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Antec P280 vs. Antec Eleven Hundred

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Hi guys, I've been lurking around here for such a long time now, and I finally have joined the forum to ask a question. I am looking at getting either the Antec P280 or the Eleven Hundred case. I am looking for a case that can support a motherboard with 3 pci-e x16 slots and will be putting hopefully 2 quadro 4000s in. Cost isn't a huge concern, but I want a case that will keep the graphics cards cool. So should I get the P280, the Eleven Hundred or something completely different? Please tell me which is better and why or why another case would be than the two I'm looking at. Thank you for the help.
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Not a big fan of the antec cases (I owned the p180). I would look at the corsair cases. The 500r or the 550d are what I would look at.
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Those quadro cards throw off alot of heat. Consider a case with a side fan. My quadro 3800 throws off heats, but i setup the side fan in my three hundred case to blow colder air into the case and it helped alot with temperatures.
    
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Not a big fan of the antec cases (I owned the p180). I would look at the corsair cases. The 500r or the 550d are what I would look at.

Thanks for the suggestions, but that doesn't tell me anything about why they are better.

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Those quadro cards throw off alot of heat. Consider a case with a side fan. My quadro 3800 throws off heats, but i setup the side fan in my three hundred case to blow colder air into the case and it helped alot with temperatures.

Thank you for the tip, so would I be better off with the Eleven Hundred since it's more of a mesh than solid style? I haven't really thought about cooling a whole lot, but thanks for the heads up.
Edited by webdev77 - 4/8/12 at 11:16am
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Apart from the air cooling you haven't told us much about your requirements or restrictions. It would be more help if members understood what you want/need.
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Apart from the air cooling you haven't told us much about your requirements or restrictions. It would be more help if members understood what you want/need.

Basically I want a case that looks at least semi-professional in case I ever have to take it to a potentially new client's office. The goal would be for the case to have decent air cooling and plenty of space for future expansion (maybe two quadro 6000's or whatever the new equivalents will be). I would like to spend less than $150 on a case if possible, but if the price is justified by the cooling performance or other reasons, I'll spend more. My company is willing to subsidize the graphics cards' prices for me, so don't think I'm paying for those out of pocket.
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