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    das müffin mann New Member

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    im kinda looking at getting a new case, i want something that is a bit spacious (enough room for crossfire) i really hate blue leds i think they are over used and get old really fast
    i was looking and these caught my eye, i feel its time for a change from my old case, i don't want to spend any more than $90, any suggestions and input would be helpful

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144156
    i like the fact that i really have not seen to many red cases, granted i would get rid of the blue led crap

    then theres this one
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16811156078
    i like the fact that its green, i don't like the text but thats easily fixable, dirk tooth ?!?!?!?

    i like this one because its simplistic(of course i would get rid of blue fan)
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16811119137
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    I'd go for the cool master mainly for the roominess xD
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    all Mid Towers are not very spacious, I would definitely go with the Cooler Master 690 it's Cold Rolled Steel, Mount up to 9 Fans (Mod), has probably the best Cable Management System in a Mid Tower and Newegg just started selling the 690 Side Panel which finally made it to North America and Sold out in like 2 minutes.

    X-Cruiser only supports 80mm fans which cannot be controlled individualy, door is hard to open and blocks intake, material is flimsy, oem clearance, gauges, spacers.

    a Friend has a Smilodon but I don't know much about that Case except it's something Lou Ferrigno would use.

    - Christine
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    ya that cruiser didn't look like the sturdiest thing in the world, ive managed to find some very spacious mid tower cases, like the rosewill i currently have
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    for you youngins that don't know who Lou Ferrigno is he is Incredible Hulk :p

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    +1 here also.

    The cable management sells it for me, getting those cables out the way is part of a good cooling solution. Plus i think the case looks slick, subtle but slick
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    the Cooler master definitely. It has better cooling options(more fan locations, cable management, mesh front and top panels)

    I love my Centurion 5 and have been thinking about the 690
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    around christmas time on xpbargains some places like microcenter and mwave had the Cooler Master 690 for $17-35 MIR, it will casually drop to $60 on sale unlike it's rival the Antec 900 which I think has been $100 for over 12 months on newegg?

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    the 900 likes to be a dick and not sell its self for less ;), i'm thinking the coolmaster is the route i may go
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    Fair play that case looks very sweet! I dont like all this over the top wings and holes that look like jet engine cases. KISS (keep it simple stupid) thats what i think
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    You'll be happiest with the Coolermaster out of these three pics.
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    That Coolermaster CM 690 i have been looking at but make sure to get the version with the better top, i mean the one with holes on the top for better airflow.
    It comes with a few fans and the psu is bottom mounted so that is a plus. Plenty of space and cooling option i also think it has water cooling holes for tubing. Its a good midrange case but for me its a bit much £50 and i choose a new mouse and ram instead of a case.
    I would mount the PSU so that the fan blows out the bottom to eliminate the PSU from the airflow, if you have a good PSU it wont heat up much when the fan is blowing out of the bottom of the case.

    The CM 690 is a good case but that new case looks like a beast it look like the old centurion 5 but new and improved.

    I like the simple design of the Coolermaster 690.

    PS. It fits long cards perfectly and is built for sli or crossfire.

    EDIT : Im waiting for the Centurion 590 then whatever is cheaper ill get.
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    Das, your best bet if your looking for a case right now is the Cooler Master! You'll find that it will have enough room for everything and a kat! lol.. Its your best bet IMO
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    My vote goes in for the Centurion 5 or Antec 900, both are decently roomy. But out of those 3 the Smilodon is pretty nice.
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    Ive never liked the Antec 900 ugly looking things. And everyone seems to have one.i guess i like been different.
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    First time I ever saw a Antec 900 it was covered in dust/food crumbs/cat hair/finger prints/ and stickers... ever since then every time I see a Antec 900 mentioned I remember that case and just shudder xD

    Plus they are two common lol
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    lol i know what u mean m8 i suppose they are good for cooling but i think just a bit OTT.
    When somone puts one in the case gallery i just cant vote on them anymore because its always just another antec 900 like the many others.
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    there you go.. Das, if you don't want common, go with a cosmos! my system has enough space to put two mini atx boards it it and it has so much more room! lol
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    Oh I know what you guys are saying, but they work flawless. Tried and trued for airflow and just roomy enough. ;)
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    Dont matter how many fans you have air cooling will only go so far and then its down to water. To me a 120mm on the front. a 80mm on the side. and a 120mm or 80mm on the back is sufficient as long as you dont restrict airflow.
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    9 120s is what you need lol

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