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All was well until I got my hands on a 120Hz display. Now that the FPS ceiling is finally at a insane sensible value I find myself wanting more space than my m-atx case provides, yet can't find any worthy replacement for it. I'm considering going SLI on the GTX570 but also want to keep my Xonar STX so I'm leaning towards some Z68 board. Currently my sig rig is housed into the all aluminium Silverstone SG03. Don't get me wrong, the case in itself is awesome and the ventilation in this utterly cramped case is seriously stunning.


Browsing the aluminium section of one of the biggest case mail order stores over here I couldn't find anything worthwile. The Silverstone FT02 looked really promising until they decided to use a steel structure and with 15kg making it ridiculously heavy.
The only thing that more or less qualifies is still the aluminium Fortress FT01.

At least its aluminium but with about 9kg still heavy imho.

Then again, comparing it with my former CM Mystique (also all aluminium version) that still houses my former rig the FT01 doesn't really offer anything outstanding in terms of airflow and is even about 3kg heavier.


Honestly I don't know if I shouldn't just go with my old lan-party proven and battered mystique instead, providing the graphics cards still fit in.

Is there maybe some other aluminium case out there that I've missed?
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Lian Li probably targets the same market as Silverstone and I suggest you go through their product range to see if you are interested in any of their aluminum case:-
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...=1&sc_index=26

After reading your post, I bring the PC-9F Black to your attention. It seems it might fit your needs.
-It is all aluminum at 6kg
-Noticeably larger than your current SG03
-two front 120mm fans are well suited to cool GTX570 SLI

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...ndex=69&g=spec

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Yes that PC-9F looks interestning, especially with the dual fan solution in the front it would be an upgrade over the Mystique.
No one probably knows if the GPU clearance of 285mm will be enough in the near future I guess.
I've looked around a bit more and also the PC-7FN looks promising.
Thanks and +rep for bringing that case up.
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