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post #1 of 33
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I have no idea what to do when It comes to buying cases. I was hoping for some suggestions. Here are my specs (so far.)

Intel i5 2500k

Gigabyte z68 ud3h b3 mobo

EVGA GTX 580

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

CORSAIR GS800 800W PSU

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 33
Well their are a lot of options. Based on what you listed you shouldn't have a problem spending some money on a nice one. Check out Lian Li biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 33
what size are you looking for. The cooler master HAF series is a nice choice for mid or large cases. The corsair 800D is another good large case. i have the cosmos 2 and love it. it all depends on what you want from it.
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post #4 of 33
what kind of budget do you have?

the silverstone cases and cooler master haf cases play really nicely with air cooling. but they run a bit more.

I'm very partial to the silverstones, phenomenal build quality.
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post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
Yea I was looking at the HAF 932. In terms of size, is it okay if it overcompensates for the components? I'm not sure if they make one large enough to overcompensate for the 580, but i'd rather be safe than sorry.
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post #6 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by AChubbySquirrel View Post

Yea I was looking at the HAF 932. In terms of size, is it okay if it overcompensates for the components? I'm not sure if they make one large enough to overcompensate for the 580, but i'd rather be safe than sorry.

haha, no such thing as over compensation with a case. If you like the HAF cases and like a bigger size, the HAF X is a nice one. Looks great and will fit everything no problem.
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post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by Reptile View Post

Well their are a lot of options. Based on what you listed you shouldn't have a problem spending some money on a nice one. Check out Lian Li biggrin.gif


You should try buying the parts one by one. It lures you into a false sense of logic that you're not spending that much. I was appalled by how much I spent on my last PC, and this one is 2x the price! Its kind of therapeutic.
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post #8 of 33
I'd go 800D. I had one with my last build and absolutely loved it.
    
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post #9 of 33
Look into Corsair's and Silverstone's cases, they are of very high build quality. You might also want to check out some of Fractal Design's cases.
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post #10 of 33
Yea the more space you have the easier the cable management and the better the airflow. Its definitely ok if you overcompensate. and trust me, there are cases that will seem way too big for the 580 but thats really up to you thumb.gif
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