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New Case

By magaman598
Oct 21, 2009
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  1. I have an Antec 900 and it's a bit cramped and I can't put my Side Panel back on without removing my Liquid Cooling System. I'm looking for an ATX Full tower with a Removable Mobo Tray, and the PSU needs to be mounted on the top. Any suggestions?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    What's your budget?
  3. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I really like the Gigabyte case there but does it have a detachable motherboard tray?
  5. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Sorry for any Confusion Ritwik, having a Removable Mobo Tray would be a plus. I've been looking quite a bit here lately and I'm strung between a Thermaltake Xaser, Thermaltake Armor, or the Gigabyte Case.

    I didn't have this much of a problem when I picked my Antec 900, lol.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Oh! Then there are a lot of other choices.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - $139.99

    Antec Twelve Hundred - $159.99

    You could also take a look at some XClio cases. They seem to have decent value. I like the Thermaltake Armor series but find them to be a little too expensive considering similar performing cases sell for quite a bit less.
  7. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Well, I love the HAL 932 but the PSU is mounted on the bottom, that's a Problem.
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Why is that a problem?
  9. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Because, my Power Supply isn't Modular and I have TONS of unused Cables. But, while looking at the HAF 932 more closely, I noticed that the PSU can be mounted on the Top or Bottom of the Case. (The part with the Ports for watercooling can be removed if my eyes didn't lie to me.) I will on the other hand probably be getting the HAF 932. Thanks for the help Ritwik. =)
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    There's no problem even if you have unused cables. I have the CM690 (my PSU is not modular) and route the wires from behind the motherboard tray. I'm very sure there is an efficient cable management system in that case.

    Glad to be of help. :)
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the HAF 932 is a wonderful case you will like it :)
     
  12. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Thanks Klepto, the Antec 900 is nice, but with my current System, I can't have the Side Panel on and it's a bit cramped. =(
  13. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    yeah i have the 900 on the system i use now and i like it alot but i like the HAF 932 just as much its really great
  14. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Well, if my Motherboard wasn't as weird as it is, I probably wouldn't be buying a new case. (Primary PCI-E X16 Slot is the bottom Slot.) I like having my case closed also. (My daughter learned how to climb onto my Chair, lol.)
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