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I have officially owned or tested most of the mainstream cases over the last seven or eight years.

Now I have a new challenge. My desk (an Ikea Gallant) has a bracket that allows you to mount the case from the underside of the desk surface and it turns out I like how it looks (nice that it gets it up off the carpet as well).

Much as I enjoy my Corsair 600T-M, it is simply too wide to fit in the base of the bracket.

(Pictured with my Storm Scout in it).

Here are my requirements. Maximum height of 21.5" or less, maximum width of 9", maximum depth of 20" or so (this is relatively flexible as it can extend back farther).

Must have excellent gpu cooling, preferably via door fan (or fans). I have a pair of overclocked GTX570's in the system.

Cannot have a door (My Sunbeam fan controller has long knobs on it)

Must be black (or another dark color).

Excellent wire management a must! (even though I rarely look inside my case I am a bit of a neat freak).

No preference between SECC or Aluminum

Don't have a preference between door mesh or window (but again door fans a necessity)

Hard drive bays are irrelevant as I only have a single SSD in the system (I use external drives for backup storage)

Budget of $200 (or less)

Don't really care about fan LED colors as I tend to switch them regularly.


What will be inside:

Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Corsair H80 cooling a 2600k
2 - GTX570's (MSI Twin Frozr III PE Editions that do not exhaust hot air out the rear)
Crucial M4 SSD
Optical Drive
Sunbeam Fan Controller (5.25" bay)
RAM, sound card etc.

All suggestions are appreciated but please provide some context as to why the case is a good choice.

Thanks! smile.gif

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Edited by Robilar - 2/18/12 at 9:20am
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post #2 of 25
How about the 690 advanced?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

I own one and it is a great case for cooling gpus and has superb cable management
Edited by AMD955 - 2/8/12 at 8:27pm
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post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
I tried it awhile back and found it a bit cramped. The GTX570's are pretty big. thanks for the suggestion though.
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post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 

As I mentioned the case can't have a door...
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LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 Black CECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

19.61" x 8.43" x 19.53"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112237&Tpk=lancool%20k58
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post #9 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD955 View Post

How about the haf 922?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Too wide.
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
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post #10 of 25
this might sound stupid... but i vote the Storm Scout biggrin.gif

number 1 rule in computers....

don't fix what ain't broke:D

context: if you own the storm scout then you must like it somewhere along the way or you wouldn't have bought it:D
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