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May 6, 2011 8:29:50 AM

I've been racking my brain over which case would suit my needs best. Its for a gaming build and airflow is essential. I've been looking at the Antec Nine Hundred Two V3, LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63, and the COOLER MASTER HAF 922. Preferably, I want a mid size case with usb 3.0 on the front panal, great airflow, great cable management, easy to clean air filters, and above all easy to work with. A buddy of mine has the Antec 902 and he says trying to swap out/work with his hard drives are a real pain and its not worth getting. Another problem with a lot of other cases I've been looking at is that I plan to fit two Radeon HD 6950 GPU in the mobo. Its hard to find an exact length of these but I believe they are 10.8 inches each. Also, I'm a sucker for the fancy blue LED's and a clear window. Do you guys have any recommendations on a great case that will fit these GPU's without having to remove any drive bays? I have a budget of about 150, and if you know of any cases other than the ones I listed, please let me know!

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: If removing some drive bays will give space for the GPU, then its fine. I have two HDD that will go in the machine now and later on I will put in a SSD.

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a b ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 8:53:47 AM

lianli i think you might have to sacrifice a hdd mount.
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May 6, 2011 9:01:54 AM

Well that sucks, although I could get by with two hdd in the machine.
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a b ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 9:08:03 AM

the cooler master 922 you have a maximum length of 31cm of gpu space.
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May 6, 2011 9:10:19 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
Maximum video card size: 16"/406mm
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245777
antec

I've seen that for most of the cases I've looked at, I'm just not sure how many mounts I would need to remove, or if the GPU would get in the way of the front fans.
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a b ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 9:14:43 AM

in another website i get the maximum gpu length of antec to be 26cm.
For me however i think only lian li might not fit.
The reference card is 31cm.Not sure about what the other manufacturers cards.
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a b ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 9:16:06 AM

I dont have the cases.I just been searching up sites.
You could post antec or lian li an email to confirm this for you or wait for the other members.
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a b ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 9:17:03 AM

My only guess is that only the Lian li you might need to lose a hdd mount.
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May 6, 2011 4:23:53 PM

Check out the Corsair 650D. If money is no object then get the Corsair 800D. Defintely plenty of room in it.
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May 6, 2011 7:33:48 PM

Wow I really like that 650D, I can't seem to find how large the internal length is though. Any ideas?
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a c 91 ) Power supply
May 6, 2011 7:46:53 PM

breadhammer said:
Wow I really like that 650D, I can't seem to find how large the internal length is though. Any ideas?


It'll easily fit a 6950.. But isn't it over your budget..!! In case you are little flexible with the budget and are comfortable enough to extend it upto 200$ then you get few more options namely Silverstone Raven RV03, Lian Li PC A70f and the CoolerMaster HAF-X..
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May 6, 2011 7:47:54 PM

Never mind, I found it and my gpu fits, so I just bought it :) 
Thanks for all the help guys, and zulfadhli, thanks for answering my thread so fast!

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May 6, 2011 7:59:29 PM

Emperus said:
It'll easily fit a 6950.. But isn't it over your budget..!! In case you are little flexible with the budget and are comfortable enough to extend it upto 200$ then you get few more options namely Silverstone Raven RV03, Lian Li PC A70f and the CoolerMaster HAF-X..


I almost like the Silverstone better, except that from what I read the internal length with out moving any HDD support is 10 inches, about an inch shorter than what I want.
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May 6, 2011 8:00:46 PM

Best answer selected by BreadHammer.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
May 7, 2011 4:39:30 AM

breadhammer said:
I almost like the Silverstone better, except that from what I read the internal length with out moving any HDD support is 10 inches, about an inch shorter than what I want.


Talking about the RV02..!! It has a 304mm clearance for video card.. In other words, cards upto 12" long can easily be fit.. The RV03 can fit longer cards..
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