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Need help deciding case

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January 19, 2012 5:02:07 AM

Hello I have all my stuff picked out but these new cases keep popping up and I need expericed opiions on this.
I am looking at getting either a:
Cooler Master Storm Trooper


Thermaltake Overseer RX-1

What I'm looking for is: good fan air travel, keeps system at good tempeture, spacious I have an Asus 6970 DCII video card its huge I want them to fit and removable dust filters (although I could just add some myself).

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January 19, 2012 9:30:58 AM

Cooler Master Storm Trooper

January 19, 2012 9:42:37 AM

nice case. personally i went for antec 300 (psu at bottem so pulls heat just from graphics card

then 1 fan on top, 1 on back and 2 intake in front

the front panel has very simple clips that you press with side of case off (thumb screws to open it)

then it is removed easily)

if thats your budget would recomend antec 1200 though (3 intake fans onfront,1 on top and 2 on back)
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January 19, 2012 9:52:39 AM

Unless your putting some kind of monster build in here.....seriously don't waste so much of your budget on the case......

A cheaper mid-tower ATX case would be more than suitable and would likely leave you enough spare ££/$$ to upgrade your GPU or add an SSD/get bigger SSD.

What is the rest of the build out of interest?

January 19, 2012 11:07:30 AM

mobo: Asus ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z

Cpu: Intel i5 2500k I Have this already this 70 bucks cheaper($162 w/tax ,new Costa Rica batch

Gpu: Asus 6970 EAHDCII / MSI gfx560ti Hawk (I already have these too one from previous build and the other from buddy. They work fine I tested them)

Psu: SeaSonic X750w gold

Ram: G.Skills Ripjaws X 8gb(2x4gb)

SSD(boot drive):Intel 320 80gb

HDD: Samsung Spinoint F3 1tb

Fan:CM Hyper 212+

Display:Asus 12.5 VH226H

32inch lcd tv Symphonica

Optoma TH1020 1080P 1920x1080

Already have lcd tv and projector.

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January 19, 2012 11:20:20 AM

I think this is the first build I think I've seen on TOMs where someone is actually buying an E-ATX motherboard to use with a FULL TOWER case :)  Congratulations :)  My vote is for the Storm Trooper between the two options.

You should MAYBE *depending how much effort is involved* consider selling the 6970 and 560Ti and grabbing a new 7970?

New 6970: $380
New 560Ti: $270
Total: $650
New 7970: $550
January 29, 2012 11:19:00 AM

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January 29, 2012 11:42:32 AM

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