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Hello Forum !!
So I'm in need of a big tower case due to lack of space in my old antec p182 SE... I've got 4870x2 + 4870 1GB, (yes, I know.. an odd CF setup) 1000w psu and I'm gonna install my corsair h50 so room is obviously an issue.

Now, I've had my eyes on the 800d cause well.. it seems like that's what everyone is getting atm. Although personally I don't like the design..but that's just me. It's a bit pricey too and I'm wondering if there are any other options (that offer the same), Big tower ofc. Top priorities are space, SSD compatibility, slick design (no side windows) and ofc silence, but not at the expense of heat increase.

However, after some research I've actually re-considered keeping my old case. However I've come here to get expert advise on what is the best option for me.
I took the time to take a pic and edit it for your convenience, so you can get an idea of what I'm planning and my current situation.

http://img695.imageshack.us/i/stianpcconfigcopy.jpg/

As you see the hx1000w is very long and there's a clutter of cables there squeezed through a tight opening supplying 2 HDD and the 2 gpus, the rest go behind.
The top gpu is a 4870x2 tri-cool (which still gets insanely hot..). which makes it even thicker...There's about 1cm between the two gpus which is fairly ok. However, there's only 'bout 5mm between the lower gpu ( 4870 1gb ) and the roof of the lower drive cage.
As the picture shows I removed the mid drive cage, 'cause of cables. Could possibly add it and the optional 120mm fan to blow air into the main cage and force the hot air...hopefully upwards and out.


All in all my plans are to buy 2 SSDs and try em out in RAID 0. (hence removing the two HDDs I have)
Install my h50 with 2 other 120mm fans in push/pull.
If necessary install the optional 120mm fan in the mid-section
Maybe add a blu ray burner...
Considering this will I need to buy a bigger case...or could this go? without jeopardizing the components and overheating them?

I've also considered replacing my 2 gpus with ONE of the newer generation cards.
So....
Additional question.. Are there any one slot (possibly dual-core) gpu solutions that would outperform my kinda odd 4870x2 + 4870 1gb CF setup?

p.s
I plan on gaming and using the components to their fullest.
I also live in Norway, which is very cold during winter and fall and I got my case right by the window with the rear fan nearly aligned with the opening, sucking in the cold air. (which is now..-18C..-0.5F I guess)

Thanks^^
Edited by Naits360 - 12/29/10 at 5:40am
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post #2 of 8

If your looking to go bigger case for air cooling,

is a good choice. This thing is a beast when it comes to air cooling. Not to mention, its not as loud as other cases, because it uses bigger fans and lower RPMs. Another case you might want to look into is
You can look it up on youtube or google and see how they designed this with the motherboard turned 90 degrees, so that all the air pulled from the bottom goes straight through your CPU cooler and out the top.
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Is a new case necessarythough?
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I would get this one for case and right now great buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146068 no shipping and lower price...very nice looking imo in and out, as for videocard...if games are using your trifire you should still have a tough combo even now...I would say on the high end of price a 580 for big power in single gpu form
    
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That's a good deal for the Phantom.
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Amazon.com: Cooler-Master Haf X: Ultimate Full Size Gaming Chassis: Electronics
this one is good.
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