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 Post subject: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:54 am 
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Looking for a tower or similar case for a new system. Anyone have a suggestion for a good gaming rig case?

Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:25 am 
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is price a big factor? preference of mid tower or full tower?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:54 am 
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Lets go easy....what would be a good case where I could load up with say a 1+KW PSU, a couple full size 295 like cards, a physics card, 8 gb ram, 4 hard drives, multiple fans or a liquid system........heck that should size it.

Hope this helps answer the question for the thread originator as I have been wondering this also.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:25 am 
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Let's say full tower - similar size to the 630 . . .

Price? That depends on how much easier my life is with a more expensive case ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:03 am 
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davbow wrote:
Let's say full tower - similar size to the 630 . . .


Did you mean mid tower? Let's say you did.. Mid-tower that has a lot of space I would definitely recommend the CM 690 II Advance, here's the thread with links on reviews.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3691

The price on this thing is great running only $100.

Now for Zak's list of goodies... for the amount of parts you listed, of course i would recommend a full tower that I have experience with. And that's my current case the HAF 932 (will run around $150). This case will be able to satisfy your listed needs just make sure you get a board that will still give you an extra slot for your physx card. This case can support a triple rad up top and another triple mounted on the back.

Here's a review on it.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... ew-13.html


Here's a favorite of mine that's about 40-50 dollars more but boasts features that the HAF 932 didn't have.

Thermaltake Armor+ full tower - $199
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews ... plus/2.htm

And another favorite:

Corsair 800D full tower - $270
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... eview.html


Last but not least my dream case with TEC's:
Customized Silverstone Temjin Tj07
CoolIT Boreas MTEC Chassis - $800
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... eview.html

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know what the perfect case is?
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:24 am 
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woa

Thanks......I am searching and figuring out about building my very own super rig before the divorce comes thru....spend it before she gets it! lol


oh, ok dear, you can have the parts....hehehe

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Seagate 1 TB storage (trying out Seagate 1st time)
Corsair Dominator 2Gx3 TR3X6G1600C8D
HAF-X 942 (I Like)
PSU Cooler Master RSA00-80GAD3 1000W Gold Modular


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CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
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