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I want a new case guys but need help.

First off my current case makes me half to sandwich my SLI cards, making them very hot during gaming. To fix this I am using a side panel fan on my window, a xigamatek crystal that makes a TERRIBLE whinning sound as it cools. I have tried other slower fans that make less noise but they don't keep up. I want to be able to use my 4th video card slot instead of 1 and 3 giving more room.

So i really need something.
Bigger
and I really want better cable management.

Corsair 600t comes to mind but I'm not sure how well it could keep up in the cooling department, I WOULD NOT use the mesh window if I bought this case. But I could wedge a fan in between the hdd rack and optical drive rack that would be directed right in between my cards.

I really like the corsair 500r also but the full mesh side panel is a turn off, I want a windowed panel pretty much.

any other ideas for cases?

I plan to either get a silver arrow or h80/h100 depending on the case, h100 if it will fit otherwise not sure yet.
Edited by JAM3S121 - 11/4/11 at 12:49am
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You can always cut the sides and add in your own plexiglass window. I purchased a 400R for my sister's build and will be modding those hideous side panels soon to show off the beautiful wiring and color coordinated components. I shopped for a computer case with a side panel and could not find one within reason that I liked. Will have to be a little creative when it comes to a fan, but I will probably just cut a 120mm circle with a fan grille over it. Have to take a lot of time to make sure the cuts come out as clean as possible though! but the corsair cases... totally worth it!
    
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So i really need something.
Bigger
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You can always cut the sides and add in your own plexiglass window. I purchased a 400R for my sister's build and will be modding those hideous side panels soon to show off the beautiful wiring and color coordinated components. I shopped for a computer case with a side panel and could not find one within reason that I liked. Will have to be a little creative when it comes to a fan, but I will probably just cut a 120mm circle with a fan grille over it. Have to take a lot of time to make sure the cuts come out as clean as possible though! but the corsair cases... totally worth it!
If I had those tools i would in a heartbeat get the 500r and keep the fan hole mesh and make the rest plexigless or acrylic

Maybe corsair would possibly make the window like they did for the 600t.
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If I had those tools i would in a heartbeat get the 500r and keep the fan hole mesh and make the rest plexigless or acrylic

Maybe corsair would possibly make the window like they did for the 600t.
If you "need something bigger", I fail to comprehend why you're looking at mid-towers.
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because I don't need something giant, the 500r and 600t and 650t are bigger mid towers but aren't full towers.
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because I don't need something giant, the 500r and 600t and 650t are bigger mid towers but aren't full towers.
CM Storm Scout:
19.5" x 8.6" x 19.2"

Corsair 400R:
20.5” x 8.1” x 19.8”

Corsair 500R:
20.5” x 8.1” x 20”

Corsair 600T:
20" x 10.4" x 23.3"

Good luck.
post #8 of 9
just a suggestion an antec 900 or 600, i have the 600 and itas pretty good for the price has a plexi window u can fix a fan to aswell
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these are the 2 antec cases not to bad for the price and size hey?

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