. that helps with more airflow. there is a lot of room in the case to upgrade. and this case is future proof.


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But the 1200 is HUGE!
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this has nice airflow and you can hide whires behind the motherbord. that helps with more airflow. there is a lot of room in the case to upgrade. and this case is future proof.


Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
+1 i love antec cases.

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

this one has some crazy good airflow
Newegg.com - XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

just throwing those out there, like vern said the case is all up to personal preference.
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Well see Iam a prop artist, so adding some vents or re-painting or doing extreme things - case mods- (just like car mods- were you install big plastic pieces to make your wheels look wicked sick) that won't be hard, fiberglass molding, plastic forming and all that can be done if I find the case absolutely ugly as all get out. I just wanted something that is Full tower sized, good vent, and eventually I plan to go dual 4870s.


Sides if its still ugly, it'll go UNDER the desk, and not on top to show off :P


How wicked is this idea- snap-on plastic parts to make your case look like its a Transformer, or a car, or a fish tank, or whatever. Lol.


So really it comes down to base shape. and that Antec gave me a flirt I might not ignore...
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Well see Iam a prop artist, so adding some vents or re-painting or doing extreme things - case mods- (just like car mods- were you install big plastic pieces to make your wheels look wicked sick) that won't be hard, fiberglass molding, plastic forming and all that can be done if I find the case absolutely ugly as all get out. I just wanted something that is Full tower sized, good vent, and eventually I plan to go dual 4870s.


Sides if its still ugly, it'll go UNDER the desk, and not on top to show off :P


How wicked is this idea- snap-on plastic parts to make your case look like its a Transformer, or a car, or a fish tank, or whatever. Lol.


So really it comes down to base shape. and that Antec gave me a flirt I might not ignore...
Lol, same here, I just picked up the 1200 for my folding rig, just couldn't resist, I start cutting and wire management next week...i think.
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I won't mod til I get more money for it, it's probably the most expensive hobby today, "propping". The first thing I gotta finish with my propping is my Power Suit from Metroid :P That bloody suit has been in production for about 2 years now and I am sick of it being Un-finished. Sides, who wouldn't want a life sized Samus in their room protecting them from the boogy man while they slept?

Just remember, Samus is the destroyer of worlds.



Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

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Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


cooler master only has 1 rear exhaust.. but has ability on side and top to have larger fans (there are mounting spots, not just grid work)
antec comes with free shipping... but I hate blue so would probably disable or replace all blue LED.. which would take probably $30 bucks to replace all the fans. Hmmmm

Which do you think is better?


According to reviews the Coolermaster cools as effectively- if not better- then the 1200, and at lower RPM (noise levels for that part) So I am really Leaning toward the CM...

Anyone know of some Electronics safe paint to spray the interior?
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