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CoolerMaster Stacker 830 First Case to Receive SLI Certification

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    CoolerMaster announced that their Stacker 830 case is the first ever case that has been given NVIDIA's official SLI certification. This certification is only given to products that NVIDIA has put through a extensive test suite to assess if it is good enough to be used in a self built SLI system. Because of the unique certification a special NVIDIA edition of the Stacker 830 case will be released, in the same colors as NVIDIA's logo. The NVIDIA edition will only be sold through NVIDIA's online store. A price for the special edition has not yet been announced.

    Source: Hardware.Info
  2. ktr

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    that the custom stacker they used in the nvidia g80 tour...
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    What makes this case so much better for SLI...?
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    The fact that Coolermaster paid nVIDIA a shit load of cash to use the brand name ;)

    Its total BS really all this 'certifed for SLi & CrossFire' crap! PC component companies have got wise to the fact that the financially better off PC gamer will pretty much buy anything at any price just to 'look' good!
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    only thing i can think of that might be a plus is they may have made it have more clearance between the hard drive cages and the where the video cards would be to accomidate the longer 8800's
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    No, because the Stacker 830 is all 5-1/4 in bays. They use a 3 bay to 4 HD adapter cage, which you can put into any 3 bays you choose.

    The only thing I can think of, (besides paying nVidia), is these thing have monster airflow potential, with slots for 7 120mm fans. 1 in HD cage, 1 Top mount, 1 Rear mount, 4 in the side panel. You can also fit 2 more drive cages complete with 2 more 120mm fans, for a total of 9 120mm fans.
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    its starting to seem like nvidia will certify just about anything. haha
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    also, i think this one does not have the 4x 120mm fans on the side, but a clear side.
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    And watch ATI follow suit. I betcha there's gonna be certified case fans, vga coolers... even more ridiculous, certified mice and gaming hardware. :banghead:
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    I was gonna certify a Gigabyte case with its name display, but I'm not getting that case anymore. It was gonna project Certified onto my desk :)
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    I ain't impressed with Nvidia's so called SLI certification program. Some of the PSUs they "approved" I wouldn't use under any circumstances let alone a high current situation like SLI. It appears that Nvidia's qualifications for SLI certification is a signed check and nothing more. If I'm wrong then please have Nvidia publish their qualifications for the world to see. Then we'll all know.
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    Well, with a few fans in the side panel, it does help keep things nice and cool. I have a couple of the Stacker 830 cases, and they have very good air flow. Not sure why they need to be certified, however.

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