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I need a new case from Antec 900 need some advice!

post #1 of 24
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I am currently using antec 900.

here's simple spec of my rig
E8500/GA-X38-DS4/3870x2 + 3870/Lapped T.R.U.E. Air-cooling

1. When I installed 3870x2 last time, there was no space between the first PCI-E slot and the middle HDD bay. so I had to move the second bay to the very bottom to fit 3870x2 on first PCI-E slot.

2. There is only 6 3.5 bays, I want at least 8.

Now, I am plan to move on to Quad-GPU.
I need a new case which is bigger so I can put 2 3870x2 and cools like Antec 900.

Anyone has an idea what case will perfectly fit in my situation..?
Thanks.
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post #2 of 24
what do you think of something like this?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133021
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post #3 of 24
antec has another version of the 900 with 8 bays , I think its called the 1200 I read about it the other day
    
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
what do you think of something like this?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133021
damn you beat me to it

What kind of budget are you looking at btw?
    
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post #5 of 24
Rocketfish case from bestbuy. It's a Rebranded Lian-Li, and it's huge.
post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by boonie2 View Post
antec has another version of the 900 with 8 bays , I think its called the 1200 I read about it the other day
yeah, i saw that in the egg also, but unfortunately it doesn't have any pics, except the front view.
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post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments first!

My budget is around $200, but willing to spend some more depends on the case.
Antec 1200 was my first choice, but I'd love to try some different brands such as Lian-Li or Thermaltake.

The one 'gibsonnova74' recommends is quite nice in terms of its size and HDD caps.
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post #8 of 24
I think you're looking for an Antec 1200.
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post #9 of 24
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Quote:
I think you're looking for an Antec 1200.
The reason I want to go for another brand is, from my experience, it was very hard to manage cables in Antec 900.
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post #10 of 24
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Quote:
Rocketfish case from bestbuy. It's a Rebranded Lian-Li, and it's huge.
Where can I find this case in Canada.?
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