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So i'm waiting on my Caselabs SMA8 to be built and i'm going to be getting a couple GTX980 Classified Kingpin cards. I'll have to send my current case (NZXT Source 210 mid tower) to my sponsor and in return they are paying for the new case. But until that SMA8 can be shipped (20-25 days) i'll need a temporary case to use. So i'm wondering which would be better, an open air test bench or a mid tower ATX case like the source 210 i have?

If the open test bench isn't much better i might as well just buy a cheap case and send it to the sponsor and keep mine. But if it is better for the overclocking potential etc.. of the kingpin card i'd prefer to go with a test bench. The only other thing that worries me is if the H100i cooler radiator will fit with the test bench, i've seen one that isn't "too" expensive with fan mounts that i could fit the rad on.

And if anyone can suggest either a good cheap test bench or a cheap mid tower case with decent window that would fit a Rampage IV Black i'd appreciate it. I noticed that the RIVBE mobo fits in the source 210 even though it's ATX, you just only have 6 standoffs, not able to screw in the 3 holes on the right, but it holds just fine.

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