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Yep, if you can afford it, the Corsair Vengeance C70 High Airflow is probably the best choice from the airflow pp point of view wink.gif

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lol sorry for that, was kinda late and I was sleepy.
I'd suggest grabbing either the Storm Scout, or a Lian Li a05b (old version's better), or even the new Corsair military looking cases (they have some sort of handles). You really need the handles? It'll be hard to find a nice compact case with them (aside from the NZXT Vulcan, which won't fit your cooler and is out of stock everywhere.rolleyes.gif
oh yeah i like the NZXT Vulcan very Nice i just looked it up biggrin.gif writing that one down, a handle is not necessary but its a pain caring the case from my apartment to job sites (Stairs, one day my PC will fall down them frown.gif
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Yep, if you can afford it, the Corsair Vengeance C70 High Airflow is probably the best choice from the airflow pp point of view wink.gif
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that one biggrin.gif i looked it up just now but mostly no pictures show the handles frown.gif but k that one will go on my list too and the scout hmm looks kinda like a handle XD
too bad they don't say how the airflow is in them for no heat frown.gif
    
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Current case is the Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW

 

Looks pretty good. If you get one you will need two top intake fans: it is a high-ceiling case. It looks like the IO off-on cluster could be moved to leave the top two slots open. DVD in bottom slot, IO cluster in the next, with a 140mm fan behind the IO cluster taking up the upper three and a half slots.

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I still don't get why cases include filtered intakes everywhere but the top. It's why my 650D needs to be air blasted once a month. frown.gif
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My cm 690 II has top air filters tongue.gif
Not that they are the best, but they sure help. biggrin.gif
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Something is better than nothing! I plan on getting this filter eventually. Saving for moving and won't have extra cash for awhile. thumb.gif
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i'm looking for something with a Handle on top so i can carry it with me i travel a lot ?
what i have found so far
#1 cooler master storm trooper
#2 APEX TX 381

look into the Cooler Master Storm Sniper
based on the HAF 922 chassis with a dual 120mm roof ventilation plenty of cable
management, large fan/mesh options and fan options with a carrying handle.

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Current case is the Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW

Looks pretty good. If you get one you will need two top intake fans: it is a high-ceiling case. It looks like the IO off-on cluster could be moved to leave the top two slots open. DVD in bottom slot, IO cluster in the next, with a 140mm fan behind the IO cluster taking up the upper three and a half slots.
is that one 2012 new ? and it has better airflow than the other cases mentioned

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look into the Cooler Master Storm Sniper
based on the HAF 922 chassis with a dual 120mm roof ventilation plenty of cable
management, large fan/mesh options and fan options with a carrying handle.
airdeano
ok nice i like that one so the thingy on top is the handle they just made it compact ?

based on the help i made a little list of cases

+++ Cooler Master Storm Trooper
++ NZXT Vulcan
+ Cooler Master Storm Scout
+++ Corsair Vengeance C70
+ Cooler Master Storm Sniper
+ APEX TX 381

the ones with more + are cool looking

so based on those cases with handles which one would kinda stay cooler than the rest ?
    
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Current case is the Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW

Looks pretty good. If you get one you will need two top intake fans: it is a high-ceiling case. It looks like the IO off-on cluster could be moved to leave the top two slots open. DVD in bottom slot, IO cluster in the next, with a 140mm fan behind the IO cluster taking up the upper three and a half slots.
is that one 2012 new ? and it has better airflow than the other cases mentioned

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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

look into the Cooler Master Storm Sniper
based on the HAF 922 chassis with a dual 120mm roof ventilation plenty of cable
management, large fan/mesh options and fan options with a carrying handle.
airdeano
ok nice i like that one so the thingy on top is the handle they just made it compact ?

based on the help i made a little list of cases

+++ Cooler Master Storm Trooper
++ NZXT Vulcan
+ Cooler Master Storm Scout
+++ Corsair Vengeance C70
+ Cooler Master Storm Sniper
+ APEX TX 381

the ones with more + are cool looking

so based on those cases with handles which one would kinda stay cooler than the rest ?
Forget the Vulcan, at least if you wanna maintain your actual main board (the Vulcan only supports micro-atx mobo's).
The CM Storm Sniper could be better and cooler than the Scout if you like the handle.
And it has a nice fan controller too.

The Storm Trooper is a full tower case and it's heavier (14.4kg), expensive and it lacks of a good big front fan (like other full towers).
If you still like it consider that:
1. You have to turn the alignment of the two hdd cages (one, bottom would be enough imo) from their initial, sidewards position to frontal position (and if you remove the top hdd cage somehow add a good 140mm front fan there):

http://www.nexthardware.com/repository/recensioni/626/immagini/img_CmStormTrooperfront-fan_4665142963384143932.jpg

2. Switch to intake the 200mm top fan and try to move it to the frontal area with some modification (there are plenty of holes you'll manage somehow):
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3. You'll still have to add one bottom intake, one side intake and one modded internal fan especially if you remove the top hdd case (recommended) wink.gif

As for the coolest Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW, I agree it's a good choice too and you'll have to place two top intake fans smile.gif

And once again, try to use the bottom hdd cage only (with both fans) and place a bigger internal intake fan just above the bottom cage's internal fan and right under the 5.25 bay cage (as well as the stock front fan) cool.gif

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Here's a good review of the case:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-Vengeance-C70-Case-Review/1560/1

And remember, the last thing to do no matter which one will you choose is to remove the rear exhaust fan and cut the grill too, that's how our cases work thumb.gif
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THANKS!!! that was a great reply everything i wanted to know and made it so much easy for me to choose.
i did not know what atx or atx mini or xl and that stuff for motherboards glad i did not buy one yet smile.gif

Thanks for all the information, you guys really helped me learn on airflow and cases
    
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