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Need suggestions for a good case for my 8800gtx

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August 1, 2007 6:07:32 PM

I've always purchased mid-towers in the past when I built myself a new computer but now that I have the BFG 8800gtx 756mb OC video card, suddenly cooling became a huge issue. I currently have a Cooler Master Centurion 5 case with a cooler master 650w ps (COOLMAX CW-650T EPS12V 650W Aluminum ATX v2.01). I'm looking for a case that has all the fans setup and ready to go, the price of cases has always put me off a bit so now that I need a big case with good air flow I'm willing to spend I suppose $200 on a good case. Thanks for your suggestions!

*Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775
*ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro (cpu fan)/Artic Silver Themal Paste
*ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel P965 Express
*Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) -timing: 4-4-4-12 -voltage: 2.0v -cas latency: 4
*COOLMAX CW-650T EPS12V 650W Aluminum ATX v2.01
*BFG 8800GFX 756 MB OC video card
*Cooler Master Centurion 5
a b ) Power supply
August 1, 2007 6:53:15 PM

Thermaltake ARMOR FULL TOWER looks good
also Thermaltake ARMOR JR midtower is good too , a friend of mine has one and its good
August 1, 2007 9:29:50 PM

I'm looking at getting the Coolermaster CM Stacker STC-T01 case. Anyone out there have one?
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August 1, 2007 10:02:22 PM

I recommend the Antec 900. I love it. Excellent cooling.
a b ) Power supply
August 1, 2007 10:37:15 PM

From experience, the antec 900 has a ton of room and all the fans you need.

BUT, if you have hopes of doing a nice "clean" install of all your hardware, and then wiring it up, forget it. All the wires are too short to be hidden out of the way, and in one instance, too dam short to reach where it was supposed to. They should be 6" longer.

Don't know what they were thinking. If you make a case that big, you need to use something other than "standard wiring" for it.
August 1, 2007 11:34:41 PM

Another recommendation for Antec 900. A very popular case that has good cooling at a reasonable price.
August 1, 2007 11:51:38 PM

Well I'm still kinda leaning towards the coolermaster stacker case. The BTX option is appeasing for down the road and the crossflow fan looks nice. Does top venting on a computer case mess up a negative airflow configuration?
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