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Hi guys,

I am planning on building a new system with the following spec:

-Gigabyte GA-EP45-Extreme Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor
- Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5 TwinX (2x2GB)
- Possibly 1 x 9800GX2 or 1 x 9800 GTX
- 4 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache in RAID10
- Possibly an LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Rewriter & HD-DVD ROM
- Thermalright 120 Extreme Heatsink.
- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V

I have an Antec p180 at the moment and I really like it, but I hate the cable management (well lack of it).

I looked into the antec p182 and this looks just the same, apart from the cable management features.

Is it worth going from a p180 to a p182? Are there any other suggestions people have on cases?

Would all the above hardware fit into the p182 hassle free?

Any help would be great

Jp

EDIT: ps - i am not interested in water-cooling just yet. So just nice airflow features, lots of big fans and lots of space is what I am after. And noise is not an issue for me!!!
    
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post #2 of 23
CM690.

Its got pretty good cable management and has a lot places for fans.
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post #4 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theartist View Post
holy shizta! what the hell is that beast!
    
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post #5 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
CM690.

Its got pretty good cable management and has a lot places for fans.
Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator ?

Does it come with lots of stable/bulky fans like the p182?
    
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post #6 of 23
Budget?
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theartist View Post
Budget?
urm, upto £150. So $300.
    
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post #8 of 23
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Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator ?:

"At the back of the chassis are the blue clips that hold cards in place in the expansion slots.

The downside with these retention mechanisms is that they don't work for dual-slot GPU cards - and that applied to us, as our 2900XT required screws to hold it securely in place."

I'm guessing that those cards I mentioned are dual-slot?
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
RAID0: 2TB (4 x 500GB) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb SSD Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BD-ROM + 12x12 DVD±RW SATA Corsair H80i 
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post #9 of 23
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ MSI K9A Platinum Sapphire Toxic 3870's 2 Gig Supertalent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160g 2 750g Windows XP SP3 Samsung 32" LCD 
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmad4it View Post
Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator ?:

"At the back of the chassis are the blue clips that hold cards in place in the expansion slots.

The downside with these retention mechanisms is that they don't work for dual-slot GPU cards - and that applied to us, as our 2900XT required screws to hold it securely in place."


I'm guessing that those cards I mentioned are dual-slot?
Thats full of ****, it worked for my 8800GTS fine which is dual slot.
First Build
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Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz DFI LP DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 620HX Antec 1200 Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz DFI LP DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 620HX Antec 1200 Logitech G9 
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Razer eXactMat 
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