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post #1 of 8
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First off I would like to introduce myself. I am a 100% Newbie Custom/OCer. I have watched the forums for over a year now here and there, but never had much to say so I never registered. BTW Sick Cases guys! wow!

I have built myself 2 computers, but this will be my first go at custom!! Yeah Me!


Ok to the point!

I am looking for a new case! It has to hopefully have as many of these featurs as possible.

Aluminum (Lighter Weight)
Cable Management
Possibly easy to tear down (Looking to do custom paint job!)
Air flow (Cool is Good)
Something you think would look sweet customed out!
Under or close to $150! ($100 is better!)

I don't have anything in return for your thoughts, but I will do pictures!!
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Intel 320 SSD Hybrid XT HP Crapola' Windows 7 Ultimate 
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3x LA2306x Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750 CM690 II 
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Naga Razor 
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post #2 of 8
You looking for a mid or full tower case?
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Samsung 850 evo Hitachi 2TB 7200rpm asus dvd drives/lg blueray drive XSPC Rasa cpu block rs240+rx240 
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Windows 7 64bit 23.5in Acer GD235HZ 120Hz logitech g510 Thermaltake 850w 80+ 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 Logitech G500 Steelseries cloth pad Logitech X530 5.1 
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post #3 of 8
i'd recommend the silver stone TJ04B for aluminum finish inside and a nice window to look at your components. or the Xigmatek ASGARD II since its super duper light! and also look at the COOLER MASTER Centurion 534. the last two cases are the cheaper ones but they're all aluminum and are at a reasonable price for first build. let me know what you think.
post #4 of 8
Here are some cases, these aren't aluminum but you can mod them.

HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225
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post #5 of 8
I bought a CM 690 II Advanced for my (for now) dead system bubble
and in my opinion this is really great case lots of places to put fans, looks really sweet, great cable managament, and it's cheap.
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I have a CM 690 as well, its heavy as ****. I like the look, but I had a slight misunderstanding with the side panels and now am without them. If only I still had them. I really like the Full tower HAF X, but being that it is $200 bucks id have little money left to even MOD it out. So sad .


I'm thinking about black and ford racing type blue as colors...
My Beast!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Pro eVGA 760ti Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Intel 320 SSD Hybrid XT HP Crapola' Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x LA2306x Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750 CM690 II 
MouseMouse Pad
Naga Razor 
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My Beast!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Pro eVGA 760ti Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Intel 320 SSD Hybrid XT HP Crapola' Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x LA2306x Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750 CM690 II 
MouseMouse Pad
Naga Razor 
  hide details  
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post #7 of 8
Silverstone Fortress FT02.
post #8 of 8
if you want to Mod, why not go with something clean and simple?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112238
Lian Li is a very high quality brand, cheap, almost 30$ under budget, and really clean and simple looking, alot of room for modifications!
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