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Please help me find right case for 8800GTX SLI

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August 10, 2007 3:39:22 AM

I have done a lot of reading on different forums and have found that the 8800GTX does not fit in all cases.
I am looking for a mid tower case no taller than 20 inches....depth doesnt really matter.

The two that I have come up with are either the Lian Li PC-V1000PlusII or the Antec 900.
Along with the 8800GTX SLI will be 680i mobo, Q6600 and Tuniq Tower 120
3 hardrives and 3 optical drives.

Which of these cases would work the best without too much modification and without losing drive space.

I am open to suggestions on these case or others.

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August 10, 2007 3:59:36 AM

i suggest the thermaltake armor case.. or the lian li v2000 if your into watercooling.. but im fairly certain both cases are taller than 20 inches.. escpecially the lian li which is huge..

*out of curiosity why do u want a small case with all that equipment in it.. wtf?
August 10, 2007 4:11:47 AM

It's a full tower, its massive, it looks like an airplane, but you should consider it. XCLIO A-380. Cooling is insane, it will fit everything with ease. simple set up. Tons of room for organization. ( all my friends drool when they see it) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is way too big for you XCLIO makes some very attractive mid size cases with Excellent cooling ( 250 mm fans standard) u should take a look, good luck
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August 10, 2007 4:20:26 AM

I just dont like the real tall tower cases. I sent a Dell XPS 710 back partly because the size makes it hard to fit anywhere. I want a case about the size of my Dell Gen 3 which Im replacing which is 20h x 8.5w x 19D
I am looking for a case with more depth for the 8800GTX.
The best ones at this size seem to be the Lian Li PC-V1000 and the Antec900.
Just want to be sure.
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2007 4:55:47 AM

I use the antec super lanboy and sonata II cases. Both are average sized mid tower cases, and I got both for $30 or less after rebates at Fry's. The super lanboy has 2 120mm fans, but the sonata II comes with a power supply and adjustable 120mm fan to run quiet.
August 10, 2007 5:06:11 AM

o1die said:
I use the antec super lanboy and sonata II cases. Both are average sized mid tower cases, and I got both for $30 or less after rebates at Fry's. The super lanboy has 2 120mm fans, but the sonata II comes with a power supply and adjustable 120mm fan to run quiet.


I dont think either of those have the depth for the 8800GTX. Also I am planning on getting a 750W PSU.
August 10, 2007 7:52:36 AM

I think you would be fine with either one of the Antec P180 series case or the Antec 900.
August 10, 2007 7:27:28 PM

o1die said:
I use the antec super lanboy and sonata II cases. Both are average sized mid tower cases, and I got both for $30 or less after rebates at Fry's. The super lanboy has 2 120mm fans, but the sonata II comes with a power supply and adjustable 120mm fan to run quiet.


Yeah, the sonata II is a great case, but I don't think it'd handle a gtx. My 8800 GTS barely fits, the cord from it's power connector is mushed up against the front fan; I think the GTX is something like 1.5" longer than the GTS.
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2007 7:43:34 PM

So basically you want something that is big inside and small outside. Women have tried to find shoes like that for centuries, no luck yet :) 

Seriously now, if you have that much stuff to put in the case do get a full tower. Your cooling will not be good enough in a mid-tower and parts will start dying.

The 8800 GTX does fit in a P180 but it blocks some hard disk bays. You won't be able to put 2 of them and 6 drives in there.

The Thermaltake Armor is a good suggestion.

For a noisy and expensive setup like that you should look at cases like the Silverstone TJ09 or Lian-Li PC-V2100. They are huge but they will fit everything in with good cooling and they will reduce the noise too.

Why 3 optical drives? Even 2 is overkill.

a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2007 8:16:43 PM

Another vote for ThermalTake ARMOR , Solid case
August 11, 2007 5:20:27 AM

Just dont like those doors on the Armor. If it just didnt have those flippins doors.

As far as Silverstone how about the Temlin TJ03?
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2007 8:25:15 PM

TJ03... Not bad at all. Some of the fans are 80 mm, which I don't particularly like, but the good news is it comes with 4 fans (TJ09 only 2, I had to buy 3 more separately).

Silverstone's best case is the TJ07 IMO, by the way. It was just too expensive for my taste, but I would have liked it.

What about other Thermaltake models? Don't you like the looks of any of them?
August 11, 2007 10:18:02 PM

coolermalset centrion 5. Nothing to fancy and only $50.
August 13, 2007 1:26:38 PM

Yeah forgot about the hard drive bays on the p180 you have to loose thos don't you :( , bad suggestion. I reakon the Antec 900 or NZXT Hush Classic are your best bet for good size a gaming case.
August 13, 2007 4:36:44 PM

The Lian Li is a fairly roomy case. I have the LIAN LI PC-60BPLUSII with an 8800GTS installed with no issues. Also, has good air flow with 4 fans.
August 13, 2007 6:02:25 PM

Cooperstown39 said:
The Lian Li is a fairly roomy case. I have the LIAN LI PC-60BPLUSII with an 8800GTS installed with no issues. Also, has good air flow with 4 fans.



Yes I like that case also and the PC-65B but am looking at the PC-V1000 because it does have the extra depth.
August 13, 2007 7:13:40 PM

This is a Thermaltake ARMOR with two water cooled 8800 GTX's.
August 13, 2007 10:54:10 PM

Go the big Lian Li or Coolermater Stacker series... you need a case taller than 20inch if your running that rig. thats like rolling 2 pigs in the same blanket
August 14, 2007 2:15:21 AM

I think I will be fine with the Lian Li PC-V1000. It seems to be one of the larger mid tower case with the extra depth.
August 14, 2007 2:42:51 AM

Maziar said:
Another vote for ThermalTake ARMOR , Solid case


The OP asked for a mid tower. The Armor is full size.


August 14, 2007 3:08:41 AM

I have an antec p180b.
It's big enough for my system that has two water-cooled BFG 8800GTX's. It also has an enermax galaxy PSU (Which is bigger than standard) and two Switftech MCP655 pumps all inside the case too, and there's plenty of room left over.
August 14, 2007 4:04:31 AM

niz said:
I have an antec p180b.
It's big enough for my system that has two water-cooled BFG 8800GTX's. It also has an enermax galaxy PSU (Which is bigger than standard) and two Switftech MCP655 pumps all inside the case too, and there's plenty of room left over.


Thanks for the info.....I will have to take a closer look at the P180. Will I still have room for 3 hard drives and 3 optical drives?

Thanks
August 14, 2007 4:05:28 AM

Geez Niz ive got a P180 and i dont think id fit that much in mine.
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