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ATX vs EATX?

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*THIS IS FOR NEW BUILD* disregard my sig rig as this new rig will be built from old parts:

i5 750
Maximus III Formula
GTX 480

I should build a:

ATX Mid tower
Pros: "in between" case in terms of size
Cons: Usually cannot fit 360 rad.

EATX Full tower
Pros: TONS! of expandability
Con: Its huge!

Modding:

I will go as far as the screwdriver will take me, I plan to do a paint/anodize/powdercoat.

And I will most likely remove the front drive cage and install the drives in the 5.25 bays. I would like 2 to 5 5.25 bays.

Fans:
It HAS to be able to house 2x 120mm / 140mm fans in the front.

Quality:

I have heard that Fractal Design has a couple quality issues ? and it is currently not available in HK.

Other brands to stay away from:
Antec
Bitfenix
Corsair 600T / 700D / 800D
HAF series
FT02 / RV02

Choices:

Mid:
Lian Li 8FI / 9F / B25F / B25FWB
Fractal Design Arc Midi / Core 3000
Corsair 650D

Full:
Lian Li A70F
Fractal Design Arc XL
Cooler Master ATCS 840

ATM I'm leaning towards the Lian Li selection of cases.

Budget:
around 200 USD
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/13/11 at 4:50pm
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Do you really want to buy all of this with only a budget of 200 USD ?
Anyway I'd take a full tower like the CM Haf 932
With a Atx Mboard because an E-atx board is way more expensive and it doesn't even fit in all the full tower

Good luck for your build with only 200 $ smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kidsam;13109206 
Do you really want to buy all of this with only a budget of 200 USD ?
Anyway I'd take a full tower like the CM Haf 932
With a Atx Mboard because an E-atx board is way more expensive and it doesn't even fit in all the full tower

Good luck for your build with only 200 $ smile.gif

The Lian Li A70F fits EATX. And HAF is ugly, I want clean and sleek.
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