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Need help choosing a case for Dual Opteron build

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So I am looking to replace my Chieftec case that I am using for my dual Opteron/Sli system as it doesn't have enough air flow. The inside gets quite warm when I was installing & updating Windows 7. These are the cases I was looking at as they accept EATX (12"x13"), what do you think... The system is running dual Opteron 2218's, stock AMD heatsinks, Asus KFN32-D SLI, dual 8800GTX 768MB, WD Raptor 150GB, Corsair TX750M.

Cooler Master HAF XM
NZXT Phantom full tower black & green
NZXT Phantom full tower red
INWIN Dragon Rider gaming chassis
Edited by johnvosh - 9/25/12 at 7:12pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
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post #2 of 3
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bump... anyone have any thoughts? Going to be picking up tomorrow (Friday). Thanks!
Haswell
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My systems
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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My systems
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Well decided against a new case since I couldn't decide on which one and didn't get any suggestions. Instead I cut out a hole in the plexi for a 140MM fan. I think this should work for now to increase the cool air getting into the case. Next thing to do is cut a hole in the top for an exhaust fan.

Any suggestions on the best way to cut a hole in the top. I do have a hole saw big enough for a 120MM fan and a cordless drill, but don't think it spins fast enough.

Haswell
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My systems
(49 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Haswell
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My systems
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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