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May 3, 2012 4:39:09 PM

Hi everyone, I'm building a gaming PC and I'm almost done, the final stop is to pick a case, and having never custom built a PC I really don't know whether all this stuff will fit in these cases.
I had a couple in mind, but I'm really, really open to suggestions and would just love some.

The PC parts are:

Intel Core i5 3570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD
Gigabyte GTX680 2GB
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P

The cases I was looking at are:

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Case - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Antec Eleven Hundred Black Gaming Case - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

I really, REALLY liked this Lian Li one below, but I read a review somewhere that newer motherboards like mine, don't fit? Absolutely heart breaking because it seemed like such a great case T.T
Lian Li Lancool First Knight PC-K63 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


I'm really hoping to have a decent sized window to show off my new rig, and preferably at least one USB 3.0 port at the front.
The issue I had was when the guy at MSY told me that it would be difficult to install a GTX680 in an Antex 902, I won't be doing the actual building myself and obviously need all the parts to fit, is there something I should be looking for, or how do I tell if there will be enough room for the cables coming from the PGU?

This one - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... - was recommended by the guy at MSY, but I really would rather it have a window..

Sorry to rattle on a bit, but I'm starting to stress about getting a case that will fit all of this stuff :/ 
My budget is around $150, less would be better.
Any help or advice would be great thanks!
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
May 3, 2012 5:17:59 PM

How about the Lian Li PC K62 or CM 690 II Advanced?
Not sure if it will fit a Z77 Mobo.
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May 3, 2012 6:53:35 PM

I have a CM 690 II Advanced. It's simple awesome
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May 3, 2012 7:29:44 PM

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... I really, REALLY liked this Lian Li one below, but I read a review somewhere that newer motherboards like mine, don't fit? ...

Do you have a link to that review?

Standard ATX Form Factor is 12.0-in × 9.6-in (30.5 cm × 24.4 cm).

The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is a slightly smaller than ATX Form Factor (i.e. 12.0-in x 8.6-in or 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm) motherboard.

So how does that not fit into the Lancool First Knight PC-K63 (Motherboard Form Factor Support: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX)?

LanCool's website states that the Maximum Video Card Length supported is 285 mm. You can fit a 415 mm length card with one of the HDD cages removed.

The GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD has a length of 285 mm. The GIGABYTE GV-N680D5-2GD-B has a length of 275 mm. Both cards will fit into the Lancool First Knight PC-K63.
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May 4, 2012 2:15:00 AM

vitornob said:
I have a CM 690 II Advanced. It's simple awesome


How long have you had the 690 II Vitor? Is dust an issue, or likely to become one?

Thanks to everyone for their replies, and I've now included Lian Li PC K62 as CM 690 II Advanced as candidates.

ko888 I'll dig that review up now :) 
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May 4, 2012 2:20:19 AM

ko888 said:
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... I really, REALLY liked this Lian Li one below, but I read a review somewhere that newer motherboards like mine, don't fit? ...

Do you have a link to that review?

Standard ATX Form Factor is 12.0-in × 9.6-in (30.5 cm × 24.4 cm).

The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is a slightly smaller than ATX Form Factor (i.e. 12.0-in x 8.6-in or 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm) motherboard.

So how does that not fit into the Lancool First Knight PC-K63 (Motherboard Form Factor Support: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX)?

LanCool's website states that the Maximum Video Card Length supported is 285 mm. You can fit a 415 mm length card with one of the HDD cages removed.

The GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD has a length of 285 mm. The GIGABYTE GV-N680D5-2GD-B has a length of 275 mm. Both cards will fit into the Lancool First Knight PC-K63.


http://www.overclockers.com/lancool-knight-k63/

Here's the link, and woohoo! I think I may have misunderstood! The reviewer has stated "The first thing that I noticed is that they really mean this case will only fit ATX or smaller form factor.", so is that to say that my ASRock Z77 will fit in fine?
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May 4, 2012 4:06:39 AM

Harvest Loon said:
http://www.overclockers.com/lancool-knight-k63/

Here's the link, and woohoo! I think I may have misunderstood! The reviewer has stated "The first thing that I noticed is that they really mean this case will only fit ATX or smaller form factor.", so is that to say that my ASRock Z77 will fit in fine?

Yes, it will fit just fine.
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May 4, 2012 5:37:52 AM

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