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post #1 of 36
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Hey all,

I'm looking for a new case for a new PC I'm putting together.

i7-2600k, Corsair H70. 8GB HyperX 2000Mhz, 2x GTX 580...

probably going to go on a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
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I want a case that got lots of open room, and lots of room for cable management. And preferably something light. A friend of mine just purchased a Thermaltake V3. Mostly plastic but SO LIGHT! compared my Antec 1200.

It'll all be air cooled except for the H70.

I've been looking at the Antec Dark Fleets and the HAF 932 but i'm not stuck on one in particular.
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post #2 of 36
Lots of room for components and cable management and great aircooling = HAF X.

Most big towers are damn heavy though (around 15 kg). If you want to get a light big tower, you'll either end up getting an aluminum case (expensive) or a plastic case (inferior build quality).
    
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post #3 of 36
Haf x is your best choice for what you want

Edit Aeru beat me to it
post #4 of 36
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Ya i know most cases i'll be looking at will be on the heavy side. I just didn't want something like an 800D =). And the HAF-X? Would that be better than the 932 if i replaced the side fan with 4x 120mms?
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post #5 of 36
Look for a lian-li full tower? They are made of aluminum, which makes it light and they are very high-quality too.
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post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by wtRiViaL View Post
Look for a lian-li full tower? They are made of aluminum, which makes it light and they are very high-quality too.
IMHO, they LLs aren't that sturdy. I used to have 2 all aluminum LL mid-towers in Mi Casa. Nicely designed boxes...but not sturdy at all.

Besides any full-tower is not going to be that fun to move around.
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post #7 of 36
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I saw the Lian-Li PC-P80 but wondered about it's airflow without a sidefan or airduct. Any recommendations as far as Lian-Li goes?
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post #8 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by psymon119 View Post
Hey all,

I'm looking for a new case for a new PC I'm putting together.

i7-2600k, Corsair H70. 8GB HyperX 2000Mhz, 2x GTX 580...

probably going to go on a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
linky

I want a case that got lots of open room, and lots of room for cable management. And preferably something light. A friend of mine just purchased a Thermaltake V3. Mostly plastic but SO LIGHT! compared my Antec 1200.

It'll all be air cooled except for the H70.

I've been looking at the Antec Dark Fleets and the HAF 932 but i'm not stuck on one in particular.
I will say the HAF x is what your looking for as well. You will be very happy with it.
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post #9 of 36
Look at the Corsair 600T. Lots of room, great cable management and has side panel where u can add 4/ 120 mm fans
post #10 of 36
Reuse the 1200? Hafx is ugly..
    
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