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January 28, 2012 12:57:07 PM


Recently got Gigabyte mobo GA-890FXA-UD7 and Phenom II 1100T BE, and understood that my new mobo doesn't fit in my old case because of new gigabyte form factor XL-ATX. As I understand HAF-X is probably the best choice in price group under 200$. The question is maybe I can get something cheaper? I don't play games too much and I wouldn't go for crossfire I'll probably will use only one graphics card, may be two but not more certain (well if someone would ask why I ended up with such mobo then, answer is simple, got it as a present from friend), I also intend to OC 1100T probably somewhere about 4000-4100 Mhz and place Noctua NH-D14 cooler. I also don't need case to have some beautiful forms transparent lids and many led accessories shinning (cause nobody will see it :)  ) all I need is good airflow and robust case. I found in our markets (in Europe) such case as Antec VSK 1000-EU for approximately 65-70$ , it has 8 expansion slots so as I understand it must fit my XL-ATX mobo, does anybody knows is it worth it or still I should go for HAF-X or maybe there are other good and cheap cases?

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January 28, 2012 3:49:10 PM

sosofm said:
The case are from Newegg but try to find them in in your country. All these support xl-atx mobos.
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower :
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper :
Antec VSK-1000 is not for XL-ATX mobo , support just Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX

But wasn't the 8 slot cases supposed to fit XL-ATX mobos or I misunderstood something?
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February 2, 2012 9:57:25 AM

After some research brought COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper, as for me really good case for the price. Thanks alot for advice !!!