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Old November 10, 2008, 09:19 PM
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I'm currently looking for a case that will fit a 4870 (or even two), but I'm looking for a very minimalistic approach, and has good airflow. So far what I've been looking at are the CM 590 and 690, and the Antec 300.

Any opinions? Also cable management is a factor as I will be squeezing in a TX750 non-modular PSU in there.

And on the side, how much would it cost to have the inside coated black?
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Old November 10, 2008, 09:24 PM
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I'm currently looking for a case that will fit a 4870 (or even two), but I'm looking for a very minimalistic approach, and has good airflow. So far what I've been looking at are the CM 590 and 690, and the Antec 300.

Any opinions? Also cable management is a factor as I will be squeezing in a TX750 non-modular PSU in there.

And on the side, how much would it cost to have the inside coated black?
do you want it in black? pm'd you with a little somethin somethin
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:03 PM
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CM 690 your best bet. Xcellent cooling and good price. More room than Antec 300 and of course CM 590.
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:13 PM
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The CM690 isnt that small however...
the 300 I beleive will still fit everything you're looking to fit... and work out to being cheaper
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300 is your best choice.
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If he's going to put 2x 4870s then for $30 more CM 690 is worth it. CM 690 is mid tower. Antec 300 mini tower. Up to you if you want/need more room.
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I think cable management might be better on CM 690 than Antec 300.
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Old November 11, 2008, 12:46 AM
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Cable management is better on the 690. want a more basic case? The Cooler Master 590 is very basic and has the same features as the 690.
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Old November 11, 2008, 12:54 AM
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What about the Lian Li A05B? It seems like a nice small case, and it has a nice design too. Not sure if it'll do CF with two 4870s though.

Newegg.ca - LIAN LI PC-A05B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Also, its just under $100.
For cable management, you can look through here: I got my LianLi PC-A05B ! it's Small! - [H]ard|Forum and see what people have done with their A05Bs.
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Old November 11, 2008, 11:31 AM
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I guess I'm going to go with the 690 I think because it has a little better layout than the 590. Has anyone had any experience painting the interior? How do you sand the contours, etc...?
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