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[Need Advice] Build Complete - All But My Case...HELP!!!

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January 12, 2010 11:53:35 PM

I have nailed down all of my components for my new i5 750 gaming rig. I just cannot decide on my case. Here is what I'm down to...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Please help me decide between these 3 great cases!!!


Thanks!

- manooly
January 13, 2010 1:06:42 AM

I looked, It seems your looking for a case with a window ? Good luck they all look good.
Cooler Master released a new model, bunch of hardware sites did reviews on it this week.
I liked this video review done here.
I'm going to keep this case in mind myself, no window as of now.
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
http://www.*****/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/27448-cooler-master-690-ii-advanced-video-review.html
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January 13, 2010 1:43:42 AM

If you have narrowed it down to these three, then I assume all are within your price range. Which leaves aesthetic appeal (art is in the eye of the beholder) and functionality. One of the major considerations is what guts you’re putting into the case.

What I mean by this is, have you thought about the length of you video card and the height of you CPU cooler (assuming you are using after market)?
-Lian Li measures (L x W x H): 19.6” x 8.4” x 19.5”
-Cooler Master (L x W x H): 22.3” x 10” x 21.7”
-NZXT (L x W x H): 20.8” x 7.72 x 18.9”

Obvious the NZXT is the narrowest which may be a concern if you have a high aftermarket CPU, especially since it has a side mounted fan on the window. I think any of them should fit even the longest video card.

Not sure if you will be moving your rig around much but I believe the NZXT is the lightest of the three, followed by Lian Li and then Cooler Master. They range from 15-25 lbs.

Also, it appears that the front end port vary quite a bit between the models.

Lastly, if you are planning on hiding wires you might want to read up on the customer reviews and see what people have to say about the spacing.
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