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Old 02-05-09, 07:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cheapest chassis that will take a GTX 295 ?

You know that's what I thought too when I was building my rig. I decided to go with a cheap 75 dollar CAD case from Enermax and now I'm getting a new case which is Antec 1200 because the airflow in Enermax case is absolutely horrible. My GPUs hit 90C or higher under load, furthermore my GPUs hit 100C using furmark in less than 500sec. This is definitely concerning and if I persisted on using the old case as I was, I probably would not have used my cards long enough before they get replaced. Anything above 85C should be considered a warning and even though I really didn't want to spend money on a case as it turns out having a good case will keep your CPU and GPU in safe zones. Had I gone with the Antec 1200 in the first place I would not have wasted 90 bucks including tax and shipping, which is why it is always worry-free to go with a good case.

J1 \ J2

CPU: i7 940 @ 3.34GHz \ QX6700 @ 2.66GHz
Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI E758 \ Asus nforce 590i
RAM: OCZ DDR3 1600MHz 12GB @ 9-9-9-24 \ Micron DDR2 667MHz 4GB @ 5-5-5-15
HDD: 4TB WD C (2x Black, 1x Green) \ 4.5TB WD C (2x Black, 2x Green)
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 295 quad SLI \ BFG Geforce 8800 GTX
M & K: L NEW! G19 & G500 \ G15 & G5
SC: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro
Headset: NEW! ATH-AD900 \ SS 5H V2 USB
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200w \ CM RPP 750w
Case: A1200 \ Dell XPS 710
LCD: Dell U2410 H-IPS + LG L246WP-BN 24" P-MVA \ LG W2243T-PF 21.5" TN 1080p
OS: Genuine W7 x64 Pro \ "
Cooler: Megahalems + 2x Scythe S-F push/pull E/W
\ TRUE 120 + 1x tr push
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