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Hello!

I will be buying a new computer on August, when I travel to the USA.

Right now I have a 6 years-old pc, which my case is a VTB Master
http://www.wbcomputacion.com.ar/vtbmaster.jpg
It has 2 front 80mm fans pointing to the HDD's, one 80mm fan on the top, one 192mm fan at the back and a 120 mm fan at the side.
I am very happy with it, it has been working great for 6 years now.

I was thinking of buying this things for my new pc:

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX*
AMD Bulldozer AM3+ 8 core cpu
Corsair 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz
WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm SATA
Corsair 650TX
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5

So I wanted to know if I was going to need a new case, or I can keep the VTB Master. I was also looking at the Thermaltake Level 10 GT, its very ncie but it has vert few fans compared to my current case.

What do you recommend me to do?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
It will work as long as it is in good condition, and that you like it. The Thermaltake level 10 is overpriced for what it achieves, look into brands such as Lian-Li, Cooler-Master, Antec, Case labs, NZXT, Silverstone and such for proper cases.
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It will work as long as it is in good condition, and that you like it. The Thermaltake level 10 is overpriced for what it achieves, look into brands such as Lian-Li, Cooler-Master, Antec, Case labs, NZXT, Silverstone and such for proper cases.
Is there one in particular you could recommend me?
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Murtux View Post
Is there one in particular you could recommend me?
I'm a little bit biased to Lian-Li, I'm a sucker for brushed aluminium, but the Corsair 600T seems like it would be perfect for you.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811139003
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post #5 of 15
You could also get one of the Corsair cases? Maybe the 600T? Would look great with your build. - http://www.corsair.com/cases/graphite-series.html

Lian Li also make great cases imo.
If you don't got the $, then you could look at the Fractal Design cases. Maybe the new arc? - http://fractal-design.com/?view=prod...gory=2&prod=57
(The last case I will make a review of in a month or so. Already got a deal up and running with Fractal)
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You could also get one of the Corsair cases? Maybe the 600T? Would look great with your build. - http://www.corsair.com/cases/graphite-series.html

Lian Li also make great cases imo.
If you don't got the $, then you could look at the Fractal Design cases. Maybe the new arc? - http://fractal-design.com/?view=prod...gory=2&prod=57
(The last case I will make a review of in a month or so. Already got a deal up and running with Fractal)
The ARC MIDI TOWER looks really nice, but I cant find it anywhere (amazon,Frys,Newegg) :/

I like cases with lots of fans and filters
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post #7 of 15
PLEASE do not buy a 600t they are about as common as haf x "shudders", what ever happened to being unique? come on people 1/2 of ocn runs a corsair/coolermaster case. Your current case looks fine just add some good fans/filters and call it a day, unless you do not like it i guess, i'll be running my big ugly thermaltake xaser 3 untill idk my house burns down or something it will never break all steel , why? because it is the only one i have ever seen in person and i like it.
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post #8 of 15
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The ARC MIDI TOWER looks really nice, but I cant find it anywhere (amazon,Frys,Newegg) :/

I like cases with lots of fans and filters
The Arc should be out by the end of the month. When it's available, it will show up on Newegg.

Looking at your current case, I would suggest getting a new one. The VTB Master has a top-mounted PSU, poor cable management, and it uses small fans (without modding). Are there any features of the case that you especially like?
I think that, for the price, the Thermaltake L10 GT is overpriced and is outperformed by most cases out there that cost 1/3 of the price.

You should check out all of Cooler Master's mid and high end cases. Storm Scout/Enforcer/Sniper, CM 690 II Advanced, HAF 912/922/932/X. Demci Flex even makes fan filter kits for the 690 and HAF cases - http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/...ers-Page1.html

Lian Li's Lancool series is also worth a look, something like the PC-K63.

NZXT has some decent cases, including the Tempest EVO or Phantom.

You might also like the Silverstone Raven or FT02B
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The Arc should be out by the end of the month. When it's available, it will show up on Newegg.

Looking at your current case, I would suggest getting a new one. The VTB Master has a top-mounted PSU, poor cable management, and it uses small fans (without modding). Are there any features of the case that you especially like?
I think that, for the price, the Thermaltake L10 GT is overpriced and is outperformed by most cases out there that cost 1/3 of the price.

You should check out all of Cooler Master's mid and high end cases. Storm Scout/Enforcer/Sniper, CM 690 II Advanced, HAF 912/922/932/X. Demci Flex even makes fan filter kits for the 690 and HAF cases - http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/...ers-Page1.html

Lian Li's Lancool series is also worth a look, something like the PC-K63.

NZXT has some decent cases, including the Tempest EVO or Phantom.

You might also like the Silverstone Raven or FT02B
Wow thanks !
I will check them all out
You are right the cables are a mess and the fans a relatively small.
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post #10 of 15
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Wow thanks !
I will check them all out
You are right the cables are a mess and the fans a relatively small.
Is there anything particular you are looking for in a case? Or are you just kinda seeing what's out there right now?
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