hey there,everyone,I've got an Atntec SX1040IIB case in my current build (which is a bit cramped inside,and the filteration system SUCKS),and for my new build,I'm looking for a new case.
after searching and reading loads of articles about cases,I've set my eyes on the Antec 902.
I like it,because unlike my current case,it has a good dust fileration (which is critical for me) and good air flow design.
BUT from what I've gathered,there's a problem with the video cards I've mentioned...
does any of you have any experience with this case and this cards?
I'm really scratching my head,trying to understand why Antec didn't made it a bit longer...
trying to find a good case at a reasoneable price is quite a chor.
I believe its roughly the same size inside as my p182, my gtx260 fits just fine, the only issue is that you can't have any hard drives next to it. In the case of the 902 this means you would have to move the hdd cage lower. Shouldn't be an issue if you only have a few disks.
if you're no concerned with dust,the HAF932 is a popular choice,and there's the Cosmos as well...there's the Thermaltake Spedo,but from what I've read (at driverheaven.net),it's pricy and the assembly quality sucks.
there are a lot more,it all depends on price range and availability...
BTW,I've narrowed my cases search to the Antec 902 and the P182.
I'm not a big fan of LEDs but it's not that much of an annoiance.and about quietness,well,the PC will be in the living room,but my current case isn't so quiet as well...
I know that my rig will be quite hot...
so basically,I'm torn between the 2.
I would go with the Antec 902 over the P182. My Antec 1200 is in my living room as well and with all the fans at medium, it isn't very load and still keeps by system running very cool. I still would consider looking at the 1200, specially if you are wanting to add more than 3 hard drives. I could fit six in mine with no interference with my video cards.
Cooler Master Storm Sniper will fit your needs perfectly:
-Amazing air flow and lots of mesh
-Will fit GPUs up to 12" for future GPUs (GTX 295 and 4870x2, largest consumer GPUs are only 10.5")
-Very large mid-tower...actually might as well call it a full-tower.
terminus,where I live,the CM sniper costs more than the 902,and according to bit-tech.net,the 902 is a better choise than the sniper.
plus,all those ventilation mesh is not exactly friendly to the huge amount of dust in my house.