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john19055
03-28-09, 04:06 AM
I loved my Antec P-180 and it was quite ,but it was just too small for my two GTX 280s' I could get it in there but it was such a tight fit.I bought a tempest but it is loud or at least to me after being used to my P-180.I have looked at the Antec 1200 but I have heard it is a great case but it is loud.I have looked at the coolermaster Haf 992 but if I want to add a third GTX 280 it want fit with mt Gigabyte EX58-UD5.The antec 1200 has plenty of room ,does anyone have this case and is it loud.

Tr1cK
03-28-09, 09:42 AM
Lian-Li

mullet
03-28-09, 10:14 AM
Lian-Li

+1

Tr1cK
03-28-09, 10:57 AM
I never fail on this response do I?

bacon12
03-28-09, 11:02 AM
Yea the antec 1200 is a bit loud but you won't find many if any with the air flow, and cooling. I have a lian li mid tower as well, but for the money the antec is better imo especially for under $200 full tower.

Here is a worklog from my antec 1200 mod, I really suggest making a chamber like I did if you have any mod skills..
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116777&highlight=antec+1200

bacon12
03-28-09, 11:04 AM
Yea the antec 1200 is a bit loud but you won't find many if any with the air flow, and cooling. I have a lian li mid tower as well, but for the money the antec is better imo especially for under $200 full tower.

Here is a worklog from my antec 1200 mod, I really suggest making a chamber like I did if you have any mod skills..
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116777&highlight=antec+1200

I didn't finish updating it here but I did at [H]
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1032817214#post1032817214

|MaguS|
03-28-09, 01:17 PM
Silverstone makes amazing cases aswell...

mullet
03-28-09, 02:10 PM
I never fail on this response do I?

HAHA nope.

john19055
03-28-09, 10:39 PM
Does anyone have the CoolerMaster HAF 992 it seems to get a lot of good reviews and it has three 220mm fan so they dont have to spin fast to put out a lot of air and it has good cable management.

Imbroglio
03-29-09, 09:31 AM
coolermaster rc690.

what's with the lian-li and silverstone recommendations? he said not $200

|MaguS|
03-29-09, 09:45 AM
Silverstone has under $200 cases...

Toss3
03-29-09, 09:48 AM
How about the Antec P190(should provide better cooling and more room for your graphics cards)?

stevemedes
03-29-09, 08:29 PM
so you have two gtx280s with an i7 system, thinking of adding a third. yet you dont want to spend $200 on a decent case? :lol:

a12ctic
03-29-09, 08:34 PM
so you have two gtx280s with an i7 system, thinking of adding a third. yet you dont want to spend $200 on a decent case? :lol:

This man obviously has his priorities set.

Dirthead
03-29-09, 10:36 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Thats what i got once it was knocked down 10.00. Worth it, My temps dropped on everything expect cpu which will be fixed once my cpu cooler is here and installed.

john19055
03-31-09, 02:34 PM
I have spent most of my money gettng parts for my i7 system.Plus some of those cases are just overpriced IMO.I did decide on the Cooler Master HAF 992 .It has got great reviews .plus it is plenty big enough for all my stuff.It has 3 230mm fan plus a 140mm and everone says it is quiet because the large fans don't have to spin as fast.and it has great cable mangement.You can put the power supply in the top or bottom.I did't want a door on mine because I am always hitting it with my knee,it has the USB, Audio, IEEE 1394.and e-SATA on the front of the case ,where I wanted them.And when they priced it at $149 and offered free shipping ,I decided to get it.It may not be a $250 or $300 Lian-Li ,and thoses cases are nice but to get one that I liked was $289.And the Cooler Master HAF 992 fit the bill for what I was looking for.Everone has thier opinion who has the best case.SilverStone look good too,but the one I was interested in was $230 plus shipping.I think I have changed my mind on a third GTX 280 ,ony a few games that reay show improvement and the two GTX280s are playing it at high enough framerates for me.I seen one that was at 248FPS and I woud get a increase to 335fps.Even in the hardest one Crysis I might see 10 FPS more.which is good for that game ,but I dont pay cycsis any more.And I just game at 1920x1200.