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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

I've fiddled around inside computers before, but never really done anything major, so I have no idea what to look for when buying a case.

I want to take my current system, gut it entirely, move it to a new case, and install water cooling (which is unnecessary with my current rig, but I'm doing it more for the experience than for any need of superior cooling).

Can anyone give me case recommendations? My parts, according to Speccy:

CPU
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
Agena 65nm Technology

RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz 5-5-5-18

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N-SLI (Socket AM2)

Graphics
X223W @ 1680x1050
896MB GeForce GTX 260 (EVGA)

Hard Drives
500GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (IDE)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR-H30N ATA Device
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J ATA Device

Edit: I also have a 12-in-1 card reader

Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Try these factory Refurbs. They still have a warrantee and they are really cheap for top of the line cases.
all of them but I own a CM Storm Scout and I started a club for it. It is a really nice case.


http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...81b339&x=0&y=0

http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...ort=2a&&page=2
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You'll need a case that can hold your atx card, so mid and full towers to start.

You need to figure out what you want to cool (are you just doing the cpu?) and start forming an idea of how you'll run your lines/where you'll put your res.

Once you know this, you can start looking at cases to figure out which will be best for your cooling setup.

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http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...roducts_id=208

I'm liking this one. And the Storm Scout, yeah.

What I'm mainly worried about is I'm going to end up buying a case that I can't put my parts in (including the water cooling parts, which I still need to look into).

Edit: I wanted to cool my GPU, and my CPU. I figured I'd look at a few case recommendations, then figure out which water cooling parts I'd get with each of those cases, and how I'd configure said parts in said cases. Then I'd pick which of those designs I liked the most. Am I going about this the wrong way?
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Hi guys,

I've fiddled around inside computers before, but never really done anything major, so I have no idea what to look for when buying a case.

I want to take my current system, gut it entirely, move it to a new case, and install water cooling (which is unnecessary with my current rig, but I'm doing it more for the experience than for any need of superior cooling).

Can anyone give me case recommendations? My parts, according to Speccy:

CPU
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
Agena 65nm Technology

RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz 5-5-5-18

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N-SLI (Socket AM2)

Graphics
X223W @ 1680x1050
896MB GeForce GTX 260 (EVGA)

Hard Drives
500GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (IDE)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR-H30N ATA Device
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J ATA Device

Edit: I also have a 12-in-1 card reader

Thanks!
An Antec 300, CM690, A900, etc... All are great cases.


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cm 690 II is good, antec 902,

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