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Old June 6, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Hi folks. This really isn't a new build, as I just finished my new one quite recently. What I've found is that my case is a cluster@#@k of wires, what a mess! Since looking at new builds with near zero cables in the component area made me realize that it's time to upgrade my case. That said, here's my list of components.

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos S 1000
CPU: Intel 980x
Mobo: Asus P6X58D-E
Cooler:Chilltec Ultra Piezo Electric
Ram: Mushkin P15000 1866 12 gb
Psu: Corsair HX1000
Gpu: XFX HD 5970 Black x2
Audio: Creative X-Fi Fatality Champion 7.1
HDDs: OS WD Vraptor 150gb; apps: WD Vraptor 150gb; games WD Vraptor 300gb; storage Samsung 3gb/sec 7200rpm 500gb.
I've added some extra fans, and higher airflow fans to the case to help with cooling.

I'm not a fan of any particular brand, however the new CM, Corsair, and the fortress look promising.

While price isn't really an issue, I don't like to spend frivolously. You wouldn't know it with the 980 and 2 5970s. This is my last outrageous build for quite a while, so I kinda went overboard.

I don't think I'll be switching to a water cooling system, but would like something with good air flow and hopefully an excellent filtering unit as well. Please help and thanks in advance.
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Old June 6, 2010, 09:14 PM
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The ever popular 800D is probably the 'glaringly obvious' choice. However, the Fractal Design R2 is a great case for a great price. It also has some incredible air flow if you utilize all the optional fan locations; and as a bonus, it's very quiet.
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Old June 6, 2010, 09:18 PM
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CoolerMaster ATCS 840, it's huge, good cable management and aluminum goodness.
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Old June 6, 2010, 10:15 PM
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no love for the 700d?
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Old June 6, 2010, 10:28 PM
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If you intend to WC down the road 800D if not than HAF or 840.
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Yeah i say 800D it up. Or for funsies a murder box :P
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Old June 7, 2010, 12:18 AM
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HAFX, ATSC 840, 800D, Raven 01 or 02, Fortress Ft02

those are the top contenders I'd say in terms of good airflow/cooling, cable management, and having space for lots of stuff. I personally recommend silverstone's stack cooling method.
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Old June 7, 2010, 01:48 AM
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Default Not sure about the 800D

I'd like to see some numbers about the airflow in the 800D -- it's apparently okay, but all the compartmentalization just seems a little goofy (not that I'm anything other than a total rookie in this area, mind). Does it deliver decent airflow? I thought about it for my planned build, but it just seemed like too much of a case for me, especially since I won't be even considering water cooling for years yet -- gotta get the basics down first.

I do like all those lovely rubber grommets for wire organization, though.
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However, the Fractal Design R2 is a great case for a great price. It also has some incredible air flow if you utilize all the optional fan locations; and as a bonus, it's very quiet.


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I just bought an ATCS 840, and it is pretty much amazing. That would be my vote.
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