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I have a Silverstone FT02 at the moment but it doesn't have the room and cooling ability that I need for Tri/Quadfire. I'm looking to spend upwards of $250 but don't really want to go over that. At the moment I'm looking at the HAF X and 932 Advanced since they seem to be among the few that could house 4 high-end cards and cool them. For those of you that are running 3-4 graphics cards are there any other cases you would recommend?
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Take a look at Lian Li cases, you'll find them on any site really. If you have a high budget they're pretty much the best option. They make absoloutely huge cases if that's what you need.

If you're looking for specific recommendations the Armorsuit PC-P80 is a bit of a monster.

Hope that helps.
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This has 8 expansion slots and looks ridiculous (in a good way)

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Any of these should be suitable..
$200-$300

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Quote:
Originally Posted by shineon2011;13826291 
Any of these should be suitable..
$200-$300

Raven 3
Corsair 800D
LIAN LI PC-P80

Thanks for the recommendations but I don't know that I'd be any better off with the RV03 than I am the FT02 because I think my last PCI-E X16 slot will be too close to the back 120mm fan which would prevent installing a fourth dual slot card. I'm also going to be aircooling so I'd say the 800D is out because the Obsidian cases have somewhat average air cooling at best. And the PC-P80 may offer the cooling but I don't really like the looks of the Armorsuit series and I definitely want a black interior.
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I just bought the 650D and I'm about ready to drop a 3rd thermi in it. It performs and looks extremely well for the price and the cable routing is top notch.
 
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by burningrave101;13824261 
I have a Silverstone FT02 at the moment but it doesn't have the room and cooling ability that I need for Tri/Quadfire. I'm looking to spend upwards of $250 but don't really want to go over that. At the moment I'm looking at the HAF X and 932 Advanced since they seem to be among the few that could house 4 high-end cards and cool them. For those of you that are running 3-4 graphics cards are there any other cases you would recommend?

I would recommend the brand new Xigmatek Elysium.
It has 10 expansion slots and can swallow 3-4 graphics cards easily.
Currently selling at US$220 + $29 shipping. Just fit your budget perfectly.

Black colour:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815011

Silver colour:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815012&cm_re=xigmatek-_-11-815-012-_-Product
post #8 of 12
Bench PC?

You'll fit anything on a Lian Li T60. I love mine. (Middle one's probably the better example.)

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If they fit on the MB they will fit in the 'case'
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Hmm ... I've never seen these bench/DIY cases before (nor are they listed on newegg, had to go to the manufacturer's site), and I was thinking, what are the disadvantages of having your computer's innards out in the open like that on a permanent basis?

Apart from the obvious (liquid spilling directly onto the silicon or objects falling on it), what about static/dust ..etc? I would imagine it would stay cleaner than a closed case, but I wonder if anyone has been using those for a long time to tell us. They certainly look pretty, or at least bring out the beauty of the electronics inside.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoCzar;13862919 
Hmm ... I've never seen these bench/DIY cases before (nor are they listed on newegg, had to go to the manufacturer's site), and I was thinking, what are the disadvantages of having your computer's innards out in the open like that on a permanent basis?

Apart from the obvious (liquid spilling directly onto the silicon or objects falling on it), what about static/dust ..etc? I would imagine it would stay cleaner than a closed case, but I wonder if anyone has been using those for a long time to tell us. They certainly look pretty, or at least bring out the beauty of the electronics inside.

Granted I havent had any of mine 'long term' yet but so far there have been no issues.

A can of air in the draw nearby. Give it a blast once a fortnight or whatever. Seems fine.
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