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What size case are you looking for?

If it's a mid tower then i would say the HAF 912 Plus or the CM 690 II Advanced would be the best bet in that price range.

If you want a full tower then look no further then the HAF-X!
size doesn't matter to me, what i'm looking for is airflow and what I said in the OP

haf x is almost twice my budget, so that's a No

would haf 912 be better than haf 922 in terms of airflow?
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theres the rreally ugly HAF cases
i like the looks of haf cases more than the cm690II. These little silver lines down the front REALLY throw me off... and the rounded edges...
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post #13 of 24
x2 for the HAF line, very good cases and very solid build quality. I just sold my 932 and I loved it.
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i like the looks of haf cases more than the cm690II. These little silver lines down the front REALLY throw me off... and the rounded edges...
I just picked up the Nvidia version of the CM690 II a couple weeks ago, I think it looks nicer then the standard version.
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I just picked up the Nvidia version of the CM690 II a couple weeks ago, I think it looks nicer then the standard version.
thats another option
could you tell me the if it has any improvements from the original CM690II?
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thats another option
could you tell me the if it has any improvements from the original CM690II?
none..its actualy a lesser case than the 690II or ad. its missing a side pannel fan location for GPU cooling. other than that is the same. Get the 690IIAD and a can of black paint, scuff up the crome strips and black them out its a perfect case for Airflow IMO. I chose it over a HAF case and an one happy camper with it
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post #17 of 24
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none..its actualy a lesser case than the 690II or ad. its missing a side pannel fan location for GPU cooling. other than that is the same. Get the 690IIAD and a can of black paint, scuff up the crome strips and black them out its a perfect case for Airflow IMO. I chose it over a HAF case and an one happy camper with it
Thanks

Another question: what fans to go with for the best airflow? Green/black or orange/black theme would be great. They don't have to be dead silent but I don't want Jumbo Jet engines either. I also need them as cheap as possible without sacrificing much of the said qualities.
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post #18 of 24

Maybe you would like the Lancool k-62, its very similar to the 690-II in terms of space, features, cable management and airflow but has a different look you might like.


edit: The CM Sniper also has great airflow
And I also recommend the NZXT Phantom, this case can support 3 200mm fans and also has a built in fan controller, each of the 5 channels can support up to 20w.
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 5/3/11 at 3:40am
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Hi guys need help on buying a cheap case but any case that has better cable managment then this case,
I do work experience at this place and they suggest the Antect Three Hundred:

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=50136
one Hundered:
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=30263
Which one should i get do either of them have the cable management holes next to the mobo? so i can place my wires behind the mobo tray? Thanks guys im a newbie to cable managment and cases altogether.
post #20 of 24
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well, i think that any of the cases that have been recommended in this thread are at least good at cable management.

As for me, i think i will go with the cm690ii advanced, but then i have to decide whether to take the NE (due to how i like its looks) or the original version (due to the side panel with space for gpu cooling fans). The only thing left is choosing the fans and about that I asked a few posts up
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