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Im going to be building a new rig with 2 GTX 560's in sli and a i5-2500k with a after market heatsink fan combo or possibly a water cooling system. Can any of you recommend a good mid tower that will fit this and have good airflow? Or should I go with a full tower?
Edited by tino1317 - 7/17/11 at 10:41am
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post #2 of 12
I say go with full tower anyway. I love having the room to do whatever.
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I guess im having a hard time grasping how much bigger a full tower is. I have an antec 900 right now and its pretty big in my opinion. Is a full tower going to dwarf this?
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post #4 of 12
nah, just a bit bigger over the 900

check out the Corsair 600t for a nice big mid tower, and there are many other nice options.

Personally, I like the full tower size smile.gif
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by tino1317;14246863 
Im going to be building a new rig with 2 GTX 560's in sli and a i5-2500k with a after market heatsink fan combo or possibly a water cooling system. Can any of you recommend a good mid tower that will fit this and have good airflow? Or should I go with a full tower?

Most mid towers will fit this. Gtx 560s are pretty short compared to high end cards. I recommend the NZXT Phantom but if u wanna watercool then go for a corsair 650D or a 700/800D if u got money.
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post #6 of 12
I upgraded from an Antec 900, to an Antec 902, to my current 650D. There are many "Mid Tower" cases out now that make the 900 series look small. The 650D (and upcoming Corsair Carbide series), CoolerMaster HAF series, and even some Silverstone/Lian Li cases. The 650D (and the other listed cases) will provide an exponentially better setup for wire management, overall cleanliness, and upgrade options in the future. You will easily be able to host 2 GPUs and keep them cool in a newer generation Mid-Tower case.

Good luck shopping - just compare the overall size specs (seen on newegg, etc) to the upgrades. The 650D upgrade for me was massive from the Antec 902 (similar size to the 900) in size and overall case quality.
post #7 of 12
I just built my new PC with SLI 580's and the Silver Arrow inside of the Storm Enforcer. But for watercooling...use full tower.
post #8 of 12
HAF 922 would be a good mid tower. I just got mine and I really like it. A lot bigger than my old Centurion 5...its probably closer to a full tower size than a traditional mid tower.

SLI shouldn't be a problem. The HAF 932 is a full tower so it has bigger fans to compensate for the extra space. Airflow would be great either way.
post #9 of 12
if you are looking to watercool 2 Gpu's + cpu then get a case that can take the rads you will need something like the elysium or 800d
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haf x or phantom i would say, bit phoenix obsidian is pretty big lol actually its huge
   
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