I everybody I have a Q6600 occ to 3.0 4 gb of ocz ram and a 8800gt 1 gb akimbo cooling but i have a creepy tower its a very small one and i need to change it but dont know what to buy can anyone tell me what to buy im loking for the best airflow and a budget of 90-140 dls
THX to all
Case selection is a very personal issue to most people.
My newest system is in an Antec 900 case.
Upside: excellent cooling.
Downside: practically every thing else.
No removeable motherboard tray
Adding/changing drives is a PITA
Poor cable management (at least, not without a lot of work)
No air filters (Not a real problem for me because the computer sits on a table)
I have a GA-EP35-DS3P with a Q6600/TRUE OC'd to 3.6 GHz. Under load (Prime95 X 4), core temps are about 61 C - 65 C with the case fans set to Low. Case fans set to Med or High do not improve cooling. That's good because with the fans set to High, it sounds like a freaking vacuum cleaner sitting on your desk.
OK, this case may only cost $50.00, but it it a VERY solid case, built very sturdy, it's "screwless" and the hard drive mounting makes it so that it's insanely easy to add/remove any hard drives. The "CPU Fan" is a great option and if you dont like it, you can remove the side bar that it attaches to. Only thing i found wrong is the sound cable didnt reach my MoBo, but that doesnt even matter...
For best airflow, it's going to be awfully tough to beat a Coolermaster RC690. You can put 8-9 fans in it, including an 80mm one under the mobo. I've got mine in the living room with four 120mm fans (1xtop, 1xside, 1xrear, 1xfront) and it is audible but unobtrusive; with the rear fan on 10v and the others on 8.5v (iirc).
Furthermore, with a down-facing 140mm fan, the PSU has its own airflow, pulling up from below the case and exhausting out the back (so don't put it directly on carpet).
Antec 300 is an amazing case. just picked one up on sale at frys for 35 dollars. given it's size and the fact that it supports 2 120mm fans up front, 1 in the back and side and has a fan up top it should stay pretty cool.
It was suppose to go to my cousin, now i'm debating about keep it.
+1 for CM 690. I just bought one about a month ago for my new build and love it. It was even bigger than I expected, and has great airflow. The toolless thing is pretty convenient, and so much ventilation you don't have to worry about the hot air getting trapped in there.
I also think it looks a lot better than the Antec 900.