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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
Those Antec Case's arent worthy when put next to the CM690II(I own a Antec 900 and hated it..all of it...) I have seen many a build use Gelid Green UV fans in custom builds. Here is a Orange/Black fan. Also you can get a Side window pannel from CM(or make your own for cheap!) that allows one 120mm fan to be used for pretty cheap too.

Also, I didnt want to scare you away from the Nvidia edition case, the lack of side fan cane be delt with in a few ways. First step is to remove your PCI slot covers or replace them with Mesh slot covers, that will help vent some heat out of the back of the case, I recomend doing this to ANY case you use. Next would be to hang a fan off the back of the HDD cage, pointed at the GPU in question. Pair that with a bottom intake fan infront of the PSU and you'll have plenty of fresh air and cooling for your card. If thats not enough do to the Nvidia side pannel, and use one of the Green UV fans and have a pretty sick looking set up!

Lastly, If your going to go through the troubble of decking out a case with nice fans, I would strongly suggest you look at a Fan Controller. It will save you from having to run all your fans at full blast. for the 690II I found the Rheosmart. It comes in two flavors, 3 knob and 6 knob. Its smart feature realy works if you use a PWM fan on the CPU cooler. Both can hold an absurde amount of fans per channel, so you could run 6 of the UV fan's with the 3 knob guy, + 2 PWM fans for the cooler! Best of all the look like they where made for the case, the mesh is almost a perfect fit, and the little chrome accents on the knobs blend in nice with the crome strips Hope this helps!

P.S. I realy think the Nvidia 690II with the MNPC side fan mod would look sick with green UF fans and some extra lighting inside the case!
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Thank You SO much KhaoticKomputing for a constructive and Very helpful post! rep +

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I'm surely going to use at least some of them.
I really want to go with the NE version, because for me those little details that it changes make a huge difference in appearance and as you say there are some ways which can help me improve my gpu cooling.

Thanks to you again and to everyone who has constructively contributed to this thread!
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Thank You SO much KhaoticKomputing for a constructive and Very helpful post! rep +

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I'm surely going to use at least some of them.
I really want to go with the NE version, because for me those little details that it changes make a huge difference in appearance and as you say there are some ways which can help me improve my gpu cooling.

Thanks to you again and to everyone who has constructively contributed to this thread!
Glad we could all help you out some The more I think about the the CM690IINV case with the GPU fan mods would be pretty slick I'm planning my side window mod, going to make my own
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I suggest you take a look at some of the cases Silverstone has to offer, as well as looking for some cases Silverstone discontinued but some online retailers still carry.
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