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January 16, 2010 3:45:49 PM

Right now i've got the Antec NSK 6580B case.. and i love the black, simple and discreet design..

i need a case big enough for 11"/28 cm graphics cards.. i'm gonna buy a Radeon HD 5870.. maybe two..

any tips on something simple?.. the cases i've seen so far have been very flashy and ugly..

thanks a bunch :) 

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January 16, 2010 3:54:43 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

We need know all the speficications of your rig for a better reply and advice.
January 16, 2010 4:10:13 PM

*facepalm*

D'OH!

INTEL Core i7-860 2860MHz LGA1156 8M CPU

ASUS P7P55D PRO Socket1156 DDR3 ATX Motherboard

4 x KINGSTON 2GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 RAM

CoolerMaster M1000 1KW PSU

GeForce 8400 GS (i ordered a GTX295.. but i'm canceling the order since it's over a month since i ordered it and they keep pushing the date)

Antec NSK 6580B Case

2 x SEAGATE Barracuda7200.11 1,5TB HDD SATA

1 x 1 TB disk, i can't remember the info on

1 x 750 GB disk, i can't remember the info on

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit OS
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January 16, 2010 4:21:35 PM

IMO you need a full tower case, with a good airflow, so, 3 or more fans are necessary.

THIS, THIS and THIS are good options for your rig.
January 16, 2010 4:31:26 PM

can you find a case without the fugly lights?.. i hate cases that look like a mix between Red Light District and a techno festival..

... Something like this

but does it have enough room for a pair of 11" cards?
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January 16, 2010 8:28:20 PM

THIS is like the case that you said. Is a full tower, so, have enough space for the 2x5870, BUT also have a fan with LED.

I think that the most of the good full tower case have LEDs on her fans, so, in your case, i buy the Thermaltake Speedo, or the Antec Twelve Hundred
January 16, 2010 8:49:35 PM

Most decent cases do have LED lights on their fans, but you can always replace the fans yourself.
If that's too much trouble for you and you have some cash laying around, go for a Lian-Li or Silverstone case like this:

LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EDIT: Since it's out of stock, you might want to look at this Cooler Master instead:

COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a huge case with great airflow, and a bit less expensive too.
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January 16, 2010 8:55:13 PM

Wirenfeldt said:
can you find a case without the fugly lights?.. i


Lights have switches and can be turned off. With customers wanting one or the other it's simply cheaper to make em w/ lights and have a switch then to stick 2 different kinds.

Antec 1200 / CP-850 pairing provides unmatched Performance / Cost ratio for $250. You can turn off the lights if ya don't like....son and I use same case ..... he likes it blingy w/ lights on./....I prefer the more sedate look and turn lights off.

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

The same PSU fits these:

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



a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 9:03:12 PM

I would go with one of the ones saint19 recommended, but if you want to spend around the vicinity of $300 you could always go for a Silverstone or a Lian-Li, though IMO for the extra money I'm paying I'd rather live with the clored fan.
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January 16, 2010 9:39:35 PM

The Antec P193 linked above should be a great fit for you needs and taste.

A less expensive option is this one:

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The latter has plenty of room and good circulation with two large side fans. Note that you can turn off the blue lights on the side fans.

Both are fairly large so you should look at them in person to make sure they fit your needs. The Xclio is a large monolithic case.
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January 17, 2010 5:34:27 PM

^Yea good, but only have 1 fan, and he want install 2x5870.
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January 17, 2010 6:30:55 PM

saint19 said:
^Yea good, but only have 1 fan, and he want install 2x5870.


Yate loon fans cost about $5 apiece; add two to the front.
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