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#1
hi, im getting rid of my current cosmos 1000 case a custom water loop and gfx card (in sig) and going back to air and am stuck in picking one of the three following cases and can't choose

CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13772

or

Fractal Design Define R2 Titanium Grey
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1055&products_id=13796

or

CoolerMaster HAF 922 With Window
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=11754

the system will be squeezing in a xfx 5870, corsair hx 1000w psu and a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cpu cooler, the rest of the specs (cpu ram mobo ect) are in my sig

im just after some comments/ thoughts to help tip the ballance...
 
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#2
My vote goes to the Fractal Design R2, because its a much less popular case than the CM one. However, I have not used either so I cannot comment on the quality or the ease of use.
 
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#3
added another case to the list

CoolerMaster HAF 922 With Window
 
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#4
The CM690 is an awesome case, have been slowly dumping all my Antec 300/900 for CM690s. That Fractal R2 looks like a Antec 182 clone.
 
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I'd go for the HAF or the Fractal. I really like the interior of the Fractal, lots of HDD Bays and a very nice cable management system.
 
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CoolerMaster HAF 922 With Window.
 

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I like the fractal then the CM690, the HAF comes in last. Hate the look :(
 
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I'd do with the CM 690 II. I dislike the look of both the other cases.
 
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Fractal Design for sure. Best looking and it's a solid case.
 
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thanks fir the input, the Fractal Design Define R2 is what i decided on and it will be here in just over 12 hrs.
 
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#12
I think I'd go with the Fractal. It's as stylish as a Lian Li without the killer pricetag. The other two are also nice. If you don't go with the R2, second choice would be the 690 II as I think you'll get more for the price with that than with the HAF.
 
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#13
imo a very good choice. Even though I haven't heard of the Fractal Design R2 before, it seems like a very nice case. It has that sleek look that I love so much.