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post #1 of 32
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I'm not exactly sure what size is best for my needs, but I'm pretty confident I won't need a full tower. A mid tower should be just fine.

I'm putting together a water-cooled gaming rig and I want a red and black theme throughout.

Not really sure what other information would help. I'll answer any question and welcome any suggestions. I just want a sleek looking case to house my rig.

Thanks.
post #2 of 32
nzxt tempest, antec 900 and cooler masters got some nice mid towers.
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post #3 of 32
antec 900, coolermaster 690.
anything about like that.

be sure to check back here to see if we all aprove
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look at the cooler master 690 and antec 900
    
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post #5 of 32
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That Antec 900 looks like one beauty of a case. Will I need all that airflow with a water-cooled setup?

The CM 690 doesn't look as nice, but it is cheaper and bigger.
post #6 of 32
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What about this NZXT case? Roomy enough to house a 4870? Says it could fit an 8800GTX, but that's almost two inches shorter.
Edited by chessmyantidrug - 7/3/08 at 11:19am
post #7 of 32
cm 690 ftw. down with antec 900 haha! i kid i kid
 
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post #8 of 32
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Looking at a few reviews, it looks like a 4850/4870 might be a tight fit in the NZXT Lexa Blackline. Does anyone own this case? I'd appreciate any input.
post #9 of 32
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I'm now considering the Thermaltake M9 and, to a lesser degree, the NZXT Hush. The M9 looks like a good case to mod.
post #10 of 32
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Now I'm considering going with a Rocketfish case. I'll be able to fit anything in there and mod it however I please and it's a steal at $50. It just means I'll have to wait a little longer to actually make any use of my rig. Oh well, perfection comes at a price.
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