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Budget 100€ with shipping (140 us dollars if you convert it, but keep in mind PC parts in europe are more expensive)

I'd like to buy it via amazon.de because shipping is free (saving 15-20 euros there!)

Looking for:
High Air Flow
Dust filter
good Cable management
all fans preinstalled or link to optional fans [needs to fit in my budged /w the case & shipping ]
Psu at bottom if possible.


Midi-High size
things that need to fit in (excluded small things like ram/cpu):
Noctua NH-D14
ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB
Corsair 650 tx v2
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB, SATA II (HD103SJ)
1x ssd

Noise doesnt really matter for me, I only use overear headset while @pc and i am at least 8 metres away while doing something else.
I dont care about looks + leds, but i'm happy to take them if the price is ok (but I dont want a white or red main color(highlights in those colors are ok tho))

Tempest Evo looks nice but it's kinda small, NH-D14 just fits in w/o touching the side of the case.
Edited by brolly - 5/22/11 at 1:52pm
    
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Haf x, albeit a bit big for your tastes...but includes all your features. ALTHOUGH, the HAF X is really one of the smaller full towers on the market.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brolly;13598074 
Budged 100€ with shipping (140 us dollars if you convert it, but keep in mind PC parts in europe are more expensive)

I'd like to buy it via amazon.de because shipping is free (saving 15-20 euros there!)

Looking for:
High Air Flow
Dust filter
good Cable management
all fans preinstalled (i wont install extra ones)


Midi-High size
things that need to fit in (excluded small things like ram/cpu):
Noctua NH-D14
ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB, SATA II (HD103SJ)
1x ssd

I dont care about looks + leds, but i'm happy to take them if the price is ok (but I dont want a white or red main color(highlights in those colors are ok tho))

Tempest Evo looks nice but it's kinda small, NH-D14 just fits in w/o touching the side of the case.


tell me if you want more details.

Why won't you install aftermarket fans? I find that most cases do not come with fans for each fan slot. Furthermore, I find the stock fans to be vastly inferior to any aftermarket fan (dBA & CFM). It is also easy to install.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie310;13598096 
Why won't you install aftermarket fans? I find that most cases do not come with fans for each fan slot. Furthermore, I find the stock fans to be vastly inferior to any aftermarket fan (dBA & CFM). It is also easy to install.

My experience is very small, my budget as well.

If you suggest me a Case + Fans for it what meet my other criteras and fit in my budged: sure i'm up for it!

/edit changed title + criteria
Edited by brolly - 5/22/11 at 1:34pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brolly;13598157 
My experience is very small, my budget as well.

If you suggest me a Case + Fans for it what meet my other criteras and fit in my budged: sure i'm up for it!

/edit changed title + criteria

The HAF 922 is a decent case for the price. You can add a 200mm sidefan (or 2x120mm sidefans) and a 140mm bottom fan. Not 100% sure if the 200mm sidefan will fit w/your cpu HS/fan. For fans, it all depends on how much airflow vs. noise you want. What I do is buy the high CFM fans cuz you can always hook it up to the MOBO and reduce the RPMs if it's too loud. That way, you have an option of increasing RPM if needed.
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dont really care about noise as long i don't hear it trough over-ear headset while hearing some music.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brolly;13598348 
dont really care about noise as long i don't hear it trough over-ear headset while hearing some music.

Well, the case comes with front 200mm, top 200mm, and back 120mm fans. If I were you, I would buy the extra side & bottom fans later. You may not even need extra cooling.

The antec 902 has fan filters too + fan controls. I actually think HAF 922 has better cable management and more room. But, the antec 902 more customizable airflow (fan speed control & you can change the location of the front intakes to wherever you want). The Lian Li cases, I hear, are really nice too. Though, I don't know too much about them.
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Corsair Force GT 120GB Samsung Spinpoint 320GB LiteOn DVD Burner Noctua NH-D14 (Lapped) 
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