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Old January 10, 2010, 10:17 AM
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I want to try crossfire so I have slowly been buying parts I have two 3870 hd and an cross fire board a quadcore amd 965 processor will be cooling everything on air for now just need suggestions for good case that doesn't cost allot.
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Old January 10, 2010, 10:19 AM
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NZXT Gamma or Antec 200
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Old January 10, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Coolermaster Centurion 590 or 690. The 690 II Advanced would be even better, but it's more expensive.
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Old January 10, 2010, 10:46 AM
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I would take the NZXT Gamma over A200 any time..if the A300 (and first gen A900!) I own are anything to go by their 200 will be pretty poor.


I came across this and it didn't look so bad either:
Compucase 66RCBB Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 9 Drive Bay No PS Front USB Audio eSATA - DirectCanada

I would give it a go if I only had $40 - 50 to spend on a case.....looks pretty decent.
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Old January 10, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Not bad, has a window. But does it have a mesh/filtered front/bottom/PSU???
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Old January 10, 2010, 11:54 AM
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for air if you can offered it get a haf932 best for air almost like an open bench. jmo and yes i know it's kinda pricey

edit: if you can wait and get it on sale it's cheaper Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

and just a nice version of it Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP Red Steel / Plastic / Mesh bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Old January 10, 2010, 12:11 PM
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wow that haf932 is a nice case to bad it is kind of pricey
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Old January 10, 2010, 12:17 PM
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there's the scout too i forgot it's pretty good i have no experience with this case but looks are great . Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Old January 10, 2010, 06:25 PM
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If $80 or so isn't too much I'd say either the 690 II (non-advanced) when it comes out or the Lexa S. 690 II is a better overall case, but the Lexa S has more fans and pushes more air.
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If $80 or so isn't too much I'd say either the 690 II (non-advanced) when it comes out or the Lexa S. 690 II is a better overall case, but the Lexa S has more fans and pushes more air.
The Lexa S can't fit more fans than the 690 II, and the 690 II also has larger fans that push more air.
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