Hi. I currently have 2 Sapphire 7950s (only 1 installed right now) and an i7 920 in my Alienware Aurora. I am going to get a new CPU (probably i5-4670k) and motherboard (not sure which yet but I was told to get a Z87). I also need a new case. I love my Aurora case but it isn't good for Dual-GPU setups. There isn't much room for the cards so they are very close together. I had to put a piece of foam in between them to seperate them. There is also no place to mount any fans to point at the cards.
I'm going to try and find a motherboard that has good spacing in between the PCI slots so I need a case that's tall enough to keep the cards in that way.
I really want to be able to keep the cards cool under load. I know some cases come with a big fan on the side panel. I also know that I can mount fans to brackets that attach to the PCI slot metal holders where you screw in the cards. I see there are a lot of cheap cases that start as low as 15 dollars but I'm assuming I want to stay away from those.
The brands I had in mind were... Corsair, Lian li, Fractal, and maybe coolermaster. But I'd be open to any suggestions of a good case for what I'm doing.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated. I would also like some suggestions on motherboards if possible. I want to stay around 500 bucks for all 3 items.
Hey thanks for quick reply. That case is the same one I linked right just black instead of silver in the front? Would you say that's the best case I could get for around that price or would a corsair or lian li be better you think?
Also for the motherboard. I like the price of the one you linked and it looks good. I think the PCI slots have good spacing if I'm not mistaken.
Do you think it would be better to go for an Asus one instead?
Hey Byo. I think im gonna go with the 500R. It's an upgrade over the 400R and it has the 200MM fan on the panel which I like. I like the price and the look of the fractal but I will have to mount a bracket to put a fan on which will be annoying. I'll have a harder time getting to the GPUs when I need to.
The fractal is really nice looking though and it has the sound dampening stuff which is nice.
I'll look into that motherboard as well as some Asus ones. I didn't know there were so many different z87 motherboards. Asus alone has 38 of them.
Hello again. I already ordered the Carbide. Apparently it has better airflow and cooling than the R4 which is more silence oriented. The Carbide also has a 200MM on the panel for the GPUs where as with the R4 I would have to mount a bracket and buy a fan for it so.