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User Info: Kamek_the_Great

Kamek_the_Great
3 years ago#1
I've got all the pieces for my upcoming build chosen (i7 3820, 2x 7970). All the pieces, that is, except for the case. I'm dropping a lot of money on this build, so I want to make sure I get a case that will do it justice.

Here's what I would like to have

- Good airflow. I'm not concerned about acoustics.
- Room for my video cards, and at least one case fan to help keep them cool
- At least four HDD slots
- Mid tower. I'd prefer to stay away from full tower monsters.

I'd be comfortable spending around $150 if it will get me the features I want.

Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions.
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User Info: Pyrotechnixxx

Pyrotechnixxx
3 years ago#2
Fractal Design R4.
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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009

200mm side panel fan for your video cards.
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User Info: Kamek_the_Great

Kamek_the_Great
3 years ago#4
I like both cases. But if I have to take out the removeable HDD cages (will there be room if I don't?), each one only has three slots. Is it possible to stick a HDD in one of the unused optical bays? Do they make adapters for something like that?
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Cacciato
3 years ago#5
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
Fractal Design R4.

User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
3 years ago#6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139019
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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#7
Kamek_the_Great posted...
I like both cases. But if I have to take out the removeable HDD cages (will there be room if I don't?), each one only has three slots. Is it possible to stick a HDD in one of the unused optical bays? Do they make adapters for something like that?


Something like this I think

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2527829&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CPDC34qRpLkCFYui4AoduAQAfg
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#8
Do you need 4 3.5" HDD slots?

If not, I'd recommend a Corsair Air 540.

And to answer your question, yes it is possible to mount HDD's in a 5.25" bay. You can either buy some kind of dedicated mount, or you can suspend an HDD with bungee cords.
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User Info: Kamek_the_Great

Kamek_the_Great
3 years ago#9
Snuckie7 posted...
If not, I'd recommend a Corsair Air 540


I ........... have never seen another case quite like that.

Thanks for the help everyone. Looks like I have some decisions to make.
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#10
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
Fractal Design R4.


+1
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