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Looking for E-ATX cases with excellent air cooling

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November 10, 2009 7:40:41 PM

I am looking to buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and I'm looking for a good case to store it in. I plan on overclocking my cpu and possibly gpu/ram but I don't have the experience/$$ with/for water cooling so I plan on just using air to cool the system for now. I would just like suggestions on possible cases I can use.


I've looked at:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Aluminum-Tower-Blac...
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-High-Tower-Black/dp...
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC800DW-Obsidian-Aluminum...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of them look nice but I'm not sure how they perform as compared to each other.
Thanks for the help.
November 10, 2009 8:10:47 PM

Check out the Antec 1200, you can also view a video on youtube if you put that into the search bar. Have a great build and a great time with it.
November 10, 2009 8:14:56 PM

janxta said:
Check out the Antec 1200, you can also view a video on youtube if you put that into the search bar. Have a great build and a great time with it.


It was also on my list until I saw on its specs that it doesn't fit e-atx. Not from the size of the case it looks like, but from the lake of standoff hole locations.

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November 10, 2009 8:32:51 PM

Silverstone Raven RV01 but she is an acquired taste as we all know
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November 10, 2009 9:04:53 PM

jaieni - Hmmmm.....You're right. No mention of the Antec Twelve Hundred being able to accomodate an e-atx motherboard. That's odd.
November 10, 2009 10:04:18 PM

Go to youttube and view Gaming Rig X58 i7 920 GTX 285. Same MB as mentioned above. EVGA X58 4-way SLI requires 10 expansion slots. The MB mentioned above only requires 7. Antec 1200 has no problem with stand offs, thank you.
November 10, 2009 10:30:55 PM

janxta said:
Go to youttube and view Gaming Rig X58 i7 920 GTX 285. Same MB as mentioned above. EVGA X58 4-way SLI requires 10 expansion slots. The MB mentioned above only requires 7. Antec 1200 has no problem with stand offs, thank you.



So the screw/standoff holes on the classified are the same as an atx board, there's no extra ones? That's good to know cause that'll open up some more choices for a case.

The 1200 does look pretty nice.
a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2009 10:36:15 PM

I vote for the HAF 932. It's a great case.

PS: That motherboard is WAY overkill for 90-95% of the people.
November 20, 2009 10:57:56 PM

Thanks for the replies, I think I'll go with the Corsair case. Now just to wait to see if there will be some black friday deals for it.
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