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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by b82rez, May 5, 2010.

  1. b82rez New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm building a new PC at the end of June, I have all the parts worked out that I want but I seem to be stuck on what case to get. I've looked high and low but can't seem to find anything that suits my liking/budget.

    I need something with the following:

    • Good cooling (Kinda like the cooling on the HAF 932...)
    • Full tower case (or enough room to work in atleast)
    • Black interior would be nice but it's not a must
    • Case has to be less than $220 Australian (Check www.staticice.com.au for pricing)

    I was looking at the HAF 932 but I don't like the look of the inside (which I guess doesn't matter that much), I like the look of the Fractual Design R2 but reviews tell me it lacks in cooling even with aftermarket fans.....Corsair 800D would be a dream case but cost far to much.

    Apart from that I'm not sure what I should get. Any ideas?

    Cheers
    b82rez
     
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    CM 690 II advanced
     
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    That CM 690 II advanced looks quite nice, whats it like room wise? Does it fit long graphics cards with a breeze? :laugh:
     
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    it wont fit a 5970 unless you have a mb with a bottom pci-e slot and you remove the bottom hd cage thingie

    other than that its quite spacy, but not a monster like the 800D,

    this is mine http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2464.html

    it will fit a 5870 inside, but no longer than that if you dont remove the hd cage
     
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    Wow, nice rig man. Looks very neat and tidy. I just watched a video review on this case...it looks like a keeper. Thanks for the info. :toast:
     
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    look in this thread http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=106242

    it has a list of cases that has the room for ex 5870

    np bro, i loved it, but i sold it again, im tired of all the bling bling thing with lights and what not, but its a great case for the price, prob. the there is so far
     
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    Yeah if I buy that case. (which I think I will) first thing I'm doing is changing the stock fans..I can't stand the bling bling thing either...
    Haha, Unfortunately I'm stuck with a 'bling bling' Thermalcrap case..Hahaha:banghead:
     
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    one good thing though, you can press a button on the top that turns of the blue light int the front fan

    and thats the only fan with lights in it, and the other fans are quite good imo
     
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    What Don said. I have the original CM 690, and the CM 690 II is nothing but improvements on the original. They are GREAT cases. Fantastic airflow.

    Here's a link to my CM 690.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Silverstone raven series ... both rv01 and rv02 are just awesome ... :rockout:

    unique stack cooling design ... have seen huge differences in temps when compared to other cases (in reviews)

    Here's a video review of rv02
     
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    I agree with AFW as well, here i will link you to them, :toast:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_608&products_id=8745 - Raven 1

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_608&products_id=12255 - Raven 2
     
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    I also have the CM690II Advanced and can only say great things about it. First thing I did was remove all of the fans and replace them with Xiggy 120mms. I modded the top switch to turn my (white) CCFL on and off. Great case. My only complaint is that the top and front dust filters are a (insert obsenity here) to remove. I ended up just removing the front/top panels, which are a breeze to remove, and blowing them out backwards. Great case, cable management is excellent, and I like the Dual GPU holder thing.

    Good Luck :toast:
     
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    The Obsidian 800D is definitely what you want, I think you should just save up for it. It's worth it!:rockout:
     
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    Looks like someone beat be to it!

    No seriously the 690 II advanced is just full of win for under $100.
     
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    Thanks for all your input guys. I have chosen to go with the CM 690 II Adv. It really is the best case for its price by the looks of it. :)
     
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    FT02 lmao
     
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    If you work for Goldman Sachs then get the Corsair 800D:laugh: J/K.

    I'm a 690 owner and the mods I did to my case are pretty much what are already done on the 690 II Advanced which is the only reason why I don't have a 690 II Advanced.
     
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