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NZXT Apollo vs Antec 900

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April 21, 2008 1:28:39 AM

I am running a OC Q6600 @3.2 ghz but will go further sooner or later. Thermalright Ultra - 120 with a Antec Tri Cool 120mm, 8800 GT OC with stock cooler. I really like the looks of Apollo especially when i am gonna have all LED fans, BUT Antec 900 has lots of air flow to keep all my components cooled. Personally, Antec 900 doesn't look cool to me, and the window seems kinda lame to me also. Any Ideas which one i should get?

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April 21, 2008 2:03:56 AM

You will love the Apollo, it's a great looking case. The air flow of it is a bit lower than the 900, but it's only a few degrees. BTW watch out for the Apollo's front door it's easy to break.
April 21, 2008 2:57:28 AM

You think Apollo enough to cool all my components adequately?
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April 21, 2008 3:14:10 AM

Whats more important to you, the look of the case, or the performance of your components? After all its not like your going to invite people over just to see your case, although you might be tempted to if they were to see the performance of your system.
April 21, 2008 11:09:51 PM

Can the TR Ultra 120 fit in Antec 900 case with side fan?
April 22, 2008 12:12:42 AM

^Yes, the side fan is over the graphics card, not the cpu^

And either case should be fine to keep a q6600 nice and cool with a true at 3.2ghz. If you have problems with the temps on the apollo, a side panel intake fan modded to the right of the cpu cooler should fix any problems.
April 22, 2008 5:48:06 PM

I have the Apollo and my MSI 9600GT OC idles at about 42 degrees and hits maybe 52 degrees full load. I need to overclock it a bit more... My CPU temps are only a little lower than that, but I'm using the stock AMD cooler (athlon 64 x2 5000+)

It's a great case, and it looks and feels well-crafted. The tool-less system works great.

One advantage the 900 has over the Apollo would be the bottom mounted PSU, but that sometimes comes down to personal preference.

You won't go wrong with either case, but the Apollo is less expensive and looks very awesome (very alienware looking, but not exactly a ripoff)
April 22, 2008 6:58:13 PM

night-stalker I also have the apollo blue case,it looks good and the cooling is good,I put 120 in front of the case too give it a litle better air flow,I have two friends with antec 900 and it's a great case,but went with apollo because I knew I could get the air flow as well as the antec 900,and with out the fan noise. apollo is a great case.I also like the window and the position of the 120 fan on the side blowing air on the video card.good feature
April 22, 2008 8:06:33 PM

Thanks for the input guys, the final thing is just is TR Ultra 120 gonna fit in Apollo? I know that it fits in Antec 900 but not very sure for Apollo since it looks like it might have clearance issue with the PSU.
April 29, 2008 4:00:11 PM

Asian PingPong said:
^Yes, the side fan is over the graphics card, not the cpu^

And either case should be fine to keep a q6600 nice and cool with a true at 3.2ghz. If you have problems with the temps on the apollo, a side panel intake fan modded to the right of the cpu cooler should fix any problems.


I have the Ultra 120 Extreme in my Antec 900 - even though the side fan is above the graphics card, one corner of the side fan is right on top of the Ultra 120 Extreme and so, it can't be installed (unless you are ok with cutting off the end of the fan's frame (it can be done - just be careful to cut only a small part of the frame that needs to be cut. I know you said Ultra 120 (not the extreme - so your results might be different)
June 11, 2008 1:58:35 PM

Can the Apollo case fit a sapphire 3870X2, and if so would it fit 2 of them?
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