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it's beginning to get very cramped in there and difficult to work in.

what would be a larger case, that cools as well as the a900?
 
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Have you done some cable management?
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I recommend either the:

Cooler Master Stacker (requires lots of 120mm fans though)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119121

Cooler Master Cosmos
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150

Both great cases, both will have much more room than the A900. Id say just base your decision on looks, both have similar price and functionality. Stacker is a slightly better case, but you need 120mm fans for the door.
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post #4 of 15
antec 900 Case is great and has tons of room what are you putting in there kittens?
they don't overclock very well you know. and they tend to hiss when you add volts
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Tons of room?

Lol I think not.

And cable management. Well, unless your cables are far longer than mine then it cannot be done.

I am also trying to find a case with good cooling, top mounted PSU and more room.
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post #6 of 15
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no, i have a lot of front devices (dvd burner, audio fron pannel, card reader, hot swap rack, fan/temp control, etc). and now i have a 9 series card and tuniq tower to stuff there.

as far as cable management, i was actually going to cut the motherboard tray today since i have a version 1 of the case. but i couldn't find the right hole saw and anything to line the cut metal with.
 
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post #7 of 15
I have version one and cut the mobo tray to hide some of my cables.

When my two GTX's get here it may be time for some serious management.

That damn 8 pin mobo power cable has to trail over the top of everything.
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post #8 of 15
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and here's a pic for an idea of what i'm dealing with:


i have a 12" extender for my cpu connector. but i'm afraid of when i get my 9 series card, i'm going to have a ton of head aches trying to fit everything.
 
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
I have version one and cut the mobo tray to hide some of my cables.

When my two GTX's get here it may be time for some serious management.

That damn 8 pin mobo power cable has to trail over the top of everything.
why??? route it behind the board bro.
who routes a wire over everything????

i added washers to the posts and made it stick out further worked like a charm




i need new pictures but heres how mines looks. Sorry door was on lol...
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What i'd do is drill a hole into the side, then route the cables through there, make sure you leave enough length so the cables can actually reach though.
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