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Best Looking Air Cooled Case??

post #1 of 18
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Hey guys im looking to replace my Thermal Take Soprano Dx

I've looked about but i cant decide on a case, i was wondering if you could share your cases with me?

It needs to be black inside and needs to have a window on the left side biggrin.gif

Share yours/or the best case you know of! biggrin.gif
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Old setup (sold)
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i5-2410m Hp 6770m 2gb Overclocked 8gb 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128gb SSD + 1tb Removed (hdd caddy) Windows 7 64bit 15.6" glossy 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T OC'd from 2.80GHz to 3.7... Asus Crosshair Iv Formula ATI 6870 1gb Black Edition 8gig g.skill ripjaws 1600mhz 
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1tb + 64gb m4 SSD Samsung Bluray drive Windows 7 64bit Samsung 5 series 32 inch LED TV 
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Logitech illuminated keyboard Gigabyte 800w Lian li pc-p50 armorsuit black Microsoft wireless 
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Razer Destructor creative SB X-FI MB on mobo Tv card, fan controller, onkyo hifi, sony subwo... 
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post #2 of 18
tj09 / tj10 are pretty striking and have a unique design
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post #3 of 18
I have two antec 1200's best case i have owned, black inside, window on the left, looks are down to the indivual, but i like them.
Cooling is on of the best for air cooled case'
Give it a google biggrin.gif
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80Gb Intel X25-M gen2 + 1Tb samsung F1 Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 64 bit Lg 27" Flatron "m2762d" 
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Microsoft/Razor Corsair HX 850 Antec 1200 Razor Death Adder 4000Dpi 
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80Gb Intel X25-M gen2 + 1Tb samsung F1 Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 64 bit Lg 27" Flatron "m2762d" 
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Microsoft/Razor Corsair HX 850 Antec 1200 Razor Death Adder 4000Dpi 
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post #4 of 18
HAF-X is a good case for it's price.
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
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Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
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post #5 of 18
My case is the best because I own one.

In all seriousness, almost any case is fine for air cooling. It all goes down to cost and looks.
post #6 of 18
Corsair 650D - simple/elegant design and great build quality. Also it's huge.
post #7 of 18
i would say the 650D i just picked one up yesterday. Although, i am returning it tomorrow. Only because it doesnt quite fin in the area i have it set up. but by far the best case ive worked in. Its like a smaller more realistic version of the 800d. ill be picking up a Lian Li A05 next. But i defiantly suggest you at least take a good look at the 650d. smile.gif
    
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Corsair tx650w Lian Li A05NB 
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Corsair tx650w Lian Li A05NB 
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post #8 of 18
Tj07 is not a good a good air cooling case.

Looks wise check out Silverstone FT03 and FT02. Performance wise HAF X or Antec 1200. The FT cases are good performers too.
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i7 4790K Asus Sabertooth  Gigabyte Windforce GTX970 16Gb Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 120Gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB  Corsair H100i Windows 10 64bit 
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2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba XXXL HyperX Asus Xonar D2 - Cambridge Audio Azur 640a - Mo... 
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Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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Alienware Windows 7 64bit Alienware 14" 1600x900 Alienware M14x 
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Razer Mamba 
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Alienware M14x
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i7 4790K Asus Sabertooth  Gigabyte Windforce GTX970 16Gb Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 120Gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB  Corsair H100i Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba XXXL HyperX Asus Xonar D2 - Cambridge Audio Azur 640a - Mo... 
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Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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Alienware Windows 7 64bit Alienware 14" 1600x900 Alienware M14x 
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post #9 of 18
NZXT Phantom. It's the Ferrari of the tower world.
   
Little Big Build
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Intel i5 2500k Asrock z77e itx EVGA GTX 980 ACX Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8gb 
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Wester Digital Scorpio Black Mushkin Chronos Deluxe Swiftech H20-220 Elite Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-s3hs x2 
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Windows 7  Yamakasi Leonidas 30" 2560x1600 (LG) Ducky Shine II Silverstone 450w Gold 
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Lazerwerx Custom Razer Naga Cyber Snipa XL Corsair Vengeance 1500 
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Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 
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AMD 750k Black Gigabyte FM2 A85x Wifi AMD 6950 Corsair Vengeance 
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Corsair Force SSD Cooler Master Seidon 120 Ubuntu Built In 
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Aluminum Briefcase 
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i5 2500k asrock z77 itx asus gtx 670 crucial ballistix 
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Western Digital caviar black mushkin chronos deluxe  corsair h100 w/ 4x Cougar Vortex windows 
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Yamakasi Leonidas 30" 2560x1600 razer blackwidow ultimate seasonic x750 bitfenix prodigy 
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Razer Naga corsair vengeance 1500 Lamptron Touch fan controller 
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Intel i5 2500k Asrock z77e itx EVGA GTX 980 ACX Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Wester Digital Scorpio Black Mushkin Chronos Deluxe Swiftech H20-220 Elite Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-s3hs x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Yamakasi Leonidas 30" 2560x1600 (LG) Ducky Shine II Silverstone 450w Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lazerwerx Custom Razer Naga Cyber Snipa XL Corsair Vengeance 1500 
Other
Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 750k Black Gigabyte FM2 A85x Wifi AMD 6950 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force SSD Cooler Master Seidon 120 Ubuntu Built In 
Case
Aluminum Briefcase 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asrock z77 itx asus gtx 670 crucial ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital caviar black mushkin chronos deluxe  corsair h100 w/ 4x Cougar Vortex windows 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Leonidas 30" 2560x1600 razer blackwidow ultimate seasonic x750 bitfenix prodigy 
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Razer Naga corsair vengeance 1500 Lamptron Touch fan controller 
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post #10 of 18
Corsair 650D... the cable managment and removable drivebays make for brilliant airflow!
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120GB Vertex 3 x2 in Raid 0 & Samsung SP F3 Sony DVD Rewriter Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung Syncmaster 22" & Samsung 32" LED Tv 
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Zboard Corsair AX850w Corsair 600t Rapoo V3 
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AMD Phenom II 1100t Asus Crosshair IV Formula XFX HD 6970 x2 in Crossfire Corsair Vengeance (4x4GB @ 1600Mhz) 
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120GB Vertex 3 x2 in Raid 0 & Samsung SP F3 Sony DVD Rewriter Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung Syncmaster 22" & Samsung 32" LED Tv 
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Zboard Corsair AX850w Corsair 600t Rapoo V3 
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Steelseries cloth pad 
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