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Looking for the best Air cooled case.

post #1 of 21
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As the title says, I'm looking for the best known Air cooled case for a budget of $150-250. I recently upgraded to SLI and the temps on my video cards went up alot which in turn made the rest of the case hot. My current case only has two fans in it. Looking for steel case no aluminum.
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Intel Q9650 Core 2 Quad Gigabyte EP45-UD3R EVGA Geforce GTX 580 8G Mushkin DDR2 
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160g Intel X25-M SSD Asus DVRW /w Lightscribe Windows 7 HP 64 Dell 27" Widescreen 
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160g Intel X25-M SSD Asus DVRW /w Lightscribe Windows 7 HP 64 Dell 27" Widescreen 
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Logitech Elite LE Thermaltake toughpower modular w/ESA 850w Thermaltake Element G Logitech G700 Wireless 
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post #2 of 21
Look no further, Antec P182 SE.

http://www.pcuniverse.com/Antec-Perf...190002&m_id=32



image source: http://www.leetlounge.com/contests.html
Edited by SZayat - 5/12/08 at 6:31am
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3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
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HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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post #3 of 21
that case is awesome, cost too much though, maybe the antec 900? cm690, its all about what u do with the fans i beleive, or the CM stacker...
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Intel Q6600 3.4GHz DFI DK P35-T2RS X1650 Pro 2GB OCZ Reapers 1066MHz 
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post #4 of 21
I like my Apevia X-Telstar. It was cheep, 3 120mm fans 1 Intake 2 outtake and room for a 80mm fan. Also plunty of room to modafy the case.
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500 Gb Vista 32 Bit 22 inch acer lcd flat planel 
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500 Gb Vista 32 Bit 22 inch acer lcd flat planel 
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post #5 of 21
Your PC case Is he**a sweat man.

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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
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Intel Core Dual Process E6750,2.66GHz XFX 780i SLI BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB PCIe 2.0 2GBx2 
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500 Gb Vista 32 Bit 22 inch acer lcd flat planel 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gb Vista 32 Bit 22 inch acer lcd flat planel 
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post #6 of 21
This, or any other Stacker. If only I could justify the cost...
    
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Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s & WD 200GB IDE Lite-On Dual Layer DVD burner Windows 7 RC 32bit Gateway FPD2275W 22" @ 1680x1050 
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ativa micro Thermaltake Purepower RX 600W, 48A [TBD] w/ 2x 12cm 133cfm Ultra Kazes & 12cm S-Flex MX518 
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Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s & WD 200GB IDE Lite-On Dual Layer DVD burner Windows 7 RC 32bit Gateway FPD2275W 22" @ 1680x1050 
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ativa micro Thermaltake Purepower RX 600W, 48A [TBD] w/ 2x 12cm 133cfm Ultra Kazes & 12cm S-Flex MX518 
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post #7 of 21
Those are all Huge! check out the Antec 300!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042


4 120mm fans
1 140mm fan
And its only like $70
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i7 920 Asus P6E SE Zotac GTX 480 TeamGroup 3 x 2GB 
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TeamGroup Extreme G-1 + 2 X Western 2tb Seven Ultimate X64 Samsung P2350 84 key 
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post #8 of 21
No love for the NZXT Zero ??

I love mine...Has a MiR right now too...
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Core i7 970 Gigabyte X58 GeForce 550 Ti Gskill Ripjaw 6 x 4gb DDR3 
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post #9 of 21
CM690 is a pretty freakin cool case. Check those out.
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING ASUS ROG Strix RX 560 4g OC CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3000 
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Corsair Force MP500 Series M.2 SSD 240GB  256gb Kingston HyperX Savage SSD 240gb Sandisk Extreme SSD  Barrow LTYK3A-04 
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EK 480mm Radiator 2x XSPC Photon 170 D5 Pump/Res Combos 360mm Swiftech Radiator  Windows 10 64-Bit 
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Dell UltraSharp U2412M Custom WASD mechanical Evga 750w SuperNOVA G2 CaseLabs Merlin SM8 
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CM Storm Xornet ROG Asus SupremeFX Realtek 1220 
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING ASUS ROG Strix RX 560 4g OC CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3000 
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Corsair Force MP500 Series M.2 SSD 240GB  256gb Kingston HyperX Savage SSD 240gb Sandisk Extreme SSD  Barrow LTYK3A-04 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK 480mm Radiator 2x XSPC Photon 170 D5 Pump/Res Combos 360mm Swiftech Radiator  Windows 10 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Custom WASD mechanical Evga 750w SuperNOVA G2 CaseLabs Merlin SM8 
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CM Storm Xornet ROG Asus SupremeFX Realtek 1220 
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post #10 of 21
stacker 830/32 for airflow alone, you can put too many fans in that thing
    
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i7 960 4.1ghz HT on Gigabyte X58A-UD7 ASUS 6970 DCII (975/1498 1.2V) 4x4GB G.skill 
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Crucial M500 480GB + 2tb WD Passport Samsung 20x DVD-RW Corsair H100i Win10 x64 
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Crucial M500 480GB + 2tb WD Passport Samsung 20x DVD-RW Corsair H100i Win10 x64 
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Dell u2711 G15 (v2) corsair AX850 Fractal R5 
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