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post #1 of 10
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Hello everyone how is it going!
I'm looking for a decent case to put in my " win your ultimate rig " contest, I picked the corsair obsidian 650D since it seems to be one of the top tier, but it's too expensive to allow anything else into the budget of the 2500$.
In short, I want a case that has USB3, big enough ( not too large nor too small ), with good airflow, support for X79 and Z77 boards ( since IDK which one I'd pick ), and can hold 3 GPU's ( mainly, if it can hold 4 GPU's that'd be awesome but if it can hold only 3 GPU's effectively I wouldn't put a more expensive case for Quad SLI ).
Thanks in advance.
P.S : I need it big enough to support a liquid cooler like H100i, or if I decide to go air cooling something like Noctua NH-D14.
The whole rig is the last one on page 134 here : http://www.overclock.net/t/1347005/win-your-ultimate-rig-12-rigs-total/1330
Edited by Skorpian - 2/17/13 at 3:14pm
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post #2 of 10
To be honest ,most of the cases withy these spec are a little bit expensive.But you can consider the NZXT phantom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
or maybe The cm trooper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245
    
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post #3 of 10
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I like the looks of that NZXT Phantom white biggrin.gif. I just want to make sure I'm not losing too many features when going from the 650d to the phantom white.
I don't want a very large case, I want something around the size of this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553006&Tpk=Cougar%20volant%20black or a tad bigger, not too much bigger so that it fits in my desk.
Thanks, +repped.
I'm open to more suggestions biggrin.gif.
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post #4 of 10
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Double post
Edited by Skorpian - 2/20/13 at 8:22am
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post #5 of 10
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Bump.
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post #6 of 10
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Still looking for suggestions.
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post #7 of 10
just pick whatever floats your boat, for me its anything corsair
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lordhinton View Post

just pick whatever floats your boat, for me its anything corsair
I don't want to end up with something that'll have bad airflow or so, and something with specific requirements, so yea I still need a suggestion hehe. Something that's cheaper than the Obsidian 650D.
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Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
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post #9 of 10
I'd gladly take the Corsair 650D as my next case.
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