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Poll Results: Best full tower case for 2 gtx 580s, cooling wise, under desk (limited height)?

Poll expired: Aug 20, 2011  
  • 4% (1)
    antec 1200
  • 4% (1)
    antec dark fleet df-85
  • 12% (3)
    silverstone raven 3
  • 41% (10)
    nzxt phantom
  • 0% (0)
    coolermaster haf 922
  • 8% (2)
    coolermaster haf 932
  • 20% (5)
    coolermaster haf-x
  • 8% (2)
    azza hurrican 2000/2000R
24 Total Votes  
post #11 of 30
Building a machine with cards that put out more heat and stuffing it in a none ventilated area is just a waste of effort.. only to shorting the life of the gear IMO.

You should have at least 10"-12" of space from the wall to the back for a good gamer rig. Anything less any you can get restriction of airflow. Around the side pending on the fan/s around 3 - 6" inches.. Tops to need as much or more since heat rises...

Chow!
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SkunkWorkZ
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post #12 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ohh can you give me some more info on the azza hurrican. I know very little about that one compared to the others, how does it compare to the others in cooling performance? Very good, thanks.
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intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
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2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
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silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
Yeah I really do need him to get it on top of the desk again. Its just a new desk and he is right now trying to make it look all fancy looking instead of geeky. I should be able to get him to move it up their eventually as the the new desk feeling wears off.
my system
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intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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my system
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intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
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silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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post #14 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by julabask View Post
Yeah I really do need him to get it on top of the desk again. Its just a new desk and he is right now trying to make it look all fancy looking instead of geeky. I should be able to get him to move it up their eventually as the the new desk feeling wears off.
Does the desk have a back to it?
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post #15 of 30
Thread Starter 
On the bottom yes but not on the top and I don't think there is anything above the desk either.
my system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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my system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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post #16 of 30
you can build a stand to get it up off the floor next to a desk or under as long as it has the ventilation needed.
The Azza hurricane does well for cooling but it is large and has the fan for the underside for the CPU to keep the mobo cool too.
SkunkWorkZ
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Samsung-850-EVO-M.2 500 GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Mushkin ECO 3 Lepa 240 Aqua 
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Win 10 Home Acer 144HZ 1ms Corsair RGB Strafe, MX Silent SeaSonic X750 Gold 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung-850-EVO-M.2 500 GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Mushkin ECO 3 Lepa 240 Aqua 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Home Acer 144HZ 1ms Corsair RGB Strafe, MX Silent SeaSonic X750 Gold 
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post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
Smart, definitely should think of the stand to give it some nice clearance.
my system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
  hide details  
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my system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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post #18 of 30
Thread Starter 
Okay so which case would be your favorite for this scenario, of these, antec 1200, antec df-85, silverstone raven 3, nzxt phantom, cooler master haf 922.
my system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
  hide details  
Reply
my system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
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post #19 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by julabask View Post
On the bottom yes but not on the top and I don't think there is anything above the desk either.

As long as it doesn't have a rear back panel like this desk, your friend should be fine. If its one of those IKEA Jerker or Galant desks, your friend is in luck, they are some of the best desks for computers out there.

EDIT: DF-85 is a revised 1200, so getting the 1200 would be useless.
Vibrant Curiosity
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z 2x Galaxy 570 SLI Adata 1600 8GB (4x2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Force GT 120 & Seagate 1TB 7200 Lite-On Blu-ray combo 620 + 2x Akasa Viper Windows 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 9400M 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 160 GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitor
Mac OSX 10.6 13.3" 1,280 × 800 
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Vibrant Curiosity
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z 2x Galaxy 570 SLI Adata 1600 8GB (4x2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Force GT 120 & Seagate 1TB 7200 Lite-On Blu-ray combo 620 + 2x Akasa Viper Windows 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 9400M 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 160 GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitor
Mac OSX 10.6 13.3" 1,280 × 800 
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post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
actually no idea which one it is except for the fact that I do think he did get it from ikea.
my system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
  hide details  
Reply
my system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel q9450 @ 3.72 ghz evga 750i a1 ftw two evga superclocked gtx 470's in sli gskill 4gb ddr2 1200 5-5-5-15-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x western digital black 1tb raid 0 random dvd-rw/cd-rw 22x which somehow uses ata windows 7 64 + linux ubuntu spectre 24inch 
PowerCase
silverstone op1000-e (1000 watts) Silverstone Raven 2 
  hide details  
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