48 months ago
The idea: I want to build an htpc gaming system using these components ( http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CjK94 ). Not getting it all now. I wan't to space it out. Dimension requirements for entertainment center: 8x18x18. It must fit inside for the time being.
The issue: I am concerned that the case I have chosen, Silverstone GD09B, will not allow me to cool my CPU or GPU properly. When I say properly I want the CPU to never reach 70c or my GPU to reach 80c under load. I do plan to OC the 6600k to 4.0 eventually after I learn more about how to overclock safely.
The question: With this in mind, are there other htpc cases that will fit my 7x18x18 dimension requirement, and allow for better cooling? Should I look into getting a mid-tower and just sit it on its side? Or am I over exaggerating the possibility of cooling issues with this case?
Price point: No more than 150 for the case.
Features: I would like to have dust filters, but I can add them if need be.