I'm needing to replace my current case due to lack of space for bigger Video Cards and some minor damage that the case got from being knocked off my desk. I'm have been looking at three cases from Newegg.com. Those cases are by Xigmatek, Enermax and NZXT. Hext are the links to those cases I wer looking at. Xigmatek Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Emermax Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... NZXt case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Those are the case that are in my price range. The Xigmatek case I was gonna add an Xigmatek 140MM fan to the side panel for the time being for better cooling. So out of these three cases which one one would be better for cooling. I due play alot of FPS games and due some overclocking on my Video Card and CPU. Also I would perfer to have enough space for the new GTX 300 series Video Cards when Nvidia releases them. Any and all info will be helpfull. Also you may half to copy and past the links for the cases from Newegg.com Thanks.
Of the 3 you listed - in order:
1. Xigmatek MIDGARD - side installed HDDs don't protrude into the area where video cards are installed.
2. NZXT TEMPEST HDDs point back into the video card area but the case is a bit longer at 22".
3. Did not see any Enermax case I would recommend.
Another case to consider with the best clearance for long video cards and in your price range. COOLER MASTER RC-690 $70
It has side mounting HDDs and 12.3" (314mm) of clearance for long video cards. HD 5870 is 11.1" long.
why dont u go with a full tower case..IN WIN maelstrom for example (ignore the look) space and air flow are huge in this case...actually am confused between the Maelstrom full tower and the HAF 922 midtower and am searchin for a case that can handle 2 GTX 295