Found 17th Nov 2008
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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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

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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...
ebuyer.com/pro…581

ebuyer.com/pro…800

you should really go for a large case for the ventillation of the graphics

What 8800?

GTX
GT
GTS
?

ebuyer.com/pro…479
Had it for a while and it was a good case.

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im not sure tbh, i like the look of some of these mid tower cases tho

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really like this one now
ebuyer.com/pro…270

ebuyer.com/pro…854

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

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yer i saw tht, i think it looks a bit boring though

PhearFactor;3492038

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854Very good professional case. … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854Very good professional case. Excellent cooling, good brand. Brilliant layout, perfect design. Cheap as chips.



+1

Because I own one

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Cluffy321;3491905

really like this one nowhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/146270



i think im gonna go for this one, and some purple lights maybe

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raptorcigs;3492196

this is … this is cool]http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=903782&Product=Antec+Skeleton+Performance+Chassis+(world%e2%80%99s+first+open-air+enclosures)+



i saw tht, looks vunrable

i bet its cool running

Cluffy321;3491809

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.

Cluffy321;3492145

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:

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EndlessWaves;3492840

Well the 8800GTX and old GTSs are 11" long while the newer 8800GTS, … 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

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PhearFactor;3492910

Yeah it is boring, but unless your going the whole hog and spending 100s … 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)A case designed to look cool and be super cool - (costs an arm and a leg)My proposalGood 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

go for the antec 300 mate.
best bargain basement case.
ebuyer.com/pro…854
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