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post #11 of 33
You could fit that card in even the HAF 912 I'd assume. Heck I'm about to ditch my giant tower for one soon (has removable drive bays), I should be good. biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 33
Here is what I would recommend.
Super budget, don't care about a window or LEDs. This is the absolute best pure budget case available, it has nice cable routing and is plenty roomy to support even water cooling:
Cooler Master HAF 912 - $50
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If you want something pretty budget, has a window and LEDs and looks pretty dang good then:
Cooler Master Storm Scout : $70
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If you want somehthing that is a bit larger (but still a mid tower), and that has fan controllers built in, check these two out:
Cooler Master Storm Sniper - $130 after shipping
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Cooler Master HAF XM - $130
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Edited by ./Cy4n1d3\. - 5/1/12 at 4:11pm
post #13 of 33
another question, do you ever plan on running sli? this could be a huge part of your final decision

I didn't think a head with my first case and when I got a second card, it had no room to breath.
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post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

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.

haha the Cosmos is a little bit extreme for just a hobbyist like me, but I also saw the Cooler Master strom enforcer. It fits everything barely, but snugly. If anyone thinks this case sucks ass, then I would much appreciate some feedback.
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post #15 of 33
The HAF series isn't for everyone looks-wise (I have a HAF X and have a love/hate thing with it). That said, the thing is a wind-tunnel so if you're going to stick with air-cooling it'd be worth looking into. Just be sure to make/buy some decent filters for dust purposes.
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post #16 of 33
I vote for the CM 690 II Advanced, it is a great mid-tower case.
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by .theMetal View Post

another question, do you ever plan on running sli? this could be a huge part of your final decision
I didn't think a head with my first case and when I got a second card, it had no room to breath.

Possibly. There is no game I would need to run 580's in SLI on the market right now. But until then, I think I might just go with a case that can fit a single 580. Not sure yet.
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post #18 of 33
this is what a GTX 570 looks like inside the cosmos 2 just to give you an idea. The 800D is close to the same size too.

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post #19 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by AChubbySquirrel View Post

Possibly. There is no game I would need to run 580's in SLI on the market right now. But until then, I think I might just go with a case that can fit a single 580. Not sure yet.
yea just another thing to keep in the back of your mind biggrin.gif

also look into the silverstone Raven rv03 if you do plan on just having one card. it has lots of breathing room for the card and will bring cool air right into your heat sink and push the hot air right out of the top.
Edited by .theMetal - 5/1/12 at 4:21pm
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post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

I vote for the CM 690 II Advanced, it is a great mid-tower case.


THANK YOU! I saw that the other day and was looking and looking, but couldn't find it. Yes. This is a great price, and can fit everything. Also, it enables me to run SLI in the future.
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