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Old November 30, 2008, 06:06 PM
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Default Question regarding Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower Case

I'm thinking of getting one of this.
My question is:

1.Does a new X58 mainboard can fit?
2.Can I use SLI 3 Way with this case?
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Old November 30, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Check this pic, and the first rig in my sig for both answers. Yes, and probably not.

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IIRC, the Rampage II Extreme has an extra inch in width - could the case accommodate that too?
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It would be tight. Very tight.
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Thank you for your answer 3.0charlie.
I was hoping that it would do both.
Doesn't look like it would be able to fit SLI 2way.
I read some good reviews on this case - quiet, good looking, and good cooling.
I guess I will look into some alternatives. I know very little about cases.
Can anyone suggest me other mid tower cases that might be fore SLI 2 or 3 ways.
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What are you planning on using for tri-sli? Unless they do a really good job of exhausting out the back I think you're setting yourself up for heating issues by trying to stick with a mid-sized case.
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What are you planning on using for tri-sli? Unless they do a really good job of exhausting out the back I think you're setting yourself up for heating issues by trying to stick with a mid-sized case.
What he really means is: "I think you should buy a Cosmos S".


Hahaha!

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But you should, it'd probably fit the bill.
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SLI works - I have 2 260GTX in there right now. But for the third, that would be a tight fit, with the bottom black cross plate: that would have to be removed.
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Yes, SLI will fit but three would be cramped (in almost any case that wasn't built for an EATX board). Not being a hardcore gamer I guess I've never seen the point of spending double the price of the video card for a nominal 3-10% increase in video speed with SLI/Xfire not to mention triple/quad price/performance.
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This is not the case you want.

Get the Antec 1200
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