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January 7, 2010 8:01:36 PM

Looking for a good case with great air flow for overclocking :D  will not be using water cooling.
About 300$ for the case :)  also which heat sink for cpu ?

Computer:
eVGA X58 SLI LE
i7-920
GTX 275 SLi

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a c 77 ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
January 7, 2010 10:48:36 PM

Case:
  • Antec 1200 or HAF 932 are good choices for full towers.
  • Antec 902 or HAF 922 are good choices for mid towers.

    HSF: Great HSF's for the Price... IMO
  • Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V
  • Cogage TRUE Spirit, with Thermalright TRUE Mounting Bracket (Don't like Push-Pins that come with it :D  )
    a b ) Power supply
    a b K Overclocking
    January 8, 2010 12:05:39 AM

    I personally prefer the HAF 932 or 922 over Antec 1200 or 902 for cable management features as well as superior design.

    However I would have to recommend a K62 by Lancool.
    Great cooling, far better design, and really aesthetically pleasing.
    If your seriously about spending $300+ you can get the Coolermaster Cosmos 1000.


    For heat sink on an i7... Dark knight will do fine, or a core contact freezer (will require a bracket to be purchased separately.
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    January 8, 2010 11:41:08 AM

    +1 for the HAF 932/922!!!!!!
    a b ) Power supply
    a b K Overclocking
    January 8, 2010 8:05:54 PM

    I wouldn't recommend the Hyper 212 over the Sunbeam Core-contact freezer or the Xigmatek Dark Knight as both of those products keep temperatures much lower.

    Lancool k62 is a subsidiary of Lian Li who makes some really really good high end cases. A lot of Lian li features go into the Lancool k62.

    Both the HAF 922, and HAF 932 are great cases as well. In particular the HAF 922 for offering so much room compared to other mid tower cases.

    HAF 922 dimensions:
    22.20" x 10.00" x 19.70"

    HAF 932 dimensions:
    22.70" x 9.00" x 21.50"

    Of course the HAF 932 has 3x 230mm fans/1 140mm fan, while the HAF 922 has 2x 200mm fans/1 120mm fan, as well as other features.
    January 8, 2010 9:43:21 PM

    Thank you all :)  ill choose haf 922 because i like midi tower better then maxitower.

    as for heatsink i chose xigmatek :) 
    January 12, 2010 5:22:56 AM

    A little late but if you went full tower I would go with Corsair 800D because of cable management, organization and airflow even aesthetics.
    a b ) Power supply
    January 12, 2010 5:25:54 AM

    Full tower: CM Storm or Lian Li.
    Mid Tower: HAF922.

    Cooler: Thermalright True Black or Thermalright Ultra 120.
    a b ) Power supply
    a b K Overclocking
    January 12, 2010 6:16:42 AM

    AMD_Phenom_965 said:
    A little late but if you went full tower I would go with Corsair 800D because of cable management, organization and airflow even aesthetics.


    And spent $260+? Compared to the HAF 922 at around $100?

    I'd rather go with a Lian Li case at the price or higher. Lighter, better quality, and they know they're stuff.

    Maybe the PC-V2010
    Or the PC-A77
    !