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Old 11-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Which case?

I'm really having trouble deciding which case to buy with my build.

Here's what I looked at.

Coolermaster Cosmos S:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150

CM Cosmos 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119138

Thermaltake Spedo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133072

Thermaltake Armor Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056

I'd like something with the PSU on the bottom.

I like the Cosmos S because it's beautiful. However, with my last build, it didn't quite work well with two GTX 260s and a 780i mobo. the expansion slots didn't line up correctly and caused my cards not to be read. So an X on this case if it's with the 780i.

Armor plus is nice because it has 10 expansion slots. I need a lot! I will be taking up 4 for my video cards, plus 4 more. The more, the better.

So, if anyone can find me something with more than 7 expansion slots, bottom PSU, and something that looks nice, let me know. It's got to be a full tower!
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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what about the CM 690?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137
its pretty cheap for a well built case.
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These both have seven.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112118

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0black%20pearl
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Default Re: Which case?

Have you looked at the Antec 1200

Its a great case.

Here is my thread on it.

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=73816
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Default Re: Which case?

Those are nice, but let me respecify my needs:

7 Drive bays

7+ expansion slots

I'm going to have two hard drives that need to be in a 5.25 slot because they will both have hard drive coolers on them. Is this possible? can someone help me find a case that would allow this?
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Lian Li pc-80 if you can afford it, think the psu is at the bottom, if not, then the cosmos s is great, worked with it before, very easy, and the HDD storage is great
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I've had the cosmos s before. I loved it! i wish i could have it again, but can't because the GTX 260's would not line up with the expansion slots properly, causing them to be unrecognized.
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In that case, the armour+ from thermaltake, or lian li pc 80b are your best bets
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I've had the cosmos s before. I loved it! i wish i could have it again, but can't because the GTX 260's would not line up with the expansion slots properly, causing them to be unrecognized.
I thought you were building your own PC? why are you set on 2 GTX 260's....

Get the 4870 X2......
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I thought you were building your own PC? why are you set on 2 GTX 260's....

Get the 4870 X2......
because I had originally had a PC from cyberpower with that configuration. It was DOA so I returned it.
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