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Hi! Brand new here as you can all tell.


I'm looking for advice on cases and this seems like a pretty good place to get it!

First of all I'm building a brand new computer. My set up is core i7 920, EVGA X58 mobo, 6gb 3X2 g.skill 1600 9-9-9-24 timing, EVGA GTX 260 216 superclocked, 1000w corsair PSU and 1 tb WD caviar black.


The case I picked for this was the NZXT guardian 921.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...zxt%20guardian

The case is already at my house, but I'm wondering if I should have gotten a different case? I hope to OC soon, and I'm new to it so I don't know if I should of gotten a better case or not? Will this case work fine for OC and not overheat at all, or should I have looked for something with more cooling. I mainly got this case for only looks.

Any advice or insight is very much appreciated! thanks!
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post #2 of 24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

IMO one of the best
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post #3 of 24
I think if you swap the stock 120mm fans with some high performance cfm fans with a fan controller I think most likely you will be fine. Looks like your case has 3 120mm fans in it. I've never used that case though and I usually like to have at least 3 or 4 fans my current rocketfish has 6 in it.
Edited by hout17 - 12/17/08 at 12:46am
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post #4 of 24
well the reviews of it seem to be good on newegg.
so i doubt you'll have any heat problems with proper cooling
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitamin View Post
I have to agree this case is a better case.better airflow and has good reviews.
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post #6 of 24
i would even take the antec 300 over the case you picked. the airflow is nice. and the price is hard to beat. i hwve way more stuff in my case and you would have no problem.
    
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post #7 of 24
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So if I bought 3 of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999122

Would it be just as good as the Antec? Or should I just return it and order the Antec 1200? Is the Antec 1200 the best full tower for reasonable price atm? Can get for $160 free shipping...
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post #8 of 24
If you want to then yes. For the 1200's current price there is really no reason to pass it up.
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post #9 of 24
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Does the 1200 come with weak fans? Do I need to buy new ones with this case?
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitemilk661 View Post
Does the 1200 come with weak fans? Do I need to buy new ones with this case?
The antec fans can move a lot of air but that can be a little noisy. I haven't found any other LED fans that are quieter though so no use trying to replace them.
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