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September 22, 2008 5:41:40 AM

Hi, so I'm going to build a PC with the following parts(I wont go into detailed speeds/GHZ etc because that doesent affect size):

780i mobo (this is probably going to change though)
Quad Core Q9550
Triple GTX 280 OC editions in SLI
8gb DDR2 (2x4)
Velociraptor 10krpm HDD 300GB
1250w PSU
X-FI xtreme gamer fatal1ty titanium edition sound card
If I'm missing a part, take it that I am also going to have that (sorry, late at night, can't remember everything too well)

Watercooling 3 GTX 280s will likely cost me $1000 or more so I'm going to stick with air cooling. However, 3 of these generate enough heat to bake a cake, so I will need a ridiculous amount of fans.

So, what case would be big enough to fit all of this, plus a ridiculous amount of fans? Price isn't an object, as long as it isn't a $500 case or something.

Thanks a bunch :bounce: 

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a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2008 5:57:19 AM

Haven't we been over this? :pfff: 
a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2008 6:11:42 AM

CM stacker 830 with 4 optional side 120mm fans those 3 gtx's should be fine.
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September 22, 2008 3:29:14 PM

Get the Antec 1200 case plenty of cool.
a c 248 ) Power supply
September 22, 2008 11:35:15 PM

I agree with bohman the CM 932 HAF is an awesome case.

Here are some figures on the stock cooling fans that come with the case:

Front: 230 x 30 mm red LED fan x 1, 700 rpm, 19 dBa (75 CFM)
Side: 230 x 30 mm standard fan x 1, 700 rpm, 19 dBa (support 120 x 25 fan x 4)(75 CFM)
Top: 230 x 30 mm standard fan x 1, 700 rpm, 19 dBa (support 120 mm fan x 3 or 120 mm x 1 + 230 x 30 mm x 1)(75CFM)
Rear: 140 x 25 mm standard fan x 1, 1200 rpm, 17 dBa (support 120 mm fan x 1)(57 CFM)
September 23, 2008 12:32:33 AM

the 932 is cheap and big... I like it. Granted, it's not a looker, but hey, whatever.

How many fans do you think I could fit in there after all the parts are in? And would it be enough?
September 23, 2008 12:33:46 AM

Hmm. the 932 is no looker, but hey, its cheaper than the $280 case I was looking at before, and looks pretty big.

How many fans do you think I could fit in there after all the parts are in? And would it be enough for the oven that is 3x GTX 280?
September 23, 2008 1:11:41 AM

From your other posts money is not object... so i would get...

Lian-Li PC-A70
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=133&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec

Lian Li Optional top cover
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=241&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=74&g=f

Lian Li Transparent side cover (slight modding by cutting into the plexiglass should give you room for a few more 120mm fans.)
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=269&cl_index=2&sc_index=29&ss_index=73&g=f

All up depending on the amount of fans you get into the side panel your looking at least 9, 120mm fans in the case alone not to mention cpu fan, psu fan and whatever you get in the side panel. Replace all 120mm fans with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
And it would be like a tornado in your case ;) 
September 23, 2008 2:04:10 AM

chookman said:
From your other posts money is not object... so i would get...

Lian-Li PC-A70
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=133&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec

Lian Li Optional top cover
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=241&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=74&g=f

Lian Li Transparent side cover (slight modding by cutting into the plexiglass should give you room for a few more 120mm fans.)
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=269&cl_index=2&sc_index=29&ss_index=73&g=f

All up depending on the amount of fans you get into the side panel your looking at least 9, 120mm fans in the case alone not to mention cpu fan, psu fan and whatever you get in the side panel. Replace all 120mm fans with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
And it would be like a tornado in your case ;) 


Sounds good, but do you think the tornado will be able to keep the volcano GPUs in non- nuclear temps?
September 23, 2008 2:06:00 AM

chookman said:
From your other posts money is not object... so i would get...

Lian-Li PC-A70
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=133&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec

Lian Li Optional top cover
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=241&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=74&g=f

Lian Li Transparent side cover (slight modding by cutting into the plexiglass should give you room for a few more 120mm fans.)
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=269&cl_index=2&sc_index=29&ss_index=73&g=f

All up depending on the amount of fans you get into the side panel your looking at least 9, 120mm fans in the case alone not to mention cpu fan, psu fan and whatever you get in the side panel. Replace all 120mm fans with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
And it would be like a tornado in your case ;) 


Btw, with that many fans, I'm guessing I'll need to turn off my comp if I want to get any sleep whatsoever?
September 23, 2008 5:32:23 AM

chookman said:
From your other posts money is not object... so i would get...

Lian-Li PC-A70
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=133&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec

Lian Li Optional top cover
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=241&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=74&g=f

Lian Li Transparent side cover (slight modding by cutting into the plexiglass should give you room for a few more 120mm fans.)
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=269&cl_index=2&sc_index=29&ss_index=73&g=f

All up depending on the amount of fans you get into the side panel your looking at least 9, 120mm fans in the case alone not to mention cpu fan, psu fan and whatever you get in the side panel. Replace all 120mm fans with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
And it would be like a tornado in your case ;) 


yea looks great, and comes with so many fans. Honestly though, for a $4500 PC, I kinda want a flashy case. So tell me, would that case be better then, say these two:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if the lian li is bigger than those, I'll definitely grab it. Cant believe it comes with so many fans :kaola: 
September 23, 2008 5:43:16 AM

chookman said:
From your other posts money is not object... so i would get...

Lian-Li PC-A70
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=133&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec

Lian Li Optional top cover
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=241&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=74&g=f

Lian Li Transparent side cover (slight modding by cutting into the plexiglass should give you room for a few more 120mm fans.)
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=269&cl_index=2&sc_index=29&ss_index=73&g=f

All up depending on the amount of fans you get into the side panel your looking at least 9, 120mm fans in the case alone not to mention cpu fan, psu fan and whatever you get in the side panel. Replace all 120mm fans with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
And it would be like a tornado in your case ;) 


Btw, what exactly are the top and side covers for, and do I really need them?

Edit: Nvm, I see the top cover gives me room for another two fans. But what's the side cover for? it's not even on newegg, which is a bad sign :( 
September 23, 2008 10:28:34 AM

if you want lower noise, avoid smaller fans. that is one reason why the CM 932 is good, it has three large fans. in general, larger fans move more air than smaller ones and make less noise. bu yeah, the looks of the case are not for everyone. but it would fit your three cards, and it would have the side fan blowing right on them. if you wanted, you could replace the large side fan with four 120mm fans. there is also space to install an extra 120 mm on the top and bottom of the case. that would give you six total, and three would be big, quiet movers.

lian li's are really nice, but
September 23, 2008 2:24:32 PM

bohman said:
if you want lower noise, avoid smaller fans. that is one reason why the CM 932 is good, it has three large fans. in general, larger fans move more air than smaller ones and make less noise. bu yeah, the looks of the case are not for everyone. but it would fit your three cards, and it would have the side fan blowing right on them. if you wanted, you could replace the large side fan with four 120mm fans. there is also space to install an extra 120 mm on the top and bottom of the case. that would give you six total, and three would be big, quiet movers.

lian li's are really nice, but


But the lian li looks quite a bit bigger, so it would be able to fit even more fans.
September 23, 2008 4:37:17 PM

as johnnylucky pointed out above, the 932 can fit 10 fans without any modifications (other than getting additional 120mm fans and installing them).

to do that with the lian li, as chookman said, you would need to buy an extra top panel as well as an extra side panel, and then mod the side panel.
September 23, 2008 11:46:55 PM

bohman said:
as johnnylucky pointed out above, the 932 can fit 10 fans without any modifications (other than getting additional 120mm fans and installing them).

to do that with the lian li, as chookman said, you would need to buy an extra top panel as well as an extra side panel, and then mod the side panel.


10 fans AFTER the mobo GPUs etc are installed, ot just 10 can fit in the empty case?
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