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Hello all, i've searched for 5 hours today, but no luck or definitive answer so far: I've been looking for a gaming case which i'd prefer to have these characteristics:
-side window. (this is a absolute must, as i'd like to do lights in it, and i dont have the tools to cut a side window)
-double backplate with cable management(i'd like to go with a clean build)
-preferably black interior
-it must have >11,5 inches or >280mm clearance for graphics cards(i'm going with an 6950)
-it must be <80$

At first, I just loved the CM elite 430, but i has no cable management, but i'm still considering it if nothing else works. Other cases i'm considering
-NZXT M59. I absolutely LOVE the design and color scheme of this case, but the 6950 wont fit. Can anyone please confirm this? Cuz when it does fit i'll go with this one.
-Xigmatek Utgard Window. i dont like the fake orange leds so much, nice case nonetheless, but not sure 6950 will fit in here. please confirm? Reviews never state the gpu clearance.
-rosewill challenger
-avepia X-trooper not much info

i hope you guys can help me out

feel free to add suggestions!
Edited by Arthedes - 5/20/11 at 9:01am
post #2 of 12
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ok i think i've narrowed it down to these two: the Xigmatek utgard or the nzxt m59, but i still dont know if either of them has enough room for a 6950
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the m59 will have enough room for the 6950 i believe.
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Yeah 6950 should fit but i don't it will fit if you go for crossfirex.
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(from 4:19)

the GTX 260 is 10.5" if i'm not mistaken. Since the HD6950 is shorter than that, it'll fit fine.
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post #6 of 12
Xigmatek Utgard is one of the best cases around for just 60$

i have one for myself to and sold 2

a 6950 should fit easy
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Originally Posted by dklimitless View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB-C_YkA0wk
(from 4:19)

the GTX 260 is 10.5" if i'm not mistaken. Since the HD6950 is shorter than that, it'll fit fine.
I was gonna suggest the m59 but it looks like DK beat me to it

but ya they are great cases, cheap, lots of airsflow, cable management and side window

also easily fits a 6950
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Hmmm, XFX lists their 6950 as 11.3" long so that probably won't fit in the case:
http://www.excaliberpc.com/601726/xf...bSpecification

(I'm actually looking for a case myself haha. But me no like the m59 enough to buy it . Was looking at the Thermaltake V9 BlacX/k edition )
Looks like anything beyond 10.6"(and close) will have issues
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yeah i was considering that case but it doesnt have a black interior and doesnt have a side window, but i'd really like a side window
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