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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat full tower case do you reccomend Forumreccomend high end case ForumA nice £1000 system, what would you reccomend ? ForumReccomend an HTPC Case ForumWhat PSU do you Reccomend ? ForumReccomend a Sound Card for Gamer/Recording ForumReccomend me good budget card? ForumPlease reccomend me some good parts ForumWhich card would YOU reccomend ? ForumWhat online shop do you reccomend ? ForumReccomend a CPU cooler ForumPSU for SLI 570? Plz Reccomend me one.. ForumReccomend a good PSU ForumReccomend a psu for GTX 460s in sli ForumCould anyone reccomend a card for my rig? ForumReccomend me a gaming laptop! ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumComputer case? Forum[Solved] Name that Case + few uber-noob questions ForumLooking for a high quality discreet looking mATX case More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !