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#1
hi guys.
im going to get a brand new case for the new year!
well not exactly new year, maybe two or three weeks after..

my budget is about 100-120USD
i want, good airflow, all black interior, silent, fan controller, and awesome cable management.

this is my list so far
NZXT Tempest EVO
Xigmatek Utgard
Xigmatek Pantheon
Cooler Master HAF912
Cooler Master 690-II Advanced
NZXT Phantom ( a bit overbudget, but i think i can get that if its worth it)

any more ideas and suggestions?
 
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#2
Don't bother with the phantom. It's already out of your budget and the airflow isn't good until you spend more money on fans. I'd narrow it down to the tempest, the Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP or the utgard with 2 or 3 140s.
 
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#4
I was planning on suggesting the Corsair 600T but it's over budget.

:(

What about the Panzerbox?
 
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#5
The Airflow in the Phantom is great. And considering the Corsair Graphite 600T is also a good idea.
 
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#6
the 600T is 190USD here.
so, i think not..
i leaning towards the phantom or the utgard or the tempest EVO
and i have spare NZXT 120mm white blade fans here,
so, what do you think?
and it have to fit an HDT-S1284
 

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Ive always loved the 690 II advanced
 
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When we techies spend money we always seem to skimp on the case. I say spend more on the case and dont look back. The Silverstone Fortress FT02 is awesome. It's a quiet, beautifully understated beast with brilliant thermals. My GTX 580 idles at about 35 degrees and my cpu at about the same (oc'd to 3.6).

SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum...

Coolest mobo orientation in the multiverse!
 
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for that price i have to sell all of my system..
thanks but no thanks..
:toast:
 
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how about the airflow on the 690 II Adv.?

Thermaltake Element G seems promising too..
 
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#12
Why does everyone say the phantom airflow is good? Every review I've seen where it was actually pitted against other cases found it seriously lacking. Needs about $40 in fans to get it's intended airflow. He can have the same airflow for at least $60 less money. Spending that much he might as well get a haf-x.
 
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the CM690 II Advanced is my fav out of the ones you listed next is the HAF912.
 

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The Xigmatek Utgard has it all for 60 bucks and room for a big wc setup. I pick one up and love it well built plan to add a full wc setup with a 240 rad uptop and a 340 in front:rockout: you will have to pay over 120 to get all this has imho. here is a pic of my setup.
 
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Phantoms a good case and is currently on sale for $99 with free shipping..

Link
 
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I know I kinda whore this thing out, but the CM690 II Advanced is an awesome case. It has great airflow (room for 8 120mm fans or 4 120mm fans and 4 140mm fans), lots of room and great cable management. Buy it. :D
 
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By default, the cooling performance of a CM690 II Advance is actually quite poor. However, removing the removable hard drive cage or adding at least two more fans would increase the airflow in the case by a lot.
Out of your list I would pick the CM690 II Advanced
 
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By default, the cooling performance of a CM690 II Advance is actually quite poor. However, removing the removable hard drive cage or adding at least two more fans would increase the airflow in the case by a lot.
Out of your list I would pick the CM690 II Advanced
What he said. I took my cage out and added 3 more fans and the difference was enormous.
 
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wow thanks for the info..
im getting more tempted to get the 690 II adv. and it has great features too, (sata dock)
but i gotta get another fan controller for the fans

keep the suggestions coming
 
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#22
okay.
i've narrowed it down to

NZXT Tempest EVO
Xigmatek Utgard
Lian Li PC-K62
CM 690 II Advanced

Which is the best?
 
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I loved my PC-K62. Had great airflow and the easiest cable management in any case I've owned.
 

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+1 to Lancool PC-k62 (y)
 

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Out of the narrowed down list, CM 690 II Advanced. Definitely.