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hi which pc case to get

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
i need to choose a pc case for my new build but i need to know if my graphics card will fit into it, its an 8800, can anyone help on whick mATX case to choose from ebuyer?
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#2
you should be fine with any midi tower to be honest, my graphics 8800 gtx is massive and fits in perfectly well on my motherboard well ventilated i had case off ebuyer called the xion with green led on the front not sure if its still in stock tho
#3
i have seen some reviews which say it is a bit tight for space, is overheating not a problem, i think i have the same gfx card as you, also what do you think about this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135581
#4
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134800

you should really go for a large case for the ventillation of the graphics
#5
What 8800?

GTX
GT
GTS
?
#7
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/115479
Had it for a while and it was a good case.
#8
im not sure tbh, i like the look of some of these mid tower cases tho
#9
really like this one now
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146270
#10
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

Very good professional case. Excellent cooling, good brand. Brilliant layout, perfect design. Cheap as chips.
#11
yer i saw tht, i think it looks a bit boring though
#12
PhearFactor;3492038
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

Very good professional case. Excellent cooling, good brand. Brilliant layout, perfect design. Cheap as chips.


+1

Because I own one :p
#13
Cluffy321
really like this one now
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146270


i think im gonna go for this one, and some purple lights maybe
#16
i bet its cool running
#17
Cluffy321
im not sure tbh, i like the look of some of these mid tower cases tho


Well the 8800GTX and old GTSs are 11" long while the newer 8800GTS, 8800GT and 8800GSO are 9" long. Many cases are only designed to handle 7" cards though.

The first two you linked to I'd be skeptical of their ability to power an 8800, at that price the PSU isn't going to be up to much and they don't even list how much power it'll provide (I think the recommendation for a GT is 26A on the +12V rail, higher for the GTX).

I'm very happy with my recently bought Akasa Mirage. They've come a long way from the cases they were making five years ago (which was my last one) so it may be worth looking at theirs.
#18
Cluffy321
yer i saw tht, i think it looks a bit boring though


Yeah it is boring, but unless your going the whole hog and spending 100s of pounds on; water cooling, expensive drive mods, an aluminium chassis etc - any sort of amazing looking PC case done on the cheap will look tacky and not amazing at all.

Trust me, unless you have bucket loads of cash to spend on the best of the best, just get the best performance for your budget, not the best looking for your budget. It will save you a lot of problems in the future (over-heating, upgrading and so on).

For example:

A standard cheap pre-modded case with lights and fan grills (about £20, it will be noisy and the cooling will be awful - but it should look good)

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/xpcases_xdreamer_case/images/24.jpg

A case designed to look cool and be super cool - (costs an arm and a leg)

http://www.creativemods.com/images/motm/jan05/1.jpg

My proposal

http://www.pccasegear.com/UserFiles/300_front_top.jpg


Good luck with whatever you decide :thumbsup:
#19
EndlessWaves
Well the 8800GTX and old GTSs are 11" long while the newer 8800GTS, 8800GT and 8800GSO are 9" long. Many cases are only designed to handle 7" cards though.

The first two you linked to I'd be skeptical of their ability to power an 8800, at that price the PSU isn't going to be up to much and they don't even list how much power it'll provide (I think the recommendation for a GT is 26A on the +12V rail, higher for the GTX).

I'm very happy with my recently bought Akasa Mirage. They've come a long way from the cases they were making five years ago (which was my last one) so it may be worth looking at theirs.


thanks for the advice i will check which one i have
#20
PhearFactor
Yeah it is boring, but unless your going the whole hog and spending 100s of pounds on; water cooling, expensive drive mods, an aluminium chassis etc - any sort of amazing looking PC case done on the cheap will look tacky and not amazing at all.

Trust me, unless you have bucket loads of cash to spend on the best of the best, just get the best performance for your budget, not the best looking for your budget. It will save you a lot of problems in the future (over-heating, upgrading and so on).

For example:

A standard cheap pre-modded case with lights and fan grills (about £20, it will be noisy and the cooling will be awful - but it should look good)

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/xpcases_xdreamer_case/images/24.jpg

A case designed to look cool and be super cool - (costs an arm and a leg)

http://www.creativemods.com/images/motm/jan05/1.jpg

My proposal

http://www.pccasegear.com/UserFiles/300_front_top.jpg


Good luck with whatever you decide :thumbsup:


that does make sense but i didnt want to spend £40 on a case really, i will think about it though
#21
go for the antec 300 mate.
best bargain basement case.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

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