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post #1 of 31
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ok looking to neaten up my current build. got a few more adustments to make n then it will all be going in a new case. when finished it will be this

q9650 (4gb+ im hoping)
evga 780i sli
8gb 1066 ram
evga 9800 GX2
physx card
3 HD`s
floppy drive
dvd writer drive
1100 tagen PSU

(second GX2 added for quad providing i hit 4ghz+ on quad core)

im lookin at the coolermaster/nvidia 830 stacker but my concern is (and call me a prude) u cant see any of the guts in the machine.

am i wrong? is there a clear panel on it? if not can you recommend any good cases? i have 7 fans in my silverstone at the mo so i need the room for that, cable managment and my rig.

cheers if you read all that ^^
Edited by madprof666 - 6/4/08 at 12:32pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 3.6 ASUS striker 2 780i SLI EVGA GTX 295 8 G.Skill 1066 5-5-5-15 
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1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
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1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
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post #2 of 31
You cant go wrong with an ThermaltakeArmor. Excellent cooling and they look fricken sweet!

This case will give you all the room you need and more and they arent that expensive...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133155
Olivia
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Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
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250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
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Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
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SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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Olivia
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Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
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SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
wow i really like the look of that! never seen that before!anyone else got one of these?
    
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Q6700 3.6 ASUS striker 2 780i SLI EVGA GTX 295 8 G.Skill 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 3.6 ASUS striker 2 780i SLI EVGA GTX 295 8 G.Skill 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
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post #4 of 31
My friend got the antec 1200 and its huge. Really good airflow to.
My System
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Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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My System
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Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
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Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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post #5 of 31
Armor rocks.. ~the~ best case IMO for years of past and years to come
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E8500 E0@4.25Ghz (500x8.5) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX285 (720/1674/2772) 2x2gb G.SKILL PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3xWD 250GB RAID0 Sony DVD/CDR/RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ACER 24" P241WAID LCD 
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Logitech G15 (Original) OCZ GameXStream 700w SLI ThermalTake Armor Black Logitech G5 
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Razor XACT 
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E8500 E0@4.25Ghz (500x8.5) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX285 (720/1674/2772) 2x2gb G.SKILL PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3xWD 250GB RAID0 Sony DVD/CDR/RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ACER 24" P241WAID LCD 
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Logitech G15 (Original) OCZ GameXStream 700w SLI ThermalTake Armor Black Logitech G5 
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Razor XACT 
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post #6 of 31
They also have cheaper versions of the Armor for around 120$ or so that was just the first one I saw. This I would say is your best bet cooling, cable management, and airflow wise. This is the best gaming case out there
Olivia
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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Olivia
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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post #7 of 31
May I humbly suggest the Tagan A+ Black Pearl (with window)?

If I wanted a case to buy for myself right now, this is currently on the top of the list.
    
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Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
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Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
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Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
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Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
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Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
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post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 3.6 ASUS striker 2 780i SLI EVGA GTX 295 8 G.Skill 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 3.6 ASUS striker 2 780i SLI EVGA GTX 295 8 G.Skill 1066 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1tb samsung spinpoint vista 64 Tagen 1100watt Silverstone modded 
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post #9 of 31
meh... too plain looking it may as well be beige...
Olivia
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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Olivia
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by madprof666 View Post
yep thats it that thing will make you very happy bro...

I JUST finished my new build and bought an Apevia X-Jupiter and its ok but for the price I shoulda got an Armor and am even now thinking about replacing my perfectly good Jupiter with one just for GP
Olivia
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Olivia
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5N-D XFX 8800GT (OC'd to Extreme Edition) 4 gig (2x2) Patriot Xtreme Performance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 OCZ GameXStream 700w Apevia X-Type Jupiter Jr. Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 20034 5L Complexity Edition 
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