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New case for folding - help me decide

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm going to try and finalize my new folding build...so I need a chassis I prefer to bathe my motherboard in cool ambient are from the side, so a large or multi intake fan setup on the door is a must. I'm not as interested in getting 8 PCI expansion slots (or more) but it would make GPU buying simpler... I'm also looking for good cable management options as well.

Anywho, here are my chioces in no particular order:

Cooler Master HAF-X
NZXT Phantom
Rosewill Thor (poorman's HAF-X if it goes to free shipping)
Antec Lanboy
AZZA Solano 1000
Sentey Arvina
Antec 1200
post #2 of 20
HAF-X gets my vote, or techbench/caseless.
>.<
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>.<
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x25-M SSD 80gb + 1TB F3 + 2x2TB WD Green Win 7 64bit Viewsonic 20" + Samsung 40" Corsair 1000w 
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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Can't go caseless...cats and a 1 year old, LOL
post #4 of 20
i was just about to say mobo box, but nevermind

my vote is for whatever is the cheapest, leaves you w/ more change to buy another gpu to fold on
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post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Cheapest is the Solano, but I'm not sure about that wire management, and it has the least options for adding fans

IF the THOR goes to free shipping, I might snatch one up.
post #6 of 20

I like the ANTEC DARK FLEET TOWER DF-85

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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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post #7 of 20
I just picked up that Lanboy Air. Too bad it didn't ship from Cali with the rest of my order (it's coming from TN), or I would have had it tomorrow. I should have some pics up Monday evening of my cheesy build if it gets delivered while I'm at work. Until then I will start OC'ing out of my mother board box lol...
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Samsung 32GB SSD (ESXi + ISO Images) Western Digital 250GB 7200 Sata (VMs) 3 x 750GB Segate Con ES Raid 5 none 
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post #8 of 20
Corsair 600T and Antec 900v2 would be my choice. Each have 8 expansion ports, air filters and excellent airflow.
Edited by louze001 - 1/7/11 at 12:35pm
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post #9 of 20
OP, you say for Folding
So this might help

bit-tech's GPU load results using many cases and a 5870 2GB

Edited by ACHILEE5 - 1/7/11 at 12:37pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #10 of 20
storm scout

it's a great case for the $
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