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Thanks everyone.. It's so hard to decide.

Does Haf 912 have any competition for 60 bucks? xD

Unless you can find a CM 690 II Adv for $80 or less, then no smile.gif
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Unless you can find a CM 690 II Adv for $80 or less, then no
Can you put an H50 cooler on the NZXT Gamma? I can only see 2 screws for the 120mm at the back of the case..

wouldn't that make the h50 cooler unstable?
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Can you put an H50 cooler on the NZXT Gamma? I can only see 2 screws for the 120mm at the back of the case..

wouldn't that make the h50 cooler unstable?


Two screws are good enough. Also, there are fan mounts on the top of the case if you think it won't be stable on the back.
    
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Can you put an H50 cooler on the NZXT Gamma? I can only see 2 screws for the 120mm at the back of the case..

wouldn't that make the h50 cooler unstable?
when i was installing an a70 into, from the looks of it.. i would think you can install a h50 on the top i would say and maybe the back.. but the mobo is pretty close to the top of the case .. maybe 1/4-1/2 inch of space clearance
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can the 5870 fit in the NZXT Gamma?
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post #16 of 20
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can the 5870 fit in the NZXT Gamma?
yup, i fit a gtx 260 which is 10.5 inches and the 5870 is 11 inches. Also heres a list of cases that can fit a 5870 if your consernced
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post #17 of 20
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yup, i fit a gtx 260 which is 10.5 inches and the 5870 is 11 inches. Also heres a list of cases that can fit a 5870 if your consernced
That's a relief thanks
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post #18 of 20
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I am itching for a decent cheap case..

Anything better than the NZXT Gamma for 36~50 bucks?

Wondering how it pits up against my 900 (feel free to shoot down my antec 900 )
IMO you get what you pay for and that NZXT Gamma is a good case if one wants to "slap" a computer system together and don't care much about much else if $$ are a factor otherwise better to spend a bit more and get a case you'll be glad you bought later.

I have a Cooler Master HAF 912 and 690 II Advanced and below are the photos of them so you can see how clean an install you can potentially get.

My HAF 912:





My 690 II Advanced (mind you the interior rubber grommets are not included and one cannot get them from where I did anymore to my knowledge):







Of course there are other computer cases to consider but it depends on your case spending budget.

Later,
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post #19 of 20
The last build I did was with this case, my buddy was on an extreme budget and this case proved to be well worth the money! I couldn't believe a case so cheap could be so good!
    
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post #20 of 20
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Thanks guys.. ordered the Gamma.. hope it don't arrive as a lemon..

If I had the money I'd go for an Obsidian, Haf X or a 932 advanced. Damn..

I just really hope the 5870 and H50 fits well.
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