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The CM 690 II advanced is probably the best looking case I have seen in this price range, usually going for around $90 excluding shipping. It has plenty of options for installing additional fans and has room for a nice water cooling setup (2 * 240mm rads if I'm not mistaken). The fractal cases are also very nice
Yeah. This is a very nice case, but sadly many of the reviews on newegg say that it has issues with grounding... which is really really bad XD


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I personally cannot wait for the Arc midi tower to come to the egg (supposedly the beginning of July).
I just looked this up... OMG sexy! Why the heck do they gotta torcher us x.x
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Yeah. This is a very nice case, but sadly many of the reviews on newegg say that it has issues with grounding... which is really really bad XD




I just looked this up... OMG sexy! Why the heck do they gotta torcher us x.x
Those reviews on newegg are a joke.Those grounding issues are user error in my book.
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Bitfenix Shinobi is really the only case that matches your prerequisites on hand.
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Bitfenix Shinobi is really the only case that matches your prerequisites on hand.
It seems to match them the best, without a doubt. Looks great too.

Heard there was a 650D open box on newegg 2 days ago for 120$, totally missed out on that

@djsi38t: Those reviews come from almost everyone that left feedback though o.O From 1 star up to 4 stars, some with stated experience building comps (not that they cant build em wrong XD).
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Coolermaster HAF922
I agree with this.
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Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, do NOT trust "reviews" on the Egg, all most all of them are ID-10-T errors
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Hey there, so Im looking for a case under $120. If I stumble upon an amazing deal for a bit more, I dont mind jumping. But honestly, from all I've read, I should be able to get most everything I want around this price range.

Beginning Note: The below is listed in order of priority. I know at this price range I probably cant have it all. Of note, as I am heavily considering water cooling in the future, it may be of higher priority than air cooling. In fact, as I plan to WC ~2-3 months from now, perhaps Air Cooling is the lowest priority.

Air cooling, I'd like it to be able to have decent airflow. Im a big fan of large fans, in order to keep noise levels down. Rosewill's Thor is the only one that comes to mind immediately; though I cant say Im tempted enough to leave my price range for it.

Water cooling, I'd love for the case to have the ability to be water cooled. I dont plan to get into any extensive WC loops or anything (so no need to mention the 800D at massive mulla ), but would love to toy around with basic/intermediate loops a few months from now. Antec 902 v3, Xigmatek Utgard, CM 692 (though has issues with grounding apparently)

Features, well they are nice . Easy installation / upgrading, cable management, and Hot Swapping? Haha. Honestly, mainly looking for ease of installation / upgrade... thumb screws, simple HDD installation, etc. That and fan control wouldnt hurt. Hot swapping was a joke for this price point (and I probably wouldn't use it lol), although Thermaltakes Armor A60 seems to have it (along with seemingly good airflow) o.O.

Style, Im a major fan of sleek and elegant. NZXT H2 and Fractal R3 come to mind, though air flow worries me on this design style. The white or black NZXT Phantom are also appealing, for a more "exotic" look; though at the very top of the price range.

End note: Although only indirectly mentioned. Loud noise and annoying installation are two mjaor turn offs.
Seems odd that of all the cases you mentioned in your first post, no Coolermaster cases, especially none of the HAF series.
Have you looked at the HAF thread (link in my sig) here?
Granted, they may not look "elegant", but not all cases do. I've had other cases that were more "stylish", but none could match the 932 for strength, versatility, and functionality.
The 932 Black Edition is often available at or below your $120 price point, mine was under $100 on sale.
Edited by DerComissar - 6/4/11 at 10:04pm
    
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Seems odd that of all the cases you mentioned in your first post, no Coolermaster cases, especially none of the HAF series.
Have you looked at the HAF thread (link in my sig) here?
Granted, they may not look "elegant", but not all cases do. I've had other cases that were more "stylish", but none could match the 932 for strength, versatility, and functionality.
The 932 Black Edition is often available at or below your $120 price point, mine was under $100 on sale.
The ones I mentioned in my thread were ones that I found while browsing newegg. Its hardly a thorough list. At the time I wrote that, as well as now, the HAF 932 is $150-170ish. If I saw it for $100 or so, I woulda bought it n never made this thread XD Out of curiosity, where did you find such a deal on yours?

HAF 932 is stylish, not in the sleek elegant way, but in the clean mesh way

HAF 922 isnt painted on the back or inside. Perhaps being nitpicky, but thats something Id really only expect in a $40 case XD (actually a recent build I made with a $35 case is black interior XD).
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I have the NZXT H2 in white and it is beautiful. Space for cable management, water cooling support, hot-swappable HDD bay on top, minimalistic lighting (white LEDs on front panel). Airflow is decent. I added the 140mm and 120mm fans in addition to the three 120mm ones it ships with. Not bad for $99.

Function over form though. This case happens to fit my needs and wants.
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Seems odd that of all the cases you mentioned in your first post, no Coolermaster cases, especially none of the HAF series.
Have you looked at the HAF thread (link in my sig) here?
Granted, they may not look "elegant", but not all cases do. I've had other cases that were more "stylish", but none could match the 932 for strength, versatility, and functionality.
The 932 Black Edition is often available at or below your $120 price point, mine was under $100 on sale.
I will also suggest the HAF 932. I have two of them, and my wife has the Storm Scout. The Scout runs hotter overall and has limited room in it. My cases are nice and cool, and lots of room to work.

IMO, you can have pretty but then temps will be higher, I like the trade off the HAF gives. Check mine out in my sig links.. I spiced up the AMD version and have been very happy with it.
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