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September 07, 2011, 09:54:45 PM
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tried making those mc-gevor rigs with wood and plastic tables... but i want something more appealing then say something i chopped up in my shop. Anyways looking for a 8 pci expansion slot to house my 4x 5850s. I know i've seen rigs with it, but would like to ask you guys for recommendations. My spending limit is 170-180. I will buy a 50 dollar one if it's good. My Choices so far are:

Lian Li Lancool PC-K58: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112237


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Corsair 600T
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September 07, 2011, 10:57:36 PM
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Can't personally recommend one, but have you taken a look at Full Towers instead of Mid Towers? I'd assume there'd be more 8 slot options there.
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September 07, 2011, 11:22:59 PM
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I use the Antec 200. I picked it up for $29.99 at NewEgg.
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September 13, 2011, 01:59:29 AM
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suprizingly most of the full towers only have 7 standards. Unless u have a few in mind?

I almost bought the Antec 300 too, but it only has  * 7 expansion slots*... 4x 5850 occupy 8 slots.

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September 13, 2011, 04:57:04 AM
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It's going to be a pain in the neck trying to keep those 4 5850s cool in a case - I say just stick with the DIY open air case. Not pretty to look at, but so much easier to deal with in every other way.
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September 13, 2011, 05:58:44 AM
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here is a nice case  Grin  purchased @ lowes 25 bucks


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September 13, 2011, 06:45:26 PM
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here is a nice case  Grin  purchased @ lowes 25 bucks

I can top that.  ~$6 for three square dowels (5/8" by 36") and some wood screws I had floating around.  Only running 3 cards right now, but it is drilled for 4 double width cards.


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September 13, 2011, 06:57:33 PM
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I have 5 of these cases -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112318

I no longer use them have have packaged them back up in their boxes with all of the parts.

Would be willing to sell them for $35 a piece + shipping. Can be paid in $$$ or BTC.

They are lightly used and a couple may have some scratches but they are great cases.
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September 13, 2011, 07:00:58 PM
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I use the antec 100. just make sure that your power supply is a front rear fan exhaust and not a top fan.    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129098

My 5830s get a bit warm but not over 75c.  Its cheap.
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September 14, 2011, 12:04:37 AM
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It's going to be a pain in the neck trying to keep those 4 5850s cool in a case - I say just stick with the DIY open air case. Not pretty to look at, but so much easier to deal with in every other way.


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I can hear it now, " look at his sweet cable management " and " look at the size of his psu's wiring trunk, I could never fit that min my case..."

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September 14, 2011, 04:44:49 AM
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I have 5 of these cases -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112318

I no longer use them have have packaged them back up in their boxes with all of the parts.

Would be willing to sell them for $35 a piece + shipping. Can be paid in $$$ or BTC.

They are lightly used and a couple may have some scratches but they are great cases.

nice cases and price ... mmmmm thx
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September 14, 2011, 06:04:19 PM
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thanks for the recommendations guys. I will think about these options. BTW I like ur video on youtube Jepito. BTw how much is that blower? And do you place any risers on your board? I find it very ackward so I bought some nuts & screws to raise my board about 1/4 inches off the wood table. kjj your build is good too except extenders right know cost upwards of $8.15 each for quality ones. Tho the decrease in 3-10c will really be nice.. The reason I am looking for a case is I have a druggy brother who sometimes do crazy stuff in the basement. I'm sure he probably tempted to touch my gaming rig once or twice.

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September 14, 2011, 06:25:20 PM
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thanks for the recommendations guys. I will think about these options. BTW I like ur video on youtube Jepito. BTw how much is that blower? And do you place any risers on your board? I find it very ackward so I bought some nuts & screws to raise my board about 1/4 inches off the wood table. kjj your build is good too except extenders right know cost upwards of $8.15 each for quality ones. Tho the decrease in 3-10c will really be nice.. The reason I am looking for a case is I have a druggy brother who sometimes do crazy stuff in the basement. I'm sure he probably tempted to touch my gaming rig once or twice.

I see, well don't tell your brother about Silk Road or he might be tempted to steal your BTC. And maybe make a cage for your rig so fingers can't get in there, but it's still well ventilated?
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September 16, 2011, 03:03:49 AM
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Definately look at old full tower server cases if you are trying to be cheap about it.
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September 17, 2011, 10:15:07 PM
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I have a ready made open air case that I don't use anymore.
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September 19, 2011, 03:53:53 PM
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Definately look at old full tower server cases if you are trying to be cheap about it.

MOST FULL TOWERS ARE ONLY 7 EXPANSION SLOT bro.... except if you buy some tall ones back in 2005 or older. My max budget of 150 is not cheap. You can get good quality mid to full towers with that amount. Just in case you haven't read. ati 5850s occupy 2 slots, thus 4 of them wil take 8 expansion PCI slots in the BACK! Somehow in 2010 they standadized that full towers should have 7... wtf...

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September 19, 2011, 04:13:09 PM
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Definately look at old full tower server cases if you are trying to be cheap about it.

MOST FULL TOWERS ARE ONLY 7 EXPANSION SLOT bro.... except if you buy some tall ones back in 2005 or older. My max budget of 150 is not cheap. You can get good quality mid to full towers with that amount. Just in case you haven't read. ati 5850s occupy 2 slots, thus 4 of them wil take 8 expansion PCI slots in the BACK! Somehow in 2010 they standadized that full towers should have 7... wtf...

The 7 slot thing is WAY older than 2010.  I'm pretty sure it was in the ATX 1.0 spec way, way back in 1995.  The good news is that with the popularity of double width video cards, high end cases are now far more likely to have room for the 8th bracket than ever before.

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September 20, 2011, 08:16:29 PM
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I've decided on an Antec 900.

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September 21, 2011, 02:59:07 PM
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Antec 900 FTW! although i would probably search for some used server case.
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September 21, 2011, 08:42:14 PM
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Antec 900 FTW! although i would probably search for some used server case.

Yeah, where would you find something like that?  Chenbro made one, but they're impossible to find.  The supermicros run like $900.
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