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  1. Zaspera New Member

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    I am building a new computer and I'm stuck at what case to get. Here's the basic setup of the new rig.

    AMD Phenom II X4 965
    GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
    HIS Radeon HD 6850
    750W Corsair Modular PSU
    8GB Kingston HyperX 1600
    CORSAIR Hydro H70

    I am leaning towards the Antec 1200 or maybe the Cooler Master HAF X. I would like the case to have excellent airflow, fit all listed parts (obviously), and look clean. Any ideas out there? :)

    Edit: My budget is about $200.
     
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    Might like this also.
    LIAN LI PC-A70F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Comp...

    But I agree, the Antec 1200 is nice. Never really been a fan of the HAF X tbh. I am probably the wrong person to ask about cases though as I usually tend to get whatever is cheapest that works.
     
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    I've heard from a few people that Lian Li has the best cases out there. That case would be perfect if it had a clear side panel. I've always been an Antec fan. I have used the 300 and just got rid of my 900. I love the Cooler Master HAF 932, but the side panel looks funky as hell.
     
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    Yeah I agree. Here's one with the interior that's very similar to the HAF 932, but again it's more for sleek looking and no window.
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Alumin...

    If you wish to have a window your best option would be the 1200.
     
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    Ya, I think the side window is mandatory for me. That's why I'm leaning towards the 1200 currently. It also seems to have amazing airflow based on specs and pictures.
     
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    Oh I might have to look into that. Thank you Jr.
     
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    You're welcome! :)

    Anyone else please chime in as I'm a midtower guy.
     
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    This would be my first full tower. I don't even think I need one, but it just seems they have some much more airflow potential.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. I have a full tower that i don't even use right now.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CCN5QQ/?tag=tec06d-20

    This one. I can't even find them anymore.
     
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    Either HAF 932 or HAF x would be my suggestion
     
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    Which would you pick if you had to?
     
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    well i have a HAF 932 and i love it but HAF x has nice looks, from what ive been told, both the 932 and the x are the same case chassis with different plastic
     
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    I've owned a number of Lian-Li cases over the years - the build quality is amazing, however if I have 2 gripes they would be 1) Cases are a lot noiser than a steel/plastic construction 2)the stock fans are terrible.

    I've just bought a Silverstone Raven case and have to say I love it - I would have preferred the Fortress but there seems be a be a lack of supply (or was just before christmas)

    If you do consider either the raven or fortress, make sure you get the latest versions with the AP fans (air penetrator)
     
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    I'm going to look at those cases now. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    The main reasons I went for the Raven/Fortess (basically the same case with the raven being steel and the fortress being alu with sound deadening)

    Better air cooling than the HAF range.
    Very quiet - much more so than any other hi air flow case I've seen or read about.
    I loved the design with the rotated motherboard.

    Negatives for the raven/fortress:

    Can be a bit tight for the longest vid cards (for the dual core ATI you need to remove a fan guard)
    Not many hard drive bays compared to other cases.
     
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    I am looking for a full tower case right now. I haven't seen any mid towers that scream out at me yet. Thank you though.
     
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    well classification of the size is misleading IMHO. While it makes the cut off for height to a mid tower, it offers everything you will find in cases that will be suggested, except maybe the possibility for a triple rad on the inside;)


    To each their own though:)
     
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    I just got my FT02 today. I love it. I have the fans set to low speed and it's a bit quieter than my Antec 1200 full of low speed Yate loons. Everything also seems to be running quite a bit cooler than in the Antec 1200. The FT02 is a really well designed case.

    The FT02 looks a lot better than my 1200 too. :D
     

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