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So I took apart my old rig to build my sig rig.

I have all the parts to put together for an
EVGA 680i, c2d e6400, 8800 gtx Thermaltake 850w ps and ZALMAN 9500 cooler,
system for my dad.

What case has the best airflow, not too big, that will fit the EVGA 680i mb and the EVGA 8800gtx?

I am use to the Thermaltake Armour case, which is huge.

Thanks
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CM 690 II Advanced.
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I say this! Raidmax Typhoon.

Looks great and has solid construction! Side panel window! It's very quiet! I used this case to build a pc for my friend.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...max-_-11156244

It's cheap too! I bet you can find a better price after a Google search.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AllLeafs View Post
I say this! Raidmax Typhoon.

Looks great and has solid construction! Side panel window! It's very quiet! I used this case to build a pc for my friend.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...max-_-11156244

It's cheap too! I bet you can find a better price after a Google search.
Don't go with a Raidmax case. My first case was a Raidmax Smilidon... I absolutely hated it. The minute I could, I replaced it with a HAF 932.
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Coolermaster 690 II Advanced...hands down!!
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Thermaltake V6 Blackx Edition.
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post #7 of 24
Too many people recommend the 690ii adv. I will go ahead and recommend the Lian Li K58 or PC-K62, Fractal Design Define R3 (decent airflow, can be improved with more fans), Thermaltake V4 or HAF 912.
Edited by FDS - 4/8/11 at 5:41pm
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how about the antec 900 mid tower with great cooling
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by FDS View Post
Too many people recommend the 690ii adv. I will go ahead and recommend the Lian Li K58 or PC-K62, Fractal Design Define R3 (decent airflow, can be improved with more fans), Thermaltake V4 or HAF 912.
Any 690 or 692 is a fine case, as is the 912. The Lian Li K58 and K62 also seem excellent. What I like about them is their lack of grill on the top that would interfere with a top intake fan (top intake is 3-5c cooler than top exhaust).

I'm leery about Thermaltake cases because I have read reviews and corresponded with a user about their lack of space behind the mb tray for running cables.

I like my Beta Evo, but it needs plenty of extra fans.

Whatever case you decide to get, the narrowest it should be is 200mm (7.9 inches). Read reviews on any case you are thinking about before you buy it. I look at Benchmark Reviews, bit-Tech, x-Bit and Vortez.net for my case reviews. Others are out there, of course, but as you read them you get a sense of their varying quality.
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