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Hey guys since going cross fire my wee case has started to over heat a lot . i have been look to swap my case out to see if it help with more room and more fans ect.

my budget is about £100 but will streach a bit more if i hafe to.

i have been looking at these

Coolermaster HAF X

Coolermaster HAF 932

Fractal Design Full XL
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post #2 of 14
From what I've heard, the Fractal XL needs another revision before it's a good case. The tilted fan in the back is pretty useless... Sad, because their R3 mid tower is pretty sweet.
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Not goin to lie. I am in love with the Fractal Design Full XL
     
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post #4 of 14
I say the Fractal b/c it looks nicer. I don't like my HAF with all the holes in it. Also the Fractal may keep noice down a little.
post #5 of 14
I say go for HAF X as it has good airflow with big fans=silent cooling
Also In my opinion it looks sweet.
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post #6 of 14
might be worth waiting for the Corsair Carbide series the 500R is going to be pretty good for what you are after!
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by smorg View Post
might be worth waiting for the Corsair Carbide series the 500R is going to be pretty good for what you are after!
I just checked them out.... i want lol
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by scotishhaggis View Post
Hey guys since going cross fire my wee case has started to over heat a lot . i have been look to swap my case out to see if it help with more room and more fans ect.

my budget is about £100 but will streach a bit more if i hafe to.

i have been looking at these

Coolermaster HAF X

Coolermaster HAF 932

Fractal Design Full XL
I fully understand the hot situation that you are in at this moment. The main problem comes from the fact that your two MSI HD6950s use the Twin Frozr II cooling design that dumps heat inside the case (vs exhausting all via their rear).

I propose a 'top exhaust' solution to deal with this type of problem. I have suggested this solution to several members in the past and they all have reported success. One such member Hanshin uses two MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr II which is just very similar to your cards.

Please read through this 2-page thread and especially my post #12 where I outlined the approach:-
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ii-best-2.html

Therefore, I suggest you to use HAF 932 as the top choice among the 3 cases listed. HAF X is also possible but not as good as the 932. And you can forget the Fractal XL (as it does not have good case top exhaust options).

One reminder:- just orient your NH-U12P so that it points upward for exhaust.
post #9 of 14
I would suggest the HAF X to be honest as it's more flexible if air cooling fails
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post #10 of 14
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I fully understand the hot situation that you are in at this moment. The main problem comes from the fact that your two MSI HD6950s use the Twin Frozr II cooling design that dumps heat inside the case (vs exhausting all via their rear).

I propose a 'top exhaust' solution to deal with this type of problem. I have suggested this solution to several members in the past and they all have reported success. One such member Hanshin uses two MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr II which is just very similar to your cards.

Please read through this 2-page thread and especially my post #12 where I outlined the approach:-
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ii-best-2.html

Therefore, I suggest you to use HAF 932 as the top choice among the 3 cases listed. HAF X is also possible but not as good as the 932. And you can forget the Fractal XL (as it does not have good case top exhaust options).

One reminder:- just orient your NH-U12P so that it points upward for exhaust.
why is the 932 a better case if i may ask ?
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I7 2600 K ASUS P8P67 Pro CF MSI R6950/70 Flashed 2GB 16 GB Mushkin Silverline 1333 4*4GB 
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OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD, 1TB Samsung F1 WIN 7 ULT x64/ MInt Samsung 24" lcd Razor Blackwidow 
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1kw BFG Coolermaster HAF 932 Logitec G9 
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The Wee System
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I7 2600 K ASUS P8P67 Pro CF MSI R6950/70 Flashed 2GB 16 GB Mushkin Silverline 1333 4*4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD, 1TB Samsung F1 WIN 7 ULT x64/ MInt Samsung 24" lcd Razor Blackwidow 
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1kw BFG Coolermaster HAF 932 Logitec G9 
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