Need a good case

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by Haxalot88, Dec 7, 2008 with 7 replies and 172 views.

  1. Haxalot88

    Haxalot88 VIP VIP

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    Alright, so here is what I have so far:

    Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
    Newegg.com - Recertified: EVGA 01G-P3-N891-RX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
    Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
    Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EACS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
    Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

    I need a good case to go with it, preferably something with excellent airflow. I do not wish to go with liquid cooling on this particular build.

    I'm thinking about going with: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    Is this a good case? And how good is the air flow? I plan to use this for a lot of powerhouse work, so I want to keep everything cool. Also, would it fit this particular fan?
    Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

     
  2. Pieceman

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  3. crank dat curry

    crank dat curry Enthusiast

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    The 900 is amazing. I have it. It keeps everything nice and cool.

    The Tricool are a bit loud but on the "Low" setting you can barley hear them.
     
  4. Nightcast

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  6. itzmeluigi

    itzmeluigi Premium Premium

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    Looks great.

    and that zalman is very good to

    The antec 900 is a great case. You can also mod it and cut wholes near the mobo tray and route all your cables threw the back, you will basically see no loose wires if you do that mod.

    heres a good videos of the cable management for it

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnePBkCor1E]YouTube - Antec 900 Cable Management[/ame]
     
  7. P8BALLER4LIFE01

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    One thing I may say is that a Antec 900 might not fit with a 9800gx2, what kind of budget do you have in your case? also you might want to get a slightly powerfull psu maybe 650+ or 700 at least.
     
  8. TorMenT

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    The antec 900 is a great case for cooling and looks really cool, but it is pretty big. Also, the power supply is in the bottom corner so it makes it fairly difficult if your psu wires are not too long. Also, I got a computer desk that the computer is supposed to go inside of and the door does not close because the case is too long. It is a much bigger case than your typical desktop case. Other than the size though, it is amazing, and a lot of people like big cases for more space, especially if they ever want to watercool.