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June 27, 2008 7:32:06 AM

This is my first build and I was wondering if an Antec 900 is too cramped for my stuff. I want to know better alternatives/better cases for my rig. My GPUs are 2 HD4870 in xfire.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Also, I want to know which brand I should get though. I know it's the same manufacturer but I'm not sure about the warranties and plans they offer.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 27, 2008 7:39:23 AM

Xyiitol said:
I know it's the same manufacturer but I'm not sure about the warranties and plans they offer.


Or even bundles. If they come with games, it'd be worth getting 2 different manufacturers' cards for the different games. Nothing wrong with mixing and matching! Keep shopping round.
June 27, 2008 8:41:54 AM

You may need to take out the middle fan bracket to fit your GPU in.
I've built computers with an antec 900, but none with the longer GPU's.

As for your cpu cooler, I really like using the Tuniq Tower.
But if you go with the Tuniq, be aware that depending on your mobo, you can't attach an extra 12cm fan on the window. I changed mobos for a customer and the tuniq got in the way on the second mobo.
Your CPU cooler you chose looks really similar, so just be aware that the antec 900 gives little clearance to a large cooler like the tuniq tower.

On my personal desktop though, I use the Cooler Master GeminII with 2 12cm fans attached to give better case airflow and to have constant air pushing over my ram :]

One note though, I didn't see any hard drives in your list. I presume you already have a hard drive?

And I don't think you need such a strong PS for even 2 4870's. Something like the 620W Corsair HX would do. But I guess at $20 more, the one you have works too.
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June 27, 2008 10:52:55 AM

A wise one (not myself) wrote recently, "The Antec 900 is perfect for teenagers and disco fans. Flashy lights all over the place. The RC-690 on the other hand looks more dignified, and you can actually sleep even if the PC is on in the bedroom. Apart from that, they're both good cases and will fit your parts." ...I can't help but agree.
June 27, 2008 10:59:36 AM

:lol: 

I'm not a disco fan, so I don't agree.

I'm in to heavy metal, hard rock, rock, and other types of music, but I hate disco.

And my cases in the dark:



Cool Master on the left, and AeroCool on the right. I like the blue leds, but I think that more base on the users taste of lighting or no lighting.

Edit:

And I'm not a teenager. :lol: . o O(well, maybe a kid @ heart)
June 27, 2008 4:44:07 PM

I'm getting a WD 6400AAKS for my HDD.
Well I'm worried that the Antec 900 won't fit some of my parts and will be cramped. I'd like a case that would have ample space unles the antec 900 fufills this.
June 27, 2008 5:59:12 PM

I was looking at the Cooler Master Stacker 830 and was impressed. Also I was looking at the Antec 1200 and it also looked like it was good too. I'm wondering if my Xigmatek 1283 120mm rifle cooler will fit in the Stacker.
June 27, 2008 6:47:34 PM

the Xigmatek will not fit in the 830. But the Zerotherm GT92 OC edition will and it performs pretty close.
June 27, 2008 8:27:52 PM

Where do I get the Zerotherm GT92 OC edition?
June 27, 2008 11:13:12 PM

bro stick with the antec 900 and get a 9800gx2 instead of th pos ati cards

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