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July 6, 2012 10:57:57 PM

Hello,

I have purchased the antec one gaming series case before i bought the rest of my parts thinking it would be perfect.

I will be purchasing a asus sabertooth Z77 and a 3570k with a coolermaster 212 evo and a antec hcg 620 modular PS.

I have a few questions, first will an asus gtx 670 top fit into this case? the case says 10.5 and i measured 11 and the card is 10.7 so i am really unsure about if it will fit in the case and if it does fit will it block the airflow from the front fan.

I was originally looking at getting a gtx660 but i am getting impatient, so i am wondering if it would be a better idea to get the antec elevenhundred and the gtx670 since that case looks like it has better airflow or should i just wait and buy the gtx 660?

Thanks,

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July 10, 2012 2:11:40 AM

Hi was on the forums with a question of my own and seen yours. I recently bought 2 antec 1100 cases, as far as air flows goes its a really great case lots of room and plenty of fan mounting options. It you do decide to go with this case just keep in mind thats its a super mid meaning is almost as big as a full tower.
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July 10, 2012 2:40:57 AM

If this is your case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
...I have the same one for a build I am doing. The card will fit if it is less than your 11" measurement obviously, and if the PCIe power connectors are on the top rather than the end you will be fine. My Antec Gaming One case didn't come with a front fan; just a rear. But I added a front fan and the air flow is fine even with the long HD 6950 I added: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005X64QAG/ref=oh_deta...
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July 10, 2012 5:14:49 AM

That is awesome thanks for the replys i have been wondering since i already have the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and i really wanted a 670 but i was originally waiting for the 660 since that is a much better price point.

clutchc-what kind of cpu cooler are you using and did you put a fan in the side panel?

Thanks
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July 10, 2012 5:38:12 AM

You don't need a fan on the side panel :p 
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July 10, 2012 7:37:43 PM

askarig said:
That is awesome thanks for the replys i have been wondering since i already have the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and i really wanted a 670 but i was originally waiting for the 660 since that is a much better price point.

clutchc-what kind of cpu cooler are you using and did you put a fan in the side panel?

Thanks

Since the build isn't for me, I left the stock cooler on for now. The i5-3450 I have in the build idles with all cores in the mid-upper 20s. (Core Temp) At peak, the cores stay at the upper 50s - lower 60s. (Prime95). The only reason I see to put a fan in the side panel is for extra video card cooing. I don't have the HD 6950 I ordered yet, but I won't be putting a fan in for it. I have a quiet 120mm lighted fan in front and the 120mm it came with in back. Remember, the more fans you use, the noisier it will be.
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July 19, 2012 6:55:22 PM

I finally got the rest of the parts for my computer.

I was luckily able to get an
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so hopefully it fits in my case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if it doesn't happen to fit i will probably just go and buy the antec elevenhundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

we will see in a few days when the parts show up although i do like the elevenhundred, i was not a fan of the side window but now that all of my parts are mostly black it will looks pretty nice in that case if i end up needing it.
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