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After reading the first response, I have come to the conclusion that Evilsplashy has experience with such and I will be saving 150 USD on my Spring upgrade. Thank you sir and REP+ for you.

Hello fellow builders! I will be getting a ASUS Maximus V Formula motherboard, in the Spring. Sadly from what I have read up on, the case I currently have, the Corsair Carbide 400R, may have issues with holding the motherboard. So, I came to the communities to suck some brain cells and see what you guys, gals, or cyborgs of all ages out there recommend.

Now, before everyone gets hog-wild, there are a few limitations to what I want:
1. It has to be a Full ATX Tower or Super ATX Tower.
2. I have a budget and would like to stay around the 150 USD mark and can go 10 USD over. (This will probably nail me at a Full Tower.)
3. I need it to be Red/Black, Red, or Black. Another color would fail with a fulling Red and Black Color scheme on the inside of the case.
4. Needs to have good air flow as I plan to overclock GPUs and CPU.

Alright, don't be shy. Hit me with as many cases as possible. I will then compile my favorite cases and open a poll in the forums, so you can pick your favorite ones out of the cases.
Thank you for your help! cheers.gif


-JRuxGaming

Edit: Limitation 4
Edited by JRuxGaming - 10/6/12 at 9:59pm
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Ok, I have a Maximus V Formula. E-ATX boards have the SAME standoffs as standard ATX. There is absolutely no need to buy a full tower case for the Maximus V Formula. In fact, the Maximus V Formula really isn't any bigger than a standard ATX. It's 10.1" wide. MOST standard ATX boards are 9.7"..

Do you see what I'm saying? I would keep your 400R. The motherboard will fit fine, but will cover a TINY bit of the grommets. It really isn't a big deal. I would honestly not classify the Maximus V Formula as E-ATX..
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 SSD Samsung CD/DVD Burner Corsair H80 
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Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VS Series VS247H-P Seasonic x750 Cooler Master Storm Trooper 
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