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trying to find the right case

post #1 of 4
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Morning friends,
Today I am beginning my research and saving for a new computer build, after 2.5 years with my current computer I'm gearing up for the next level of computer gaming. for me, that is going to multi-monitor set up. I though it wise to start from the out in and decide what case and motherboard size to get and then move on to everything else.

What I think I want in a case:
-Motherboard lays parrallel to the earth vs perpendicular to it
-PSU intake and output air face the outside of the case.
-maybe even the GPU fans blow directly out of the case.
going to need to be able to house a full sized enthusiast GPU

I was looking at the The COOLER MASTER HAF XB, but they are discontinued .

I'm going to keep looking, but if anyone has any suggestions or horror stories please let me know.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 840@3.8Ghz Biostar A870U3 Power Cooler 6970 4x4Gb G.skill ribjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black 500GB Crucial M4 64GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 2x200mm fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec kuhler H20 620  2x120mm fans push/pull Win7 Pro 64bit LG 24" 1080p + Dell 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE GK-K6800  COOLER MASTER GX 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Tt esports Saphira 
Mouse PadAudio
Tt esports Phyrrsus compact Sennheiser HD 201 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 840@3.8Ghz Biostar A870U3 Power Cooler 6970 4x4Gb G.skill ribjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black 500GB Crucial M4 64GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 2x200mm fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec kuhler H20 620  2x120mm fans push/pull Win7 Pro 64bit LG 24" 1080p + Dell 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE GK-K6800  COOLER MASTER GX 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Tt esports Saphira 
Mouse PadAudio
Tt esports Phyrrsus compact Sennheiser HD 201 
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post #2 of 4
There is only one choice.

Mercury S5
OR the
Mercury S3

Everything else will just seems 2nd rate
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
lol if you list two then wouldn't that imply that there is two choices not one?

them cases are pretty darn expensive, I don't mind paying if its worth it but I'll need to do some research on them .
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 840@3.8Ghz Biostar A870U3 Power Cooler 6970 4x4Gb G.skill ribjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black 500GB Crucial M4 64GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 2x200mm fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec kuhler H20 620  2x120mm fans push/pull Win7 Pro 64bit LG 24" 1080p + Dell 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE GK-K6800  COOLER MASTER GX 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Tt esports Saphira 
Mouse PadAudio
Tt esports Phyrrsus compact Sennheiser HD 201 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 840@3.8Ghz Biostar A870U3 Power Cooler 6970 4x4Gb G.skill ribjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black 500GB Crucial M4 64GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 2x200mm fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec kuhler H20 620  2x120mm fans push/pull Win7 Pro 64bit LG 24" 1080p + Dell 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE GK-K6800  COOLER MASTER GX 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Tt esports Saphira 
Mouse PadAudio
Tt esports Phyrrsus compact Sennheiser HD 201 
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post #4 of 4
One choice for mini itx and one for micro atx.
My System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 evga gtx 970 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Red Samsung 830  WD Green Samsung 840 Evo 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
H100i v2 Windows 7 Profesional 64 Dell UltraSharp U2412M Dell UltraSharp U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCase
g710/g13 Corsair AX850 Case Labs BH7 
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My System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 evga gtx 970 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Red Samsung 830  WD Green Samsung 840 Evo 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
H100i v2 Windows 7 Profesional 64 Dell UltraSharp U2412M Dell UltraSharp U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCase
g710/g13 Corsair AX850 Case Labs BH7 
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