What case would you reccomend? Tags: Power Supplies Cases Components Last response: April 29, 2010 12:10 PM in Components Share tom thumb April 29, 2010 2:25:05 AM I'm building a new system, the priorities are firstly noise reduction, second performance, third price. The system will include: ->Standard ATX mobo & psu. ->2 of these fanless video cards: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 10.2" long with at least 1.5" to spare. ->Basic water cooling setup for the cpu ->3 hard drives: 2 SSDs & 1 Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm disk drive. Additional requirements: -> The case cannot be a full tower due to space restrictions -> There must be a clear path for air currents from the front of the case and across the 2 fanless cards. Case "Preferences": -> Able to mount a side fan -> PSU on bottom -> Power & USB ports @ top I don't care about things like transparent sides, led color or external design. Here are the 2 cases I am considering: Antec 300: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Cooler Master 690 II: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... So, my questions are: 1) Is the Antec 300 large enough to accommodate my system. If not, would it be able to if the water cooling was replaced with this 155mm tall cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... 2) Same question for the CM 690II 3) Does it matter where I stick the SSDs? If they use so little power and have no moving parts, then does it matter if I don't give them little or no air flow? 4) A seagate disk drive spinning @ 7200 does, so its different in that sense. Same question, does it need "significant" airflow? 5) For either case I am considering, is it possible to remove either the top or bottom drive cages such that there is more room? If not, then do you know of a case that allows this? 6) For either case I am considering, is it possible to reposition the intake fan(s) from the lower part to the upper part, while moving the dvd/bluray drive to the bottom? 7) Ignoring the 2 cases I am considering, what would your recommendation be for this setup? I'll take any help I can get, so if you can only answer some of these questions, or none but you have personal experience, please share. Thanks in advance! More about : case reccomend ulysses35 a b ) Power supply April 29, 2010 12:10:00 PM Antec 902 would suit your needs very well m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What full tower case do you reccomend Forum SolvedReccomend me a case? Forum SolvedCan you reccomend a case like this? Forum SolvedCould you reccomend a good budget case? Forum SolvedWhat would you reccomend? Forum SolvedWhat would you reccomend? Forum SolvedWhat do you reccomend I change? Forum What GPU would you reccomend as minimum for main monitor gaming and two seperate monitors? Forum SolvedWhat PSU do you Reccomend? Forum SolvedLow FPS in games whats the bottle neck and what do you reccomend? Forum Budget integrated i5 build- reccomend case + opinions? Forum What psu do you reccomend? Forum Reccomend an HTPC Case Forum What gaming monitor would you reccomend? Forum Reccomend me cases at or below £65/$100 Forum A nice £1000 system, what would you reccomend? Forum reccomend high end case Forum What PSU do you Reccomend? Forum What online shop do you reccomend? Forum What do you reccomend for an HD2600XT 512mb GDDR3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !