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redface.gif It discontinued and probably not available where he is.
OMG i just noticed that :O... and almost every antec case is amazing for air cooling aspects... and modularity too
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Thanks everyone for the help.

I will go with a Cooler Master Cosmos II it seems.

I can not wait for the Corsair 900D.

I hope CM Cosmos II will be a great choice.

In my opinion, Cooler Master Cosmos II is and will be better for ac than 900d.
900d is copy of Silverstone TJ11, and will not be as good as tj11 is.
The only thing tj11 and 900d are for water cooling, not that good with air cooling, but if someone buy`s them, he will go for wattercooling.
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I have that RIVF and 2 GPU in a HAX 932. Let's start with the things i regret about getting the HAF 932.
#1 not getting the *advanced* version ( it alrdy painted black inside and it have a USB 3.0 front connector.
#2 it only have 7 mb slot so even if id wanted i wouldnt be able to add a 4th GPU.


Here what i think favor the HAF X is the 9 mb slot, and the PSU cable cover plate.

The side panel on the HAF 932 *when* using 4x120mm is MUCH better then the HAF X with a 220mm fan. Im currently 4x GT AP-15 on mine and it was a big improvement.

So yes either case will let you run 3 GPU and a sound card. But like others alrdy mentioned the audio on that board is very good.

hope it helped.
post #64 of 69
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In my opinion, Cooler Master Cosmos II is and will be better for ac than 900d.
900d is copy of Silverstone TJ11, and will not be as good as tj11 is.
The only thing tj11 and 900d are for water cooling, not that good with air cooling, but if someone buy`s them, he will go for wattercooling.
The 900D in my opinion will be great at air cooling. I like it because you can do multiple things with it. If you don't have the money you can start out with air cooling then if you have the money in the future you can convert it into a water cooling beast.
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decision given guys

 

I will be picking up a Cosmos II over the weekend.

 

Thanks for everyone contributing to this thread.

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decision given guys

I will be picking up a Cosmos II over the weekend.

Thanks for everyone contributing to this thread.
I think that its a good choice. Have fun with your build.
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The Rampage IV Extreme has an integrated Sound Blaster SupremeFX chip and decent capacitors, which essentially amounts to a dedicated X-Fi sound card without taking up an extra slot. Since the RIVE was designed for Quad-SLI, they figured you wouldn't have space for a sound card in any case, so they included a decent one on-board.

Don't consider that X-FI MB2 chip as "on-board" sound. It's significantly better than the Realtek you'd find on a P9X79 Deluxe or WS board. I personally wouldn't waste the extra cash on a dedicated sound card unless you have some 300-600 Ohm audiophile headphones and require a higher end headphone amp.

Too bad you couldn't get a CM Storm Troooper or Stryker case. I have Tri-SLI in my Trooper with three EVGA GTX-680 4096MB cards and there is PLENTY of room to spare all around.

I'm wondering how that COSMOS II case worked out for you. It doesn't look like it has enough direct GPU cooling for my tastes.

Greg
Edited by hammong - 2/24/13 at 9:01am
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In my opinion, Cooler Master Cosmos II is and will be better for ac than 900d.
900d is copy of Silverstone TJ11, and will not be as good as tj11 is.
The only thing tj11 and 900d are for water cooling, not that good with air cooling, but if someone buy`s them, he will go for wattercooling.

Sorry for joining this thread late and OT, but I want to also comment on the TJ11 since there appears to be misconception about it. The TJ11 is not only a great water cooling case, it is also one of the best air cooling cases on the market as evidenced by Bit-tech's results here:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2013/01/25/nzxt-phantom-630-review/3
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The Rampage IV Extreme has an integrated Sound Blaster SupremeFX chip and decent capacitors, which essentially amounts to a dedicated X-Fi sound card without taking up an extra slot. Since the RIVE was designed for Quad-SLI, they figured you wouldn't have space for a sound card in any case, so they included a decent one on-board.

Don't consider that X-FI MB2 chip as "on-board" sound. It's significantly better than the Realtek you'd find on a P9X79 Deluxe or WS board. I personally wouldn't waste the extra cash on a dedicated sound card unless you have some 300-600 Ohm audiophile headphones and require a higher end headphone amp.

Too bad you couldn't get a CM Storm Troooper or Stryker case. I have Tri-SLI in my Trooper with three EVGA GTX-680 4096MB cards and there is PLENTY of room to spare all around.

I'm wondering how that COSMOS II case worked out for you. It doesn't look like it has enough direct GPU cooling for my tastes.

Greg

Cosmos II became my fav. case ever. It is huge and great for air cooling however I can see the downsides for people with water cooling and if I ever wanted water cooling, I would probably not go with Cosmos II.

 

The side panel fans are working great. Overall it is a great case and I am really loving it.

 

I have a feeling that Cosmos II will be better than 900D on air but let's see.

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Sorry for joining this thread late and OT, but I want to also comment on the TJ11 since there appears to be misconception about it. The TJ11 is not only a great water cooling case, it is also one of the best air cooling cases on the market as evidenced by Bit-tech's results here:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2013/01/25/nzxt-phantom-630-review/3

 

The price was too much, but that case really took my attention. Interesting design and concept. I had a deal on the Cosmos II and went for it. I would have paid almost twice the money here in Turkey for the TJ11, where things are already overpriced.


Great case though, the TJ11.

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