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thanks for the reply spamination. Yes, definitely going to get the better Antec TP 750 and I'm thinking about which case to get. I'm not crazy about the look of most Lian-Li or CM cases, but I have seen this from Fractal Design...Looks very smart.

What's the opinion on this case?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13796

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I've heard the airflow isn't too good...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-197-_-Product is what I use. And it is prolly one of the biggest mid-size i have ever seen. It is actually bigger (depth-wise) then it's bigger brother, the HAF932. Airflow on my HAF is one of the best I've ever encountered. With my PSU and this case, my computer stays amazingly cool. And the USB placement with the little tray-indentation in the top-front is perfect for my iphone.

But it appears you may prefer a very simple sleek design. Lian-li's are prolly the highest regarded cases in the no-frills arena. Their construction is top notch, and they are universally considered one of the best, if not the best, case manufacturer. Here is a pretty good no-frills lian-li model you may want to consider:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-099-_-Product

But if you like the look of the HAF922, I HIGHLY recommend it. Screwless drive mounting. PLENTY of width for my HUGE Cogage True Spirit. It is confirmed to fit the Megahalem by Prolimatech, as well. The Depth is FANTASTIC. I don't have to maneuver my fingers to put anything in. The PSU is on the bottom, which makes it 10x more stable (i.e. not top-heavy). PLENTY of ways (with th use of a couple of zip-ties supplied by Coolermaster) to make the inside neat and condusive to airflow.

The case you picked out looks really nice though. I really like the rubberized slots for the cables so that you can tuck them on the blindside of the mobo. This should enhance airflow. But it appears you may want better fans for that case. The good thing with the HAF922 is it comes with 3 GREAT HUGE fans. One above the CPU, one behind the CPU, and one in front of the hard drives. If you need to cool your GPU, it has a great mount for another fan right on top of the GPU. I would only recommend you add a 4th fan on the HAF922 if you are going with top-tier cards in xfire or sli though. With one card, you generally won't have heat issues. I overclock my GPU, and I never have any problems.

In regards to your heatsink, the mugen I hear is fantastic. But seriously consider the Thermalright. For the past 3 years or so, they along with prolimatech, have been at the forefront of almost every benchmark test.

But overall, I think you've gotten a lot out of this thread, and I think you are going to LOVE your build.
Edited by spamination - 6/9/10 at 7:43am
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