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Old September 30, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Default Antec 300 or CM590?

Going to put the E5200 OC board in a case, and mount a tripple swiftec rad up top. The CM is a few inches deeper, so it gives me a little more breathing room for the rad. I'm leaning towards the CM, but its also about $20 more for me. Dilema! What are your thoughts?
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Old September 30, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Well $20 seems well worth on the CM 590 Vortex. Looks like you can mount a rad up there without almost any modding. And your right it is deeper. The Antec 300 doesn't look bad, but you might have to use a radbox, or need additional modding if you require to mount it up top.

Final choice is yours, but for your question, CM 590..

edit: But yeah $20, I was thinking myself. Assume you buy the Antec case, how are you going to mount the rad..
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Old September 30, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Well $20 seems well worth on the CM 590 Vortex. Looks like you can mount a rad up there without almost any modding. And your right it is deeper. The Antec 300 doesn't look bad, but you might have to use a rad box, or need additional modding if you require to mount it up top.

Final choice is yours, but for your question, CM 590..
I agree... for a regular air-cooled build, the 300 is a dam good budget-case. For water, you need all the space you can get.. the 590 would be my choice, of the two.
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Old September 30, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Yeah...cool
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Old September 30, 2008, 02:49 PM
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God damn me, just noticed also you said triple rad up top, I guess you will need to mod something anyways. Since the CM 590 only has space for 2 fans.. Sorry Watson, you still getting it!!..
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Old September 30, 2008, 02:58 PM
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I'm good with the Dremel.
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i have a pre-painted black 690 thats missing the top grille and bottom feet.
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I'm good with the Dremel.
Great, I just thought you'd do that, I was just hoping you don't think of me as an idiot lol.
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Old September 30, 2008, 03:44 PM
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@enaberif I would consider it, but I never did like the harddrive placement in the 690. The 590 is much better imo

@miggs78 I wont think of you as an idiot...yet. Lol. jks
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2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
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Old September 30, 2008, 05:52 PM
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^^ omg .. how could you :P.. And your right, I've suggested 690 only a few times, but I found the 590 more user friendly..
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