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HELP! Need a case for an Nvidia 8800 GTX

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May 5, 2007 1:17:26 AM

Building a new system including an 8800 GTX video card (10.5 in long). I need a case. I don't care what it looks like, simple looking would actually be better. Less noise is a more important factor to me. I also want to make sure heat isn't a problem. Also my computer desk has a max height of 23 inches. What's the best case for me?

Other pieces of the new system will likely include:
Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme
Storage: 1- 150gb 10000rpm Western Digital + 1-750gb 7200rpm Wst.Dig.
CPU: Intel Quad 2.4
Mem: 4 gb 800Mhz by OCZ

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May 5, 2007 1:46:41 AM

I'd recommend the Thermaltake Armor just because it's awesome and huge.
May 5, 2007 2:20:04 AM

I recently bought a Thermaltake Eureka case. Its 25.6 inches deep, compared to the Armor being 22.05 inches deep, thereby giving an extra 3.55 inches room for long graphics cards. Its also only 21.3 inches tall, so fits your height requirement.
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May 5, 2007 3:03:56 AM

Antec P180b works well and is under 22 inches high
May 5, 2007 4:06:45 AM

The coolermaster centurion-5 is nice and cheap.
May 7, 2007 1:24:51 AM

Thanks for the tips! After much research I have decided to go with the Antec 900.
June 9, 2007 1:36:33 AM

Quote:
I recently bought a Thermaltake Eureka case. Its 25.6 inches deep, compared to the Armor being 22.05 inches deep, thereby giving an extra 3.55 inches room for long graphics cards. Its also only 21.3 inches tall, so fits your height requirement.


i have an eureka, too, and the size includes the heavy front part which offers no space for graphics cards of course.
the inside room is about 21-22 inches only.
i can not recommend eureka. it's great in quality if you look at the material, no sharp edges and so forth, but the front "door" is too heavy, can only be closed using a key, is annoying (i dismounted it) squeezes your fingers if you try to pull out hard drives or whatever you have in the 5,25slots, this "pull-out" mechanism does not work perfectly and for sake of completeness, the user manual is bullshit. missing some important things and even contains erroneous information.

it is much better than my old case but i would not buy it again, i think there are better options outside
a b ) Power supply
June 9, 2007 2:32:57 AM

I'm getting a Silverstone TJ09, it has great cooling and it's quiet, if you can believe the reviews.

Here's a list that may come in handy. Sorry I forgot where I got it, I had it saved as txt for a few weeks now.

Cases that do not fit the 8800GTX

ThermaltakeTsunami
CoolerMaster Mystique
Gigabyte 3D Aurora
Antec P180/182 (fits, if you leave some hard drive bays empty)
LianLi PC-65 (It will fit one card but not two in SLI)
LianLIPC-3077 (It will fit one card but not two in SLI)
Asus TA-210 (It's never going to fit in this case)
Thermaltake Soprano
Raidmax Sagitta (Is never going to fit the 8800GTX)
Thermaltake Armor Jr.
Thermaltake Aquila
Thermaltake Matrix VX
Cooler Master Ammo
Cooler Master Centurion 534
iStarUSA Nitro AxS-10000 (The 8800GTX is never going to fit in this case)
Silverstone LC18
NZXT Transformer
Antec P160


Cases that do fit the 8800GTX

Lian Li V2000-2100 series
Silverstone TJ07
Silverstone TJ09
Apevia X-Pider
CoolerMaster Centurion 5
EnermaxCS-5271BFS
Thermaltake Armor
CoolerMaster Praetorian 730 (it's really close)
CoolerMaster Stacker 830
CoolerMaster WaveMaster
NZXT Lexa "Retro toaster"
ChenmingCMUI-601 (you will have to remove the lower hard drive cage)
XION Solaris (will fit the 8800GTX but you will not be able to mount hard drives in the lower drive cage)
ApeviaX-Cruiser (It is really close but it will fit, but you might not be able to mount hard drives on the bottom cage.)
NZXT Apollo (If the 8800GTX is really 10.5 inches long it will fit.)
Thermaltake Shark(Only if the 8800GTX should fit if it is 10.5 inches and not 11)
Thermaltake Mambo (Will fit the 8800GTX, but you will not be able to mount all of the hard drive cage.)
Gigabyte GZ-FA1CA
Antec PlusView 2
XG CA-SW2-K (you will have to replace the included PSU)
Lian Li V1100
Lian Li PC-75
Antec 900
XION Onyx
AMSCF-2229BK
June 9, 2007 2:40:43 AM

I have a 8800GTX in a Thermaltake Tsunami, just had to remove the hard drive cage and move the hard drive into the floppy drive bay. My next case is definately going to be a Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution, the thing kicks serious ass. If I had to save some money though, I would go with the Thermaltake Armor. The quality of build on Thermaltake cases is very good imo.
June 9, 2007 4:09:00 AM

Decent list. I'd like to add that the Lian Li PC-60B Plus II will fit the GTX if you remove the hard drive cage. It will fit the GTS with no problem. I haven't tried it, but based on my measurements that's how it looks.
June 9, 2007 4:15:35 AM

The 8800GTX will fit the Armor FA SURE
July 18, 2007 7:00:07 PM

My Thermaltake Soprano case fits the GTX alright
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