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If you can find a HAF X around for that price (which shouldn't be impossible), that would be choice #1 for me.

Actually, you're Canadian..so here:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...OOLER%20MASTER
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I'd say the Phantom, although I don't have any personal experience with it. I don't think Corsairs prices are justifiable, but if you do go Corsair I would only recommend the 700D or 800D. Imo the 600 series just doesn't look nearly as good.
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
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.

*EDIT* Shipping is ridiculous for you Canucks.
Thanks, this is for a 2nd build, so I'm looking for cases that include fans ideally. Last time I made the mistake of spending extra on fans afterwards. So, my 690 II actually came to around $190 with fans.

So that's why I'm willing to do $160ish if it includes fans.
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I'd go 600t or A70F if it were me.
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I would go with the LIAN LI PC-A70F hands down. Just dont go near antec
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If you can find a HAF X around for that price (which shouldn't be impossible), that would be choice #1 for me.

Actually, you're Canadian..so here:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...OOLER%20MASTER
Holy crap, that may be the winner!

$170 as well? So at that price point it would be HAF X or A70F.

HAF X

A70F

I'm going to add a poll to decide.

+ rep to all

thanks!
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The HAF X I can almost guarantee wins from a feature standpoint. Has everything.

- Great included fans
- Black internal
- NON RESTRICTIVE DUST FILTERS
- Tons of space
- Excellent cable management
- Great mounting system for pretty much anything
- Included fans are quiet...hell, even if you add another 230mm fan, its still quiet
- 2 Hot swap bays

I'm not just saying all this cause I have one...I'm saying it cause its a great case...and if you can find it for even cheaper than I found it on a good canadian retailer, NCIX will pricematch it, cause they have the best customer support in Canada for online retailers.
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Fractal Design? :3
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Thanks, this is for a 2nd build, so I'm looking for cases that include fans ideally. Last time I made the mistake of spending extra on fans afterwards. So, my 690 II actually came to around $190 with fans.

So that's why I'm willing to do $160ish if it includes fans.
Spending $$$ on good aftermarket fans is a good thing. I have never had a case that came with good fans. MY CM 690II is filled up with Scythe S-Flex fans. Sooooo much better than the stock fans!
Also, you bought Noctuas, which, as far as price goes, are too beaucoup.

At $115 CAD, the PC-K63 is a great choice. It's well designed and built, and the tool-less PCI mechanism is the best in the industry. I say go for it!
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
The HAF X I can almost guarantee wins from a feature standpoint. Has everything.

- Great included fans
- Black internal
- NON RESTRICTIVE DUST FILTERS
- Tons of space
- Excellent cable management
- Great mounting system for pretty much anything
- Included fans are quiet...hell, even if you add another 230mm fan, its still quiet
- 2 Hot swap bays

I'm not just saying all this cause I have one...I'm saying it cause its a great case...and if you can find it for even cheaper than I found it on a good canadian retailer, NCIX will pricematch it, cause they have the best customer support in Canada for online retailers.
Thanks, this just became the #1 choice pretty much. Since I wouldn't have to buy fans, and that thing is a BEAST!

How many fans does it come with?

You got pics?

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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
Spending $$$ on good aftermarket fans is a good thing. I have never had a case that came with good fans. MY CM 690II is filled up with Scythe S-Flex fans. Sooooo much better than the stock fans!
Also, you bought Noctuas, which, as far as price goes, are too beaucoup.

At $115 CAD, the PC-K63 is a great choice. It's well designed and built, and the tool-less PCI mechanism is the best in the industry. I say go for it!
Thanks, this is also looking like a good option, and I will take into consideration the cost of fans, and see if that comes close to the HAF X.
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