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Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard

Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:47:29 am »
Hi all, Can someone enlighten if it is possible to fit the UD7 rev 2 board onto a mid tower chassis, if so which one?
Thanks in advance.
elimliau

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Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 11:00:38 am »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

The GA-X58A-UD7 will most definitely fit into a mid tower case no problem. In fact when I first got mine I installled it into an Antec, if I remember correctly, 900 case and that was with full water cooling also. To be fair it is quite tight and that is why I moved up t a HAF 932 full tower case for the extra room. It will probably be more the worry of whether your chosen heatsink and fan will fit as some of them are enormous.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 01:22:50 pm »
Thanks for the assurance. May I know which model Antec did you first installed the board in? Also, I didn't mention that I'm thinking of using a single Palit GTX580 3GB graphic card, will the length fit or will the HD cage need to be removed?
Thanks again in advance.
elimliau
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 01:25:38 pm by elimliau »

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Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 01:45:56 pm »
Hi there,
I recently did a review of the Sharkoon Scorpio 1000 Mid sized PC Case (check it out here: http://www.azcs.co.uk/content.php/235-Sharkoon-Scorpio-1000-PC-Case-Review ) and I have to say that for the cost this case was pretty impressive. It would easily take the motherboard and a large Graphic Card and it has 2 hot swap bays for HDD's
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Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 02:33:53 pm »
Hi Absic,
Thanks for the info. The Sharkoon Scorpio 1000 looks like a reasonable box, how much did it cost?
Warm regards,
elimliau

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Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 02:38:51 pm »
Hi
in the UK it retails at around £69.

I actually use an NZXT Tempest Evo for my own PC (AMD) which has the Noctua NH-D14 cooler but I was really tempted to swap it over for the Sharkoon Scorpio 1000 case. Sadly by son threatened me with violence so he now has the Sharkoon!  :'(
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Re: Recommended Chassis for GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 02:41:23 pm »
Yes I have one of those too absic, the violent son that is not the Sharkoon case! :'(
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy