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Hello, I am looking for a new big tower, and it needs to be good for cooling, any recomendations? I have 350$ to spend on it.

thx for hlep
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Silverstone TJ07.
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post #3 of 36
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is the Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower good?=)
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post #4 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stiven122 View Post
is the Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower good?=)
Not the best for air cooling stock.
    
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post #5 of 36
I say Silverstone RV02B-EW, or FT02. HAF series cases are good too.
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post #6 of 36
Anything but Antec case's! I like the CM690IIAdvanced case. If you want to spend more money look at the HAF case's, Corsair's are nice too
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post #7 of 36
I would recommend the HAF 9xx or X series from CoolerMaster for Air Cooling.
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post #9 of 36
Avoid Antec.

Good cases: CM 692. CM HAF X. Raven. FT02.

In standard cases, look for wide cases. No narrower than 200mm. This allows for full tower heatsinks and room behind the mb for cables.

In standard cases, look for two top fan positions. This allows you to use the front top one for air intake: cool air directly to the heatsink. Block off the rear position.

There are Lian Li and other high end aluminum cases that have no grill at the rear. This is best, because you can allow the air to simply flow out. No noise, no pressure build up.

Avoid negative pressure cases: they are vacuum cleaners without the bag.

So, sit down and think about airflow before you buy a case.
Edited by ehume - 5/3/11 at 6:21pm
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Avoid Antec.

Good cases: CM 692. CM HAF X. Raven. FT02.

In standard cases, look for wide cases. No narrower than 200mm. This allows for full tower heatsinks and room behind the mb for cables.

In standard cases, look for two top fan positions. This allows you to use the top one for air intake: cool air directly to the heatsink. Block off the rear position.

There are Lian Li and other high end aluminum cases that have no grill at the rear. This is best, because you can allow the air to simply flow out. No noise, no pressure build up.

Avoid negative pressure cases: they are vacuum cleaners without the bag.

So, sit down and think about airflow before you buy a case.
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