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post #11 of 22
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Why?

Heat problem? Looks? Broken pieces?
As of right now its fine. I'm just worried that whatever card I get in October won't fit. My GTX460 seemed pretty long in my Centurion.
post #12 of 22
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As of right now its fine. I'm just worried that whatever card I get in October won't fit. My GTX460 seemed pretty long in my Centurion.
A 570 will not fit. Here is a DIY Mod thread that I thought was cool:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post10021776
post #13 of 22
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Seems a bit anemic for what you're talking about doing. It's got 1x120mm and 1x80mm fans on it.

You don't necessarily want a 900 though. I've owned one in the past, it's not the friendliest case in the world. I've also build in a 902, it's a lot better to work with at least. I personally also liked building in the CM Storm Sniper, it's small, but very workable.

I'm sure a lower end HAF will work, I don't personally like the looks of them, especially on the inside, but that's personal.
Thanks for the info...I didn't realize the 900 was that outdated! I just searched for mid towers on Newegg and sorted by best rating
post #14 of 22
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A 570 will not fit. Here is a DIY Mod thread that I thought was cool:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post10021776
Wow, that's pretty awesome. And I thought I was a genius for my little air duct/side fan swap

Are there ANY mid tower cases that'll fit the newest cards? Or will I just have to bite the bullet and grab a full tower?
post #15 of 22
For something that's comparable and better than the Antec 900/902 and under $100 there's the
Lian Li Lancool K63 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ian%20li%20k63
Lian Li Lancool -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...112239&Tpk=k62
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced $70 AR --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-216-_-Product
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post #16 of 22
The 690 II is a great case. A lot of the NZXT cases are good to work with as well and well priced. I liked the Gamma case alot.
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post #17 of 22
I just went with a Corsair 600t SE case and its gorgeous! Best looking case on the market IMO.

My current case (CM690II) is also very good, just not as sexy as the Corsair...
post #18 of 22
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Wow, that's pretty awesome. And I thought I was a genius for my little air duct/side fan swap

Are there ANY mid tower cases that'll fit the newest cards? Or will I just have to bite the bullet and grab a full tower?





BitFenix Shinobi can
post #19 of 22
For basic cases I like the Antec 300 (lots of people dont like them, but I do). It has great air flow. 3 x 120mm fans and 1 x 140mm on top. It provides plenty of airflow. I owned the antec 902 and I like the case. I has great air flow. I ALWAYS mess with my computers and it is a pain to work in it. If you don't touch your pc much I would say go with this.

Lian Li are very nice cases! If you want to get a good upgrade get a lian li. Find one with good airflow.

If you buy an antec case, I would suggest buying one used. Preferably one with mods. I also suggest you give it a good paint job. Nothing like owning a case that you put some work into it. Antec cases can be found cheap here on OCN.

Sell that case you have on craiglist for 20-30 bucks!! 15 for a quick sale!
post #20 of 22
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That Shinobi case looked nice, just saw an article on Lifehacker breaking down various cases. Unfortunately they said the Shinobi doesn't cool so well.

I was looking at this case but can't find it online to order: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=...gory=2&prod=57
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