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Case suggestion for GTX 280?

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October 18, 2008 9:12:16 PM

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.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks all.
October 18, 2008 9:30:08 PM

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000, THE LATEST IN CASE ENGINEERING/DESIGN/BUILDING/MASTER/CRAFTMANSHIPMANSHIP.ALL OTHER CASES BOW BEFORE THE COOLER MASTER. ACCEPT OBSOLETION OR BE CRUSHED... MSRP $189.99 :D 
October 18, 2008 9:40:31 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, but it looks too flashy, between the silver on top, the shower rail type handles and clear side. Just plain black would be good enough for me.
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October 18, 2008 9:47:11 PM

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 18, 2008 10:06:29 PM

P900 would do you good, or the twelve, but I went the extra mile and got a Thermaltake Aromor Fulltower.

Water cooling 3 280s and 6 Hard drives (well now just 3 cuz they created heat and blocked off some air flow).

October 18, 2008 11:01:07 PM
October 18, 2008 11:11:28 PM

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...
October 18, 2008 11:24:10 PM

I may run with this, the Lian-Li K7B:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec_v2.asp?scriteria=BA24918

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.
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