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Epic fail! Please help me find a case for Asus Rampage IV

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I'm definitely a noob at building computers. This is may 3rd build.. .the first 2 were easy AMD Phenom builds with micro ATX boards. I couldn't go wrong w/ those lol.

However I upped the ante on this build. I grabbed an i7 3820 (woo hooo!). A friend of mine is a computer guy and he sold me a spare Asus Rampage IV mobo he had for a good price. I bought an Antec Kuhler 620 water cooling kit to cool this baby.

What I didn't realize was that the Asus mobo is not a regular ATX board... it's an EATX (extended as you probably already know lol). I completely didn't think to check this. I thought ATX was the largest, so i just assumed any ATX computer case would do the job. Boy was I dead wrong... hence the Epic Fail. The board technically fit to be honest... but the problem is I don't have enough room to mount the fan on the Antec Kuhler. It's about 1-2 inches too long... i wouldn't be able to close the case back up.

So... I need help choosing a computer case. I would like the PSU to be bottom mounted. I bought a Corsair TX 650W PSU.... so obviously I don't need a PSU to come w/ the tower.

I want to keep this literally as inexpensive as possible.. however I'm aware that a nice, large mobo, water cooler, and PSU like these are gonna cost extra money to house b/c of their size. Any suggestions please?

There is a local Micro Center where I live... so I would prefer recommendations from their website. However... there's a bettter deal online somewhere i'd be willing to have it shipped at this point. I've given up on my time limit to put this thing together.. so many hurdles i've had to jump due to inexperience! I just want to get it done eventually.. i'm no longer in a rush.


My budget is $100. I would really like to keep it under $100 (the case i just bought was $40)... but i'm aware i might not be able to do too much about that. I plan to utilize eBay & craigslist to see if i can grab used as well.


Any recommendations? Much much appreciated.
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http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shinobi-xl/
a good cheap case

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=68
another good case; was 109 at ncix recently.

these are are what i've been looking at lately, there plenty of others. my recommendation is buy a case that will last a while, and not cheap out on it.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78226&promoid=1324
really good deal ^^
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Corsair 900d... if you can get a good deal on it
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Thaks so much for the help here guys! Some of these look like great options, especially the ones around the $100 mark.

Just to confirm... I shouldn't have an issue installing the Antec Kuhler 620 water cooler should I? I issue I ran into with the ATX case i purchased was that it wasn't wide or tall enough to fit the cooler's fan in it on practically any angle.


Thanks again guys
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http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=68
another good case; was 109 at ncix recently.


This one in particular is downright sexy lol. That's definitely the style i'm looking for, and the price is right as well. Price for my music production setup.

Thanks!
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I love my Rosewill Armor-EVO. I got it on a PSU-Case combo deal, but even without the deal it was regularly $89.99 on Newegg. It's a steel mid-tower form with EATX support, decent cable management, 6 included fans, PSU filter, and front filters. It's tough to beat at that price range, but just an idea. You can check my rig pics to check it out, it makes my E4 look tiny, and has plenty of room for good sized coolers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147175&Tpk=rosewill%20evo
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