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post #1 of 11
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I am thinking of either the Nvida Antec 900 or the Thermaltake Armor

I don't want to spend more than $170 on a case and will be using 2 evga 8800gts. This is my first build and its hard for me to tell what case is better. If there are any other cases out there feel free to suggest them. I am also hoping to maximize cooling as I do not think I will be able to set up for watercooling.

Thanks

Aiden327
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post #2 of 11
They are both good,

If you like big ugly cases.
    
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post #3 of 11
are you for the sleek look or the gamer look?
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I don't mind the size, I just want to make sure my pc dosn't overheat and has enough room.

a little of both, sleek and gamer dosent really matter
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post #5 of 11
I love the Antec 900, it is a solid case, some people says it's small. For one, I thought it was pretty big when I first got it. The Armor is a tad overrated, it's made out of flimsy aluminum, just a cheaply made case. We have one in our computer class and I hate it.
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post #6 of 11
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thanks, Should I go with the Nvidia addition (more fans, green) or the standard(don't no what it looks like yet)
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aiden327 View Post
thanks, Should I go with the Nvidia addition (more fans, green) or the standard(don't no what it looks like yet)
It's personal preference really, I would prefer blue because it's my fave color next to black.
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Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Dell 2407WFP Rev. A02 Ducky Legend Black w/ White Backlit Vortex Caps EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo White 
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Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Dell 2407WFP Rev. A02 Ducky Legend Black w/ White Backlit Vortex Caps EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo White 
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post #8 of 11
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thanks, btw nvidia claims to have made it better and it cools better...is thier really a diffrence?
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post #10 of 11
I have the Armor with the side fan and it's great except than my TRUE 120 is too big for the fan to be on the inside. Great case though.
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