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Old 04-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've decided to do a complete overhaul of my computer setup... i7, new sli or xfire setup, etc... I'd like the chance to (eventually) do 3 way sli... but I know my antec 900 is too small to EVER fit all this (alteast in any ordered manner, I cant see it staying cool with 3 cards in that small area)

I've sifted through tons of case reviews... unfortunately, none of them give me a good comparison... what I need is a larger case (but not a FULL TOWER) that has the same or better airflow as my 900.. preferably better, as ambient temps can get high her in FL.. (not going water cooled ATM)...

I guess I'm looking for my 900 extended 3 inches in every direction or something... any cases I should look at? there is no computer shop here that stocks cases... so far the only one I've considered were the 902, and the coolermaster Sniper... and the 902 is practically the same size, while the sniper isn't supposed to cool as well...
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need Case Suggestions!?

Grab this:
Newegg.com - NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Stock it has less fans stock than the 900, but has options for adding 4 more fans to the side and 2 fans to the bottom.
It comes with 2x 120mm rear fans, 1x 120mm front fan, 1x 80mm top fan, 2x 80mm bottom fan ports, and 4x120mm side fan ports.

It's listed as a full tower case, but the dimensions are only about 2-3" bigger than the 900 like you asked.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You know surge, your right.. a lot of full towers are just about the size I mentioned... I was thinking maybe this one:Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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I can vouch for the 932 ^_^
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You should really consider full tower w/ all those heat producing bits. Any budget?


edit: here is a mid tower I would consider if I had to go mid tower
SilverStone FT01-B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Uni-body Computer Case SST-FT01B PC Chassis CP05 SATA Dual 180mm Fans-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
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You know surge, your right.. a lot of full towers are just about the size I mentioned... I was thinking maybe this one:Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
I've never personally been a fan of the HAF's appearance, but it is pretty good on the airflow with all those big 23cm fans.
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Check out the case i use!! Lots of air flow and space for what ever you need!!
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-MG Metallic Gray Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Just finished building one with this case. Tons of room.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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What psu, and hot much heat comes out of the bottom?

I'm thinking of one of theses, but I've got indudtrial carpet on my floor.
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While its appearance is not flattering by any means, I went with the HAF... free shipping deal right now makes the case cost about what I was going to spend upgrading the antec 900 I already have... now time to collect the rest of the parts... was figuring on keeping my setup how it is, and just selling it to recoup some of what I spend doing the i7 build... rather than reusing what I can..but we shall see..
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