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Corsair 650D vs Antec 902 v3

post #1 of 22
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Well the title pretty much says it, im torn between two cases, which do you like best?

The Corsair 650D- look sooooo clean and has a nice window and cable management, priced around 200.

Corsair 650D

or

The Antec 902 v3- Has superior cooling compared to the 650D ( i think?) has a sweet look to it and a side window mod makes it a nice choice. Priced around 160 with window mod (done by me).

Antec 902 V3

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SroKo2k74g"]Side window mod[/ame]
Skip to 7:37 to see finished product

I just want/need some opinions, what case do you prefer and why?
Edited by 10halec - 5/8/11 at 1:18am
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post #2 of 22
650D BY FAR.

Antec's build quality is TERRIBLE, all they do is FALL APART.

Go for the 650D, superior design, superior features & superior quality!
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The only thing im worried about with the 650 is the ability to cool it on air, i hear its not very nice to the air ):
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by 10halec;13426313 
The only thing im worried about with the 650 is the ability to cool it on air, i hear its not very nice to the air ):

its fine.

you can always buy the ATCS 840 which has 3x 230mm fans which are AMAZING.

tbh if you want the best air cooling case then:
RV01
RV02
RV02-E
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post #5 of 22
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im a fan of how the 650D looks inside and out, so if it will cool fine then im a-okay
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post #6 of 22
Definitely go the 650D. Reasons:

- Better cable management
- Removable hard drive cages (essentially more airflow)
- Better build quality
- More elegant and modern look
- Cleaner finish

As far as airflow goes you should be fine. 2 x 200mm fans are plenty and if you want more you can put a 140mm in the bottom of the case. Also don't forget that you can remove one of the hard drive cages which will dramatically improve airflow of the front 200mm fan.

All in all 650D is better option.
post #7 of 22
650d.

Mine's on air with great temps.

I love it.
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post #8 of 22
650D by far the better choice. Build quality is better.
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post #9 of 22
Agreed, antec misses realy a good cable management feature, Go for the 650D for sure smile.gif
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post #10 of 22
I just bought a 650D to replace my 900. It is still on backorder from amazon though.

Cable management seems to be so much better and just how much easier it will be to work with. I am very excited.
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