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First time gaming build (under 1400 pounds)

#11Freakwave003Posted 8/20/2013 12:06:05 PM
Raging_water posted...
Actually the case I've chosen specifies it can hold a 270mm VGA card length with the HDD cage and 390mm without the HDD cage.

The 7990 is 12 inch (300mm), so does this mean I can't fit it unless I take out the HDD cage. What are the implications of taking out the HDD cage?


You won't be able to fit as many drives.
#12gastamanPosted 8/20/2013 12:06:38 PM
Fade2black001 posted...
gastaman posted...
His build would easily fit into a mid-tower.


Fit sure but it would be cramped as hell with no room left over in it though.


No it wouldn't. That insinuation is ludicrous.
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#13Freakwave003Posted 8/20/2013 12:07:09 PM
Fade2black001 posted...
r0ge00 posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
I have to take out my GPU to get to my boards SATA ports..


Your board is laid out poorly then. That should have nothing to do with your case. A Mid ATX case for a single card setup is great, even fine for SLI.


Even though my board has to PCI 16 ports on it but theirs no way in hell that would ever fin my case. Even the wires have really no place to go. They are all shoved into a corner to be out of the way of the fans. Everything is so cramped in it its not even funny. I got my wireless net card sitting right in front of my GPU. It has maybe 1/4th of an inch of space between them.


You bought the wrong case then. Most cases have it so you can have the cables put behind the motherboard.
#14fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 12:07:18 PM
don't cheap out on the case

it's the last thing you want to upgrade later
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#15r0ge00Posted 8/20/2013 12:07:21 PM
Raging_water posted...
The 7990 is 12 inch (300mm), so does this mean I can't fit it unless I take out the HDD cage. What are the implications of taking out the HDD cage?


You would only be able to fit about 4 HDDs instead of 8 or whatever number the cage can hold.
#16AltmadragonPosted 8/20/2013 12:08:47 PM
Looks like a great build to me, don't swap the 4770k more future proof and just find a good case an you're set
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#17Fade2black001Posted 8/20/2013 12:11:25 PM
Freakwave003 posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
r0ge00 posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
I have to take out my GPU to get to my boards SATA ports..


Your board is laid out poorly then. That should have nothing to do with your case. A Mid ATX case for a single card setup is great, even fine for SLI.


Even though my board has to PCI 16 ports on it but theirs no way in hell that would ever fin my case. Even the wires have really no place to go. They are all shoved into a corner to be out of the way of the fans. Everything is so cramped in it its not even funny. I got my wireless net card sitting right in front of my GPU. It has maybe 1/4th of an inch of space between them.


You bought the wrong case then. Most cases have it so you can have the cables put behind the motherboard.


Everyone on the site suggested this case.... So I went with it. The only good thing about it is that it has decent airflow.
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#18gastamanPosted 8/20/2013 12:12:21 PM
Which case? Show pics of your build.
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#19fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 12:15:10 PM
nvm I saw the case you chose, that's pretty good choice for the $

You really can find decent case under $100, just not best material but good design still
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#20fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 12:20:16 PM
another good choice case but it is MICRO so you need a micro atx board

http://www.corsair.com/en/pc-cases/obsidian-series-pc-case/obsidian-series-350d-micro-atx-pc-case.html

it will support corsair H100i and HD 7990
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