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Myself and 2 friends are dorming together at college and we're all building rigs when Bulldozer comes out.

I'm the only one that knows anything about building and I've decided that I'm getting an FT03 and I've been looking at cases to recommend them that are smaller and will take up less room in our dorms.

So far I'm considering the NZXT Vulcan, the IN WIN Dragon Slayer and the Fractal Arc Midi Tower. The Fractal is probably out of the price range for either of them, but the former are looking pretty good.

Anyone have any experience with either case or have recommendations for other cases?
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23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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post #2 of 6
Sweet, Im a college student as well, building my own PCs when I have time...I'd probably recommend the cooler master scout. Its smaller than most mid tower and also has handles. Besides, it looks so bad ass. One con is the graphic card length, it could only fit up to 10.5" cards. Don't forget that. However, this fall, I might switch over to a 600t SE but the cooler master was good for my first semester in college. Anyways, good luck with your builds.
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Sweet, Im a college student as well, building my own PCs when I have time...I'd probably recommend the cooler master scout. Its smaller than most mid tower and also has handles. Besides, it looks so bad ass. One con is the graphic card length, it could only fit up to 10.5" cards. Don't forget that. However, this fall, I might switch over to a 600t SE but the cooler master was good for my first semester in college. Anyways, good luck with your builds.
thanks ill recommend this one also
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i7 2600k @ 4.5gHz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB 
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16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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post #5 of 6
if you don't mind mATX:
Antec P180 mini
Aerocool M40
Aerocool QX2000
TT Armor SFF
Lian-Li PC-V352

ATX+LCD combo
Chenming BL-01


not quite the typical cases I guess. I'm still kind of on a SFF binge haha
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
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Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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post #6 of 6
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Those are all ATX though, im looking to save some space.
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i7 2600k @ 4.5gHz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Desk Logitech X-540 5.1 Audiotechnica ATH-M50s 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k @ 4.5gHz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Desk Logitech X-540 5.1 Audiotechnica ATH-M50s 
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