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October 30, 2009 10:02:13 PM

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.

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October 30, 2009 10:35:53 PM

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.
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October 30, 2009 10:41:35 PM

Forgetfull said:
The Xigmatek case I was gonna add an Xigmatek 140MM fan to the side panel for the time being for better cooling.
The side panel fan will prevent you from using the better 120mm fan CPU coolers. Use one of the top case fan positions instead. Actually, you shouldnt need any additional fans starting out.
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October 30, 2009 11:30:04 PM

The Enermax Case is the Staray Case and the NZXT case is the Beta Evo Classic Series. Sorry for not being percise on the cases.
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October 31, 2009 12:02:50 AM

ENERMAX Staray 17.72" long fits 9.5" cards only


NZXT BETA EVO 20.55" long fits 10.5" video cards.
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October 31, 2009 12:12:49 AM


NZXT BETA EVO with 10.5" video card - doesnt look like room for long cards.

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October 31, 2009 12:31:30 AM

So in your opinion the Xigmatek would be the best one right or not.
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October 31, 2009 12:41:27 AM

1. COOLER MASTER RC-690 will fit 12.3" video card
2. Xigmatek MIDGARD ?? might not fit 11.1" video card
3. NZXT BETA EVO
4. ENERMAX Staray

Xigmatek MIDGARD with 10.5" video card
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October 31, 2009 1:16:45 AM

Ok. Thanks 4 the info.
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October 31, 2009 1:28:12 AM

Want to look in higher price ranges?
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October 31, 2009 1:29:47 AM

I want to also ask about the Cooler Master Storm Scout and the Haf 922. Are those also good case to go with from them or not.
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October 31, 2009 1:38:08 AM

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout will do 10.5" video cards.
Haf 922 is good to go with longer cards.
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October 31, 2009 1:40:03 AM

Haf 922 with 10.5" GTX 295
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October 31, 2009 2:03:11 AM

SO the HAF 922 or the RC-690 are my best choices.
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October 31, 2009 2:25:09 AM

What are the chances the GTX 3xx will come in around 10.5" like the GTX 295 and GTX 285? Lots more case choices if they can.
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October 31, 2009 2:28:37 AM

So just choice the one I may like and see what happens.
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November 29, 2009 6:36:51 PM

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
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