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post #1 of 20
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My friend is building a smiliar rig as mine so I'm making this thread for him.

He doesn't want a HAF X because it's too heavy for him since he's moving the computer case a lot he wants a really leightwieght case but with really good space, quality and good airflow with a lot of fan slots so he can cool his GTX 480 SLI as MUCH as possible.

He's also buying a CPU cooler, what do you recommend? H70 or is there a good/better/cheaper air cooler that you can recommend?

Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 20
HAF 922 is nice or storm scout. CM 690 II is also nice it has lost's of fans
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post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
HAF 922 is nice or storm scout. CM 690 II is also nice it has lost's of fans
Thanks. Will look into em. More suggestions is appreciated.
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post #4 of 20
I didn't see the CPU cooler part but you could look into the Thermaltake Frio that is designed for overclocking. Also If weight needs to be really low you could also look into the Antec Lanboy Air. Heard It's really light and keeps parts really cool and you'll need that with 480 SLI.
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post #5 of 20
H70 sucks, Silver Arrow or NH-D14 easily spank it, if you wanna go hardcore, get a custom WC loop. Budget for case? and btw 480 is really hot by itself, can't imagine 2...
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
H70 sucks, Silver Arrow or NH-D14 easily spank it, if you wanna go hardcore, get a custom WC loop. Budget for case? and btw 480 is really hot by itself, can't imagine 2...
He's moving alot and I heard that a hevy cooler like NH-D14 is bad and can break the motherboard? Is that true?

EDIT: No bugdet really as long as its leightweight, got good quality and much space and good air cooling.
Edited by Klenk - 3/14/11 at 10:10am
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post #7 of 20
lightweight, quality, and lots of space? Pick 2
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post
lightweight, quality, and lots of space? Pick 2
Lightwieght im talking about 8-11 kg. I don't need a top top top case but very good for the money and got all those thigns I mentioned. Goood airflow, lightweight and lots of space.
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post #9 of 20
Look for a quality aluminum case, such as the lian-li ones
they're relatively expensive, but also significantly lighter than steel cases
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Look for a quality aluminum case, such as the lian-li ones
they're relatively expensive, but also significantly lighter than steel cases
Got one to recommend? I really prefer those with easier cable managements and space where you can install backplate for coolers easy etc.
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