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Which air cooling case would you recommend for $160 and under ( ideally ) up to $200 max Canadian?

Considering:

Antec 1200 - $159

Corsair 600T - $159 + $25 Rebate

Also looking for a NZXT Phantom in Canada for $140, like it is on NE.com.

And, also looking at:
Antec 193 - $199

LIAN LI PC-A70F - $170.99

Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 - $105

And of course a great case under $100
CM 690 II Advanced

Any others I should be looking at?
Edited by 2010rig - 5/14/11 at 3:04pm
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any Lian Li case is going to be uber high quality, do you need a full ATX tower? if you dropped down to a mid, you might find more Lian Li's to choose from.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811112239
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650d or Azza Hurrican.
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I can definitely do with a mid, are the Lian LI's cases generally quieter?

I'll most likely only have 2 - 3 internal drives. 1 SSD + 2 HDD's.

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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
650d or Azza Hurrican.
I will consider those as well.

Thanks +rep
Edited by 2010rig - 5/14/11 at 3:07pm
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they are relatively quiet, i am always looking for silence though... which is probably a pipe dream. i am running 4 stock Lian Li case fans, and 1 CPU fan and my case is still pretty quiet by gaming standards.

the aluminum does a great job at regulating temps and their craftsmanship is second to none... i was really blown away by the build quality
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Cool, on my last case, I ended up spending $100 in Noctua fans, since I couldn't return the case, before considering higher price cases.

I'd like a nice looking case that already comes with fans, and is relatively quiet.

What do you think of this one?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-320-_-Product
Edited by 2010rig - 5/14/11 at 3:12pm
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post #7 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
Cool, on my last case, I ended up spending $100 in Noctua fans, since I couldn't return the case, before considering higher price cases.

I'd like a nice looking case that already comes with fans, and is relatively quiet.

What do you think of this one?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-320-_-Product
looks to have some great features:

1. front USB 3.0 port for flash drives
2. front eSata port for Hard Drives
3. painted interior is nice
4. personally I am a fan of side windows
5. lots of cooling
6. if you dig blue, sweet color scheme
7. their tool-less drive system and card slots are epic good

it will be a touch on the heavy side since it is steel, but looks like a sweet deal. it got 5 eggs from every review, that aint bad...

of course I am a Lian Li fanboy, but for good reason... their quality is unmatched that I have seen.
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post #8 of 28
I know it was already recommended, but go for that Corsair 650D.
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post #9 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indigo995 View Post
I know it was already recommended, but go for that Corsair 650D.
Thanks, it's $209 + $45 shipping, is the extra justifiable over the Lian Li cases?

I'm considering this one right now for $129.99 + $20 Shipping.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-320-_-Product

As it also comes with:

1 x 120mm Blue LED Rear Fan
2 x 140mm Blue LED Front Fans
2 x 140mm Top Fans
Edited by 2010rig - 5/14/11 at 3:59pm
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You should also take a close look at the Fractal Design cases. Define R3 is mid size and Define XL is full size - http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=2...fractal+design

NZXT Phantom is another good choice - http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=2-104&q=phantom

The Lian Li PC-K63, as well as the other Lancool series cases are excellent. The only problem I see is that you are looking for some silence, so I would suggest avoiding cases with a lot of mesh and large openings. Then again, with all your Noctua fans, you have the option of running them on the included voltage restrictors should you want to quiet them down.
Also, the included fans on the PC-K63 aren't that great.

*EDIT* Shipping is ridiculous for you Canucks.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 5/14/11 at 4:05pm
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