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Windows 7: Gaming Case Help

19 Jun 2009   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
I have no clue. The main concern is simply length of the card, so you can probably look at the reviews on the case to find somebody who names their specific make and model and their card and find the length of it and compare to the specific 4850 you purchase.
Okay =P the 4850 isn't that long so shouldn't be much of an issue.
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19 Jun 2009   #12
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
=\ well I picked a micro atx motherboard so I have no problems, and does a ATI Radeon 4850 fit in a micro atx?
I would just go with a full tower, and pick any MoBo you want. Invest more money in the motherboard than the case, as the motherboard is more important. I just made a thread with the stuff I want in my computer, and I went with a full-size case and a standard ATX motherboard so that way I don't have to worry about wrether or not the my graphics card fits.

Also, if you're overclocking, it is a good idea to go with a bigger case so more air can circulate (unless your going with liquid cooling).
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19 Jun 2009   #13
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Bleh don't plan to over clock, plus I like the case design =\ none other exactly like it, otherwise I'd get a Full Tower
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19 Jun 2009   #14
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I'm just concerned with overheating and noise, mainly.
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20 Jun 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
I would just go with a full tower, and pick any MoBo you want. Invest more money in the motherboard than the case, as the motherboard is more important. I just made a thread with the stuff I want in my computer, and I went with a full-size case and a standard ATX motherboard so that way I don't have to worry about wrether or not the my graphics card fits.

Also, if you're overclocking, it is a good idea to go with a bigger case so more air can circulate (unless your going with liquid cooling).
+1, I agree.
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20 Jun 2009   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
IMO, gamer cases with clear sides (and those with led fans) are gaudy and look tacky after a while
... or alternatively still look damn good after a while

It depends on the LED colour too. At one stage I had some green LED fans in my case and the amount of light coming from it got old fast. Same as my Sunbeam fan controller which has ridiculously bright blue LED knobs.

However, now all my case fans are red and the controller is covered. The red LEDS aren't annoying and look quite good.

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Don't go cheap with a $50 case.

And avoid PSU/case bundles. The PSUs are almost all worthless.
+1

The cm-sniper is a good case and has air filters and a built in fan controller which is good for noise issues.

For sheer airflow though, the Antec 1200 and HAF 932 are worth looking at.
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20 Jun 2009   #17
misterck

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

firstly thanks all for the opinions. i was wanting to go for a mid tower or an ultra -mid but dont really want to go with a full tower cause the things are huge.the 1200 does look like a really good case but its a bit on the pricey side and as for the haf932 again a really good case and pretty ok pricewise but im sure it doesnt have dust filters which could be a huge pain.
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20 Jun 2009   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
the haf932 again a really good case and pretty ok pricewise but im sure it doesnt have dust filters which could be a huge pain.
Yep. It's a dust vacuum. It's the one and only thing I don't like about this case, but I was prepared for it when I bought it.

Everything else I love
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20 Jun 2009   #19
misterck

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

what about the cm storm scout? i want a good mid range case,no full tower and no cheap little sucker lol
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20 Jun 2009   #20
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

smarteyeball:

Just curious, where do you keep this case at? LEDs on cases remind me of when I was a 15yr old and thought bright lights and PCBs through the plastic window made my computer so sick. (No offense)

I guess it's all taste, but I can't think of anywhere in my home I'd want some spaceship looking hunk of metal lighting up the room. Computers IMO should be small, unobtrusive, and silent. You shouldn't even know they are there. Unfortunately, there aren't too many high quality cases that look sleek, simple, and professional, with the exception of the Antec P182 and variants.
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