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Weird, the M59 is only 7.49'' wide and yet someone said the Antec 900 at 8.1'' barely fit the cooler.

If the M59 fit it though it makes me think this cheap $25 Rosewill R218-P-BK will: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147073

It claims it's slightly wider than the M59 and it's only $25 shipped.
take out that cpu duct and it should.
    
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The 900 might have more room behind the MB tray for wire management, which would make the case wider but the distance from the tray to the side panel would still be comparable to the M59.

Good point, I forgot about that. That means I can't even go by case dimensions.

That cheap Rosewill case won't fit it according to the reviews but you know what? I'm going to buy it anyways. It's pointless paying more than twice as much for a case just to fit a cooler. I'm just going to bend/cut the side panel and make it fit it. This computer is going to be chilling behind a TV stand anyways so I don't care how ghetto it looks.

Thanks everyone for the help.
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Refurb 690II Basic. Free Shipping from Cooler Master right now!
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Refurb 690II Basic. Free Shipping from Cooler Master right now!
Got a link? I'm looking on their site but I don't see the any refurb CM690 II's.
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the 900 is trash. get a 690 II Advanced. i have around an inch of space with my DK in there. case closed.

not to mention the 690 II has some amazing cable management and i can fit a lot of stuff in there without space/airflow issues
 
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the 900 is trash. get a 690 II Advanced. i have around an inch of space with my DK in there. case closed.

not to mention the 690 II has some amazing cable management and i can fit a lot of stuff in there without space/airflow issues
theres a 40 dollar limit?
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The best way to guess measure how much room is available, is to look at rear pictures of the case and compare the space above the PCI slots with the height of a PCI slot and the Dark Knight. It's a "guesstimate" but it works... I'm a tad too lazy too pull up the figures of a PCI slot and stuff right now, but you most likely have those on hand
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post #29 of 29
BTW: I believe a Dark Knight Cooler would fit something like this. I have the generic RocketFish rip off of that (I am not using it) which is the same size and it fits.

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I'm planning on building a small rig used primarily as a file server and a HTPC using spare parts I have laying around. I want to make it virtually silent so I'm going to passively cool a Athlon II Regor 240 using a S1283. The only thing I'm missing is a case. What's the cheapest case I can get that will fit a S1283? (Preferably no more than $40 from Newegg so the Antec 300 won't work)
Well there are always free ATX cases. Got a Dell Dimension 2300 out of a dumpster and put my back up rig in that. It wasn't that difficult to figure out which wires were the power wires and which were the LEDs. Got all the dried beer and pizza off of it with laundry detergent and a tooth brush it was good to go (Also sprayed it with disinfectant several times). It is actually quite sturdy. No problems with it until upgrading from a 9800 GTX to a GTX 295. Had to add intake fans to one of the CD-ROM bays and a small fan forcing air down into the case. As of now the GTX 295 idles at 45 C (with the fans turned up to 90 %). The 9800 GTX (which was overclocked considerably) did not need the additional intake cooling. The GTX 295 that I have chronically overheats and needs more cooling than it is supposed to.



Also repaired the original motherboard that came in it. It had about 7 dead 450 microfarad 10 volt capacitors. Replaced those with caps off of old ISA sound cards and, surprise, the original board worked. Put that in an old Dell XPS case, installed XP on an 8 GB drive and gave it to a neighbor.
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