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The Perfect Case For Me

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#1
Hey,
I have an Antec SOLO right now, and although I love it, I need more room for other components, so I might need to get a new case. I have:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @ 2.66ghz (currently cooled with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro)
4GB DDR2 1066mhz (2x1GB Corsair Dominator, 2x1GB Kingston HyperX)
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 512MB (EVGA)
2 Samsung 1TB HDD's, 1 Maxtor 500GB HDD
Corsair 750W PSU
Samsung DVD Writer w/ Lightscribe
Auzentech DTS-Xplosion PCI Soundcard
TI Pinnacle Firewire Card

I also have a NorthQ Siberian Tiger that I'd like to install as well. It doesn't fit in the Antec case because of the reservoirs. I know it's not a serious high end WC solution, but I bought it because it cools better than my current cooler and I got a pretty good deal on it.

I was thinking the Antec P183 case. I didn't want to go for the P193 because I don't want extra fans. The NZXT Hush would've worked, but again, it's unfortunately too small. What do you guys think? Are there any cases I'm overlooking?
Thank You!
 

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#2
NZXT M59 is a good case that the PSU mounts on the bottom and it has holes for water cooling in the back.



 
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#3
The Lancool PC-K62 offers the same without that brutally ugly front end.
 
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#4
I like how that actually put black on the back of the case, i hate seing an awesome high end full tower case and u see at the back all plain looking steel or aluminum, but yeah that case looks pretty awesome, the front aint too bad!
 

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#5
LOL @ don

I like the front end! it makes me think of transformers
 
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#6
budget?
 
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#7
I went from the Antec Solo to the Cooler Master 690 and have not once looked back. Tremendous amount of room and fun to mod:) Right now Newegg has it @ 69.99. If your not into the curves then check out the Cooler Master 590 which is basically a 690 w/o the curves.
 

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#8
I dont know what your budget is, but I do have a nice assortment of cases for sale. Click the link in my sig if you care to look at what I currently have.

On a side not, and as suggested above, it will be much easier for us to help you with brand new cases if we know a price cap for your purchase.
 
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#9
Wow, thanks for all the answers so quickly!

My water cooler is all internal, so it doesn't actually need any pipes going out of the computer.

My budget is about $100, but spending less is always a plus.

sneekypeet, how quiet are those cases you have? I've used the Cooler Master 922, and I thought it was just a tad too loud for my tastes.
 

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#10
Both the AzzA and the Scythe are more silent when running:D
 
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Case Cooler Master HAF 912
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#11
Hm, I like the AzzA case for all the room, and the Scythe is certainly tempting as well. I'd really prefer to sell my SOLO before I buy a case though. I haven't been here long enough to post yet haha, but yeah once I can for sure get that off my hands I'll consider it sneekypeet :)