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post #1 of 21
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Hey im looking for a full tower case for air cooling and want more space to to work with
the cases I have looked at are:
Silverstone tj07(with upgraded fans and 5.25 fan bays)
Silverstone tj09(with upgraded/added fans)
Cooler Master atc840
or any other cases you guys would recommended
thanks
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post #2 of 21
I've got a ACTS 840, love the case. I've got some gripes with it right now because I think one of my 230mm exhaust fans is dying and I keep thinking should I get another case, but after all my research I can't find anything that has all the features this one does and I will most likely be keeping this case.

I take it by your current pics you aren't into the gaudy (ugly) LED / angular monstrosities. The ACTS 840 is a classy looking case, but its BIG! Mine has 3 230mm fans, 2 Gentle Typhoons pulling air across the HDs towards my GPUs, one GT doing intake on the bottom, and one S-FLEX doing exhaust. I've got all this hooked up to a fan controller and this case is damn near silent. My GPU/CPU temps are amazing. This thing really does move air through it.

Your SLI setup will love this case.

My only real gripe about this case is cable management, there is plenty of room to stash stuff but its really hard to get it to look pretty if your into that sort of thing. Me personally, I manage it well enough but the case has no window, so who cares. Checkout the ACTS 840 owners forum, some people there have done some SERIOUS modding to their cases to make them look nice on the inside. I've done zero and it works great for me.
Edited by amtbr - 10/2/11 at 4:46pm
post #3 of 21
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thanks good info, I can find a ATC 840 for $200-250 these days, going to look look at the owners club
anyone have any points on the TJ09 or TJ07?
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post #5 of 21
TJ11
basically a bigger FT02
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Zelx View Post
or any other cases you guys would recommended
Given the full-tower preference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150

"The Cooler Master Cosmos S (RC-1100-KKN1-GP) features one huge 200mm fan on the side panel for maximum VGA cooling, and triple 120mm cooling fans on the top, in the front and at the rear to optimize internal airflow for peerless cooling performance."
post #7 of 21
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the TJ11 is quite pricy, not sure if its worth the $600 bucks
and I like the specs on the Cosmos, would probably replace the front led fan though with a non led
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post #8 of 21
NZXT phantom - Looks sexy, tons of space, you can use any fans but you will need another 190mm to have 2 top fans
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post #9 of 21
Love my Cosmos S, too. You might need an extra HDD bay in front - $23, has also 120 mm fan with4 blue LEDs; the case has same fan on bottom but red LEDs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817993002
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Silverstone Fortress FT02, Lian-Li PC-P80, Lian-Li PC-A77F, Lian-Li PC-P80N, Lian-Li PC-V2120, Lian-Li PC-A70F, Lian-Li PC-A71F. After owning an ATCS 840 and then working with Lian-Li cases, all I can say is... go for Lian-Li. The ATCS 840 is really a knockoff of Lian-Li in general - and the side panels are much thinner, they don't match up as well, and it just doesn't look as sweet. Feature wise it's quite outdated too.
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