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Put the Noctua UH-U12 in this case, and it's right at the door, with the 80mm fan literally holding it up (it's that tight).

Then the Sapphire HD4870 card is so long, the plugs are right against the drive cage (holding the card up too).

In short, my case is so cramped that if it wasn't for the drive bay addon in the 5.25" bays, the case wouldn't be getting a lot of intake air, as the wiring can't go anywhere but all over (no place to route them).

So what's a tower case that's fat and is good for hiding the 101 wires? Been looking at the Cooler Master cases, but can't attest for their depth for these massive cooling heatsinks.
 

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Forgot to add: has drive rails for easy removal of drives and if possible a door behind the motherboard (as after taking the motherboard out it was DIRTY as hell after 4 years!).
 

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the Noctua will fit in an Antec 300 without the side fan installed in the CM 690 it will fit but without the top side fan installed. The cooler master has better cable mangement. The Antec 300 is a lttle smaller than the 690.
 

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I'm hearing great things for the coolermaster sniper. Rob has one for sale atm.

Its wide and has stands. sounds like it would fit your needs
 

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You dont blow it out every few weeks?

It's the area behind the motherboard tray and inaccessable without taking everything out (which means unplugging all wiring, not a chore you want to do every few weeks, let alone every month [and possibly ruin the plugs, as they fit tight]).
 

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With the Antec 1200 the side panel (motherboard side) comes off behind motherboard so you can still blow out any dust that's accumulated around your wiring. I must admit though I've not noticed much dust in there and I've had the 1200 for about 4 months now. The front fan filters do get quite dusty after a month or two though so I guess they're doing their job.
 
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