Need some help on a new case/mobo.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next month or when I find the parts need for good price.(whichever comes first.)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: It's going to replace my main rig, I use it for everything but Burning.(and it's the odd game.)

-Adobe Master CS4
-50 Old games (2GHZ/512-1024MB/128MB vid) takes up more space then anything else.
-Video editing (i just dabble in it for fun.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Now this is a tricky one, if i can get a MB with what i need and can use my old parts then great if not then so be it.

-8Gx4 Patriot Viper DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz 5-5-5-15

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250G (x12, i must use 9 at least)

-Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition ADX6400IAA6CZ (AM2)

-Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1G DDR2 GV-N94TOC-1GH (i know it's crap for games, but it was $20 NIB.)

-Sigma Monster SP-1000C


-One Highpoint Rocketraid 2300

-One Highpoint Rocketraid 2310

-x3 Thermaltake iCage 3 5.25-to-3 3.5.


PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI/NVIDIA, AMD/INTEL, ASUS, Tyan, Supermirco, or any others that are just as good or better. Seagate HDD with the 5 years.(or better, i dislike the WD.)

basically good quality parts, garbage will not do.(unless it's dirt cheap then i will try it.)

OVERCLOCKING: If the board will support it then, yes. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: same thing.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Depends on the LCD/video.


i need a case that has 11 or better 5.25 bays and 2 or better 3.5 internal. Full tower is preferred but if it's meets my needs then i don't care.

thank you for the help.

P.S i think i covered everything.
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    Antec 1200 or CoolerMaster HAF 932 would be my top two choices. Do you really need to keep using 12 250GB hard drives? Even if you went to RAID arrays with 1TB drives, you'd only need 1/4 of the drives. You'd get better performance, and probably save a fair amount on your power bill if you keep your rig powered up all the time.
  2. ^ yeah i know, but i got them for a stupid cheap price 150 or 200 for all, I forget.

    i do keep my rig working 24/7 and my power bill is not bad even during the winter, i fact it's saves me some money in the winter time.

    thanks for the suggestion, i will take a look at the cases. however i don't think they fit the bill.
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