New HTPC Build - Case Recommendations
Well it's been quite a while since I've built a new PC, but last night, thanks partially to my brother in law, and Boxing Day sales, I decided to splurge and build myself a new (HT)PC.
Now I've pretty much got all the components bought, except for the HDD, which is minor, and the case (very important), which is why I'm here.
The following items will be going into HTPC:
Asus Maximus Formula motherboard
HIS IceQ3 Radeon HD3850 Turbo (2 slot cooling solution)
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad Core processor
OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU
OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum Edition 4GB (2x2GB)
LG GGC-H20L Combo BluRay and HD DVD drive
WDC WD5000AAKS (most likely purchase)
Running Vista Ultimate 64 Bit edition.
Now I would appreciate some recommendations on a case that's not too large that will fit the above components, and have room for possible expansion to crossfire down the road. Of course one of the most important aspects will be noise since this will be used for mostly movie watching (can retire the PS3 and 360 for BD/HD viewing), but I don't want to compromise cooling either as overclocking may eventually be a part of this system.
I was looking at maybe the LC17 Lascala from Silverstone, or maybe an NZXT Duet, but considering this is my first HTPC build ever, I really don't know what to look for.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Intel i7-2600k @ 4.5 GHz
Corsair H100 w/2x Scythe GT AP15
16GB DDR3-1600 G.Skill Ripjaws-X (9-9-9-24-2N)
MSI GTX 680 Lightning @ 1370/6568
Crucial M4 256GB
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Corsair Obsidian 650D
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro + MX-2
4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 6400 (5-4-4-15)
HIS Radeon HD4850 w/Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo
WD 6400AAKS 640GB
LG GGC-H20L BD/HD Combo drive
Corsair HX520W PSU
Silverstone Grandia GD01B-MXR w/2x Noctua NF-R8