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I am pretty replacing all my components in a new build and wondering if I should recycle my case. For my build im thinking of a 570gtx but I am wondering if it will fit, I have a evga 260gtx which to me is a huge card, do you think I will be okay? Also I want to make sure all my new components will be cool, is there anything about this case I should be aware of, or am I good. One last thing, there is tiny scratch on the back which I would like gone, I was thinking a scratch remover or a black marker but are there any better options?

I would love to hear people's experiences with this case if its crap or not.
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post #2 of 4
You need to post your budget for the possible new case.
And because yours is not a Lian-Li, HAF series, Fractal Design, or Obsidian, everyone will recommend one of those. Because that's what they do.
Basically, you'll be looking at recommendations from around $90 up. If you are happy with your current case and temps, then reuse it.
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post #3 of 4
Also water or air cooling, and mid-tower vs. full are specifications necessary to narrow it down.
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post #4 of 4
The GTX260 and GTX570 reference are both 10.5" long so you should be good as far as fit.
I would suggest using car or appliance touch-up paint to repair the scratch.
If your temps are good right now, that is what matters. That being said, there are many choices out there that offer better airflow, cable management, acoustics, and overall build quality. Even the basic design of a case has shifted. Most cases now have bottom-mounted power supplies and top-mounted exhaust fans. The prices start at ~$50 and can go as high as $250+, but as said before the most popular cases start at around $90.
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