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#1
Ok, so my hardware wants a new home (i.e. a new case), also the cable management in my current case is a joke.. That is the another reason for a new case.
I'm a bit limited, not by the cash, but what they have in store.

What I would like is your opinion of the following cases, if you know anything about them, maybe own one of them, heat buildup inside case, why to pick that one, cable management etc..

  • BitFenix Survivor Core (black)
  • Aerocool Syclone 2 (red only)
  • Aerocool Strike-X GT
  • Aerocool Strike-X Advance (White or red, only few left)
  • NZXT Tempest 410 Elite
  • NZXT Tempest 210
  • Fractal Design Defien R3 (White only)
  • SilverStone Precision PS06B-A
  • Lian-Li V351B

Note: I have read some of the reviews of several cases, some made by TPU, but I'm asking others for their opinion aswell.
 
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Go Corsair if you can find it @ your Store.
 
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#2
The Fractal Design R4 is out or is that not in your price range? Id go for that over the R3 but Corsair cases are excellent so if you can look at them.
 

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Fractal Design gets my vote. Partly becuase they are just plain good cases, plus they look great.
 

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Another vote for the Design R3.
 

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Fractal Design gets my vote. Partly becuase they are just plain good cases, plus they look great.
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I have a Fractal Define Mini and an R4 (both are the black versions). They are both excellent cases (heavy too!) and I consider them in the same build class as my Silverstone Fortress (FT-01 model) but at 1/2 the price. :toast:

Another case to consider is/are the Corsair 550 and 650D... both are solid well built cases ;)

FYI- A forum member is selling a 650D here (not sure what area you are from?)

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2789014&postcount=1
 
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The R3 is one of the best cases I've had the ability to work with. A lovely, well thought out case.
 
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My vote is for Fractal Design too. Awesome build quality but at like half the price then most. And also just nice looking case all around i personally own the Define R4 Black version and love it
 
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i can only speak from what I own, but the Antec P280 is a awesome case. Cable management is easy, tons of fans, and its quiet as heck.
 
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Others were quicker than me to respond, but Fractal Design baby all the way!
 
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Yeah, that's what I thought.. The guy at the local hardware store said the same thing about the Fractal Design case. That's the reason they have so few left of them..

I'll send him an e-mail and tell them to keep one for me, so after xmas I can buy one.

He actually said I should get the Silverstone Temjin TJ11B-W, but after he said the price.. I was like :twitch: He did show one they had for a customer, it was so damn nice, but uh, for that price tag I have to sell my soul first!
 

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I have a NZXT Tempest 410 Elite and I love it!
 
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Assuming the parts you're putting in it are the ones in your system specs, then I suggest the Fractal Define R4. As it has all these features covered (Cooling/Cable Management/Expandibility/Noise Reduction) so it only depends on whether or not you like the look.
 
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I have a NZXT Tempest 410 Elite and I love it!
There is a guy down the street, he sells a white NZXT Phantom, in dollars it would be around $50. Good or bad case??


It's missing 3 fans, two 120 and the 200mm.. Also something with the sidepanel, it's difficult to close it he said.
Perhaps I could lower the price then?
 
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I think that is a good deal if you like the looks of the case.
 
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Fractal Design Define R3
 
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Yeah, looks like I'll have to stick with the Define R3, that guy who was selling the NZXT doesn't even answer.. Well up to him. I could have bought it yesterday..
 
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Better something like this

Obsidian 650D and C70 Vengeance






Fractal Desegin is little monotonous if leave everything same.
CORSAIR is better...
 
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You see I know to choose excellent things...
Why to go on Fractal when Fractal don't have chemistry like CORSAIR and become monotonous.

You don't need to repaint immediately. You can choose white now that is IN and than go on black because black is always IN or you can wait little, people probably search for that Gunmetal Color, it's realy excellent but Obsidian 650D/800D have priority for me. Only that two. C70 Vengeance is better than 550D if you ask me.
CORSAIR missed train to launch maybe first on market cubic design I suggest before 1.5 year.
Immediately when I saw first big cubic design and I have feal that will become IN for ATX and mATX case but bigger than Sugo and little CM Elite 120 Advanced.
Lian-Li and CM is first but CORSAIR would be better... I have strong feeling.
Size similar HAF XB... modern but with Obsidian note but possibile and for ATX form factor.
 
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The 550D will fit a Rad in the top. The C70 will not
 
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If you don't have any other options my vote is going also for the Fractal Design R3 though i don't really like white cases.

Is there an option for an R4 or Arc Midi Tower? Personally I love the Fractal Arc Midi ... if i didn't had found a decent G5 case ... i'll be holding my parts in that one right now