Will I need a new case if I wanted to upgrade?

  erkmatrix 09:48 01 Nov 09
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Hi I'm thinking of upgrading my PC to have a better setup, I wanted to install AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
Intel Core i7 920 but have it overclocked to 4GHz if possible with Coolit Systems Domino A.L.C Watercooling System and a Asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard

I just don't know if this case I have would be good enough or if I'd have to buy one, if so any recommendations.



Heres the info on my case, its 2 years old now
review here of it click here

Apevia X-Discovery Black Midi Tower

X-Discovery Specs
Model No. X-DISCOVERY-BL
Case Material Metal
Color Blue
Main Board

Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Window

Yes
Power Supply

N/A
Drive Space 4x5.25" / 2x3.5" / 4x3.5" (hidden)
Motherboard Size up to 11" x 12"
Expansion Slots 7
Front Panel Switch Power / Reset
Front Access Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire
Cooling Fan Space

Up to 4 x case fans:
2 x 80mm fan - front (optional)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan - side panel (included)
1 x 120mm crystal fan - rear (included)
Front Thermometer 1 x Analog Temperature Gauge
Front Fan Controller N/A
Front Volume Controller N/A
Led Display Power / HDD
Shipping Weight 18 lbs (w/o power supply), 21 lbs (w/ 420w power supply)
Dimensions(DxWxH) 19.25" x 7.75" x 17"
Cu'ft 2.64'

Cheers

  gengiscant 12:32 01 Nov 09

My next build will be in one of these.
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or
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or
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I think it will be the sniper.

  citadel 15:29 01 Nov 09

the thing to note with a case is can it take a long graphics card as the drive bays get in the way if they are not removable. best to get a large case so you know whatever you fancy will fit.

  erkmatrix 10:45 04 Nov 09

I've now decided to go for the Cooler Master ATCS 840 in silver, I think its maybe a little expensive but hopefully I won't need a new one for a good few years and it does look just how I like a case to look, I'm not a big fan of the big lighting up gaming cases that some people like, I prefer a more subtle look.

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