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post #1 of 17
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Here is my current case:

It was the case for my Acer computer 3 years ago when I didn't know that building a computer would be much cheaper.

As you can see, there is absolutely no place to keep the cables. However, heat isn't a problem for me because my motherboard has a overclocking locked bios and I only overclock my GTS 250 by about 10% when gaming.

    
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post #2 of 17
Yes and maybe a new computer too.
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post #3 of 17
You might want to mod it a little bit by adding a side fan, but really an overhaul with a new mobo and case would be ideal.
post #4 of 17
If heat isnt, then what is the problem?
If your keeping the same components and not overclocking as you said ther doesnt seem to be a point in getting a new case.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by DoctorNick View Post
Yes and maybe a new computer too.
+1

If you do just want a new case ... look at the Antec 300 ... usually under $50 and gives you lots of cooling and expand ability
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post #6 of 17
yes, get a new case.
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post #7 of 17
Well, if you build a new PC, yes. But as of right now if heat isn't an issue, don't bother.

Do you want to keep using a small PC or go with a larger case? There's not many options for mATX with really really good cable management, but there are a few. The Elite 341 can be AWESOME if you spend time.

Here's my friend's Elite 341 mATX case. He's more pro at cable management than I am:


Best part is you can have up to 4 120mm fans for cooling, and can fit long video cards. He's got a GTX 560Ti in there, and I've seen even longer cards in this case.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by crUk View Post
If heat isnt, then what is the problem?
If your keeping the same components and not overclocking as you said ther doesnt seem to be a point in getting a new case.
Let me rephrase that. I don't think that heat is a problem. Is it? My CPU gets to 60C max while my GPU can get up to around 70-75.
    
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post #9 of 17
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811815006
was looking at this..

But shipping was a bit too much lol (for me) but this looks pretty cool
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by -Allen- View Post
Let me rephrase that. I don't think that heat is a problem. Is it? My CPU gets to 60C max while my GPU can get up to around 70-75.
Those are reasonable temps. Especially if you are still on stock cooling.
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