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post #1 of 16
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Rosewill RZS01 BLK

It's not a Lian-Li or TT Armor or anything, but I like how it looks...

...and it's $40 shipped

I'm not cheap or anything, just value-oriented.

The PSU is mounted below the drive bays, and there is quite a bit of side venting. I wish there was mesh in the front below the drive bays though.

"What a good value" I'm thinking to myself.

Do you guys think this case will stay cool enough? I'm probably gonna have a 3870 in there, maybe a 3870 + 3870 X2 someday.

Thank you very much for your opinions.

Ideal for Intel & AMD Systems
Advantaged Air Guide (Allows to replace with 1x 80mm/120mm Fan)
PCI express venting Hole (Allows to install 1x 80mm/120mm Fan)
1x 120mm Rear Fan
Allows to add 1x 80mm Fan in Front
Front I/O Ports (2x USB Port, Audio In/Out Port)
Front PSU Design - Support Standard PS2 Power supply only.
PS2 Power Supply Dimension :
W x H x L, 150 x 86 x 140 mm, 5.90" x 3.39" x 5.51" inch
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post #2 of 16
This is a much better case then the one you have picked out for the same price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119115

It will keep your components cool and money in your pocket

Coolermaster ftw.
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post #3 of 16
One thing to be concerned about is your wire management, the cable flow there is kind of weird as it would have to go over and up. I can't guarantee the 3870x2 will fit in there either.

How about one of the following?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rion+5&x=0&y=0
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
One thing to be concerned about is your wire management, the cable flow there is kind of weird as it would have to go over and up. I can't guarantee the 3870x2 will fit in there either.

How about one of the following?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rion+5&x=0&y=0
Ah! The Centurion 5 series. I own one and love it. The wire management in my case is above average, but not excellent.

How long is the 3870X2 compared to the G80 8800GTS? I still have like 1.7 inch left until my card touches my hard drive bay.

I can provide pictures if anyone is interested.
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post #5 of 16
The Roswell is okay, but the lack of an intake up front that blows straight back is kind of a deterent, imho.

Both the Cooler Master(s) that Zaxbys and Kopi linked to would be a preferable choice. (and added to by TaiDinh)

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post #6 of 16
Antec 300 - $70 is much better airflow and overall look over that rosewill.
    
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post #7 of 16
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Thanks for your replies, it turns out Iive been on the hunt for a case for some time, and the Centurion 5's have caught my eye on several occasions. They look nice and get good reviews, but, I'm just so darn chea...errm...value-oriented. Those things are running for $70 with shipping. I would love to have one, the case in the OP is sorta like a cheap alternative. Did I just say that?
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post #8 of 16
Kinda hurtin for room, bigger is better in my opinion spend the extra for a bigger one like the c5.
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post #9 of 16
If you want a good CHEAP case, use the Rosewill R6426-P-BK and add your own 120mm fan in the HD bay area. Putting one in the door panel is only necessary if you have 2 gfx cards or all 7 slots filled.
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post #10 of 16
I've been on this hunt a couple of times.
Right now egg has the CM690 for $70 shipped. And that's a awesome price for that case. If that's too much, I've used the following in customer builds before.
http://www.xoxide.com/xoxide-xodyssey-case-black.html
http://www.xoxide.com/xoxide-lustre-x-black.html
http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq3-case-black.html
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-ma...-nowindow.html and
http://www.xoxide.com/chenming-301-silver.html <--$37 shipped

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