Worth getting a full tower case?

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#1 Gamerperson33
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Hey guys, just wanted to ask if it was worth getting a full tower case in regards to temps since I Crossfired. Would that help my temps go down a bit, since I was looking at the NZXT Phantom, and I could knock out 2 birds with one stone, since I've had my eye on that case for a while. Thanks!
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#2 Ikavnieks
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It may help, however have you considered adding more case fans to your current case? That'd help increase airflow in and out of the case.
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#3 Blistrax
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I've seen experiments that show you get the lowest temps with the side off the case. I take that to mean the bigger the case, the better for cooling. If you have the room, a full tower will cool the best, I guess partly because the larger volume of air can absorb more heat, you can have more fans, and the cables won't be in the way so much.
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#4 Slow_Show
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All things being equal, yeah, the full tower should be better for cooling, but it's not the end-all be-all. A good mATX case can cool a multi-GPU set-up just as well as (if not better than) a mediocre full tower.

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#5 demi0227_basic
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Check out the Silverstone Raven rv03. It's a spectacular case for multi-gpu setups.
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#7 BattleSpectre
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It can help but its not necessary, i think full tower cases are designed more for the water cooled TRI-SLI gtx 580 builds. lol

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#8 Avenger1324
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A good quality tower case is one of the few PC parts that could be regarded as futureproof - it will outlast your current build, andonly need replacing when you want to, rather than needing to with a new build. It allows the installation of more and larger fans - allowing for better cooling while also being quieter. It is large enough to take the largest graphics cards, or watercooling setups if you want.