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New i7 build with 10.5 graphics card need help

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October 12, 2009 10:17:36 PM

Building a new system guys with an i7 920 cpu asus atx board and 3 hdd's and an 10.5 inch graphics card and i need help finding a case as cheap as possible that will hold it all. as all my budget is going on the internal components have around £50 left to spend has anyone got any ideas i dont need a psu as i already am hoping to get an ezcool 700watt psu from ebuyer. thanks guys

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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2009 11:16:27 PM

I would not get a bargain basement PSU. Bad power will make for a flaky frustrating system.
http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/112893-who-makes...
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cf...
http://www.reevoo.com/reviews/mpn/ezcool/ezcool550wpsu#...


As far as cases go - this is an Antec 200 which should hold a 10.5 inch GPU, but it will cost you a drive bay (but it has 6). With that many HDDs you may want to add an optional front 120mm fan or two for cooling them.
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjEyMQ==

If you go for really cheap cases you will get bad airflow and possibly heat problems. Hot hard drives dont last as long as if they are kept cool.
a c 256 U Graphics card
October 12, 2009 11:44:36 PM

harrypot said:
Building a new system guys with an i7 920 cpu asus atx board and 3 hdd's and an 10.5 inch graphics card and i need help finding a case as cheap as possible that will hold it all. as all my budget is going on the internal components have around £50 left to spend has anyone got any ideas i dont need a psu as i already am hoping to get an ezcool 700watt psu from ebuyer. thanks guys



Yeah dont go with a cheap PSU. Get something like the Corsair 550 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( I know you cant buy from here ) The 650 is on sale for the same price too at least from Newegg.
That set up should fit in any mid-sized or full tower ATX case. Look for one that is well ventilated if you plan to overclock. I dont really know whats a good real cheap brand to recommend.
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October 13, 2009 3:22:05 PM

i have a thermaltake m9 case at the moment which is too small to hold 10.5 inch card with hdd in and it is supposed to be able to. thanks for psu reccomendation i will a look at it.
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2009 5:25:43 PM

Doesnt that thermaltake let you move the drive bay so its not in the way of the graphics card? Put the 3x3.5inch bay at the top instead of the bottom, or get a 5.25 to 3.5 converter and move one drive up into the upper bays. Dont buy a new case if its not necessary.

I looked at the thermaltake site and they show moving the drive bay/fan up all the way to the top if you want.
October 15, 2009 4:29:03 PM

i haver moved the drive bay, which does not hold 3 hard drives like it says if you use the 32mb cache drives which seem thicker as high as it goes i have a geforce 9800gt at the moment fits only with 2mm to spare very very tight fit want something with a bit more room.
October 15, 2009 4:45:28 PM

I got a cooler master case from buy.com for $2.99 w/free shipping. It was on sale and I got a $30 credit for getting their credit card.

Newegg has it for about $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's surprisingly good and roomy for the price. No airflow problems. I fit a 4870 card in it with a few inches to spare.
October 16, 2009 9:00:19 PM

cheers kidhorn do they sell those in the uk if so do you know the model number
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