I'm considering upgrading from my ATI 4870 to a GTX 280, hoping to survive (i.e. eliminate) the next round of graphics card upgrade. Problem is I have an Antec Solo case and with room for 10.25", the GTX 280 will not fit, and I refuse to dremel a new case.
Is there any suggestions out there for a mid-tower case with front and rear 120mm fans, and possibly with inline HDD cage? I don't need a PSU as I already have a Corsair 620HX which I'm happy with. I dislike having to sell my case just for a graphics card, but I'm thinking graphics cards aren't likely to be shorter than 10.5" in the near future.
I have this silverstone case and love it. Toms has used this in several of its test setups. If you are into water cooling this case has several options. It is a rather large case, about the same size as the cozmos just slightly smaller. It has more than enough room to fit anything that you could ever want.
I was just joking btw, although I do the have cosmos and it is a GREAT case (not really that flashy... just HUGE!. but if you want a great case for a great price. here is a case maximum pc said was their favorite in the latest issue (so it must be good). the price aint too bad either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sleek looking, good cable management, 288mm of room for PCI-Express graphics cards and apparently good reviews. Plus I live near MWave.com and can do a will-call to pick it up and save $20 of shipping if I ordered from Newegg!
I'm wondering if future graphics cards are all going to > 10.5" in length? If that's going to be the trend, it's best I get a larger case anyway. Looks like I'll be putting my 4870 up on eBay.
Thanks for your suggestions, the CF HAF looks nice too.