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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129174 A bit out of your price range, but my idea of a good non-gamer case.
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Originally Posted by SugarySnack View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129174 A bit out of your price range, but my idea of a good non-gamer case.
nice case, but i dont see a 6970 fitting nicely in there.
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post #43 of 122
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nice case, but i dont see a 6970 fitting nicely in there.
Just pop out one of the HDD cages and you should be good unless you think you'll need more than 3 HDDs.
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Just pop out one of the HDD cages and you should be good unless you think you'll need more than 3 HDDs.
+1. I had an 8800 GTX in a P182, and I believe the P183's a similar size (and a 6970 is the same length as an 8800 GTX...correct me if I'm wrong).

My vote would be for a Fractal, but I'm biased.
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Just pop out one of the HDD cages and you should be good unless you think you'll need more than 3 HDDs.
yea, i will be running 4 HD
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post #46 of 122
I had also thought that you could check craigslist for an old Gateway full tower or. They are very mod-able, lots of interior space, and not too hard to come by.
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I don't know about the non-modular thing - here's an now older photo of my 690 II advanced rig with my modded from Corsair rubber grommets which had a NON-modular PSU in it. If one takes the time to secure the PSU cables in the back of the mobo tray in that case it's no problem.


That's nice and all, but my front looks just as clean minus the gromets. I'd love to see 2 pictures from the back with the back side panel off, 1 picture like the one you posted from a meter away and another one from the side to see if cables stick out (especially the molex cables). I'd also like to know how many extra cables you had from the Zalman PSU in that pic....

For example i have 1 extra molex cable, 1 extra SATA power cable, 1 extra ATX 8 pin 12V cable, besides the other cables which are connected like the shorter molex cable which is connected to 3 fans, the other SATA power cable which i have connected to the HDD, the 2 PCI-E (1x 6 pin and 1x 6+2 pin), the ATX 24 pin cable and the EPS 12 V 8 pin cable..... all of which i had to store/route in the space between the mobo tray the the side panel, but i ended up storing the extra cables in the lower HDD caddies......Imo the 690II's space behind the mobo is not big enough.
Edited by Pentdragon - 8/16/11 at 11:18pm
post #48 of 122
This might be a bit out of the price range but you gota pay extra for looks right? Corsair 650D. Downright simple sexy looks def not gamer-ish. Move the top hdd rack to the bottom mount and you can mount any card you want 12+ inches NP. Or get a 5.25 to 3.5 adapter and move one of your 4 hdds to the top?
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post #49 of 122
+1 Fractal. Very elegant looking cases.
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yea, i will be running 4 HD
you can run 4 hdd in the case.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-6.html

pictures on page show you that you can install 4 hdd on the bottom slot. i have the case and i can say it's thoroughly great. and i've been taking it to college for 2 years dorms every time, and it hasn't been stolen. another plus is it blocks lots of sound, the way it's designed so that another big one for nights.

cons: it's HEAVY! the 120mm fan on top could be a 140mm or 200mm. the mesh on the intake is flimsy. other than that, great case. great quality. great service.

just broke the the front ports as well as one of the hinges on the front bezel and antec is just recently shipped both parts yesterday after getting a copy of the invoice. these are parts that i broke while modding and i also bought this case 2 years ago. that's what i call great service. FREE REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE GREAT!

btw the Fractal is a copy of this design i believe?
    
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