Im building a new computer and I want a deacent case. Im going to want one that I will be able to take to lan parties (and hopefuly show off) and also able to fit all my components and keep them safe and cool. My set up is:
Core 2 Extreme X6800
Asus Striker Extreme with a Tuniq Tower cooler
Thermaltake toughpower 750W
2 eVGA 8800GTX in SLI
not sure on memory yet (if you have any sugestions on Ram I'd be glad for you to share)
Those were the ones I was looking at, but I'd love sugestions also. My main issue is will the compunents fit well and does it have good air flow.
Power suply cords reaching?
Some key issues to keep in mind.
For heavy lan partyer's I would avoid the P180 due to its not all that rugged, its still a great quite case tho. If you want a mid tower maybe a Lian-Li PC-60BPLUSII or something similar would be good, it has a slideable mobo tray, side window, relevantly good cooling and you should be able to pull off a great wiring job if you take your time. Wire it like this and your friends will be impressed. 8)
*Edit I forgot about the big ass cooler, but a mid tower would still be slightly easier to lug around.
I love the new raidmax smilodon case personally. Best case for installation, overall not sure though. Took me around 10 seconds to install the hard drive lol. <3 keyless installation. You can literally just pull a lever to take off a side panel, and take out the motherboard tray for easy installation. Pure pawnage so far. With your budget you may want to consider something else, but consider it.