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post #21 of 36
I get a bit annoyed with it too. "I don't really really like X, so give me alternatives" turns into 5 people posting "OMG I HAVE X and here's 10 reasons why you need it"

I never even considered the HAF either. It's a great case but not for me.
   
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post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
All things aside though, there are a lot of cases out there in your price point. I guess the thing to do is to take everyones suggestions here and go through them and find which one os going to have the features that you want. I am not real sure why the HAF series is so undesirable to you. They re solid cases with excelent performance and options. There's a reason why the HAF club has so many members in it. They may not be the "eye candy" case that Lian Li and Silverstone and NZXT are but they are extremely functional.

I know why I'd never consider a HAF
post #23 of 36
Thread Starter 
lol i dont mind him recommending the HAF case i know all about it and i might go with it but since i knew that if i didnt put that everyone would be like ZOMG HAF X! i wanted to see something different. Like i said i want stylish and case that looks like a armored humvee aint my style. Ive been considering the NZXT Phantom for a while its pretty sweet.

I dont mind plastic as long as it has aluminum and steel in it somewhere to help support it.

That zigmatek is huge and looks awesome but im leaning towards the 600T specially the white and the NZXT Phantom.

Gotta go to work but keep them coming and ill check back when i get home. thanks guys
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post #24 of 36
I still say you should check out the 600t. It's a beautiful case and has great functionality...
post #25 of 36
Il'l put my wish case xigmatek elysium I think this case if you ever wanted to go water cooling.

the phantoms great air case, though water cooling not so good if you want big rad inside, but looks sell look in my sig

The 600t looks small imo and doesn't perofrm as good as the phantom at cooling but remember the Phantom is a long case it sticks out from under my desk

if you looking more in air cooling performance may be worth looking here

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-rv03-review/3
Edited by Greenback - 6/16/11 at 3:58pm
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post #26 of 36

Fractal Design Define XL
underrated case for the price, and people who does not like HAF are the kind of people that are looking more for straight lines and simple look like the fractal

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post #27 of 36
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According to that chart the NZXT is only one degree hotter than the Silverstone Raven even with the unique mobo setup and i really like the look of the NZXT Phantom so after looking around on your recommendations and a little looking of my own im kinda of looking into the Phantom or the Antec 1200 both perform about equal it seems so ill just sit on it since i got a while before i buy anything.
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post #28 of 36
Keep in mind many sites test the Phantom as it comes, which is a 4 fan arrangement (3x 120mm and 1x 200mm). Fill those other 3 slots and it should be even cooler.

Good choice if I may say so myself
   
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post #29 of 36
I really like my CM 690 ii Advanced in my 2nd rig. Its only 90 bucks, has removable hard drive bays in case you need the space, and also gives you the flexibility to internally water cool if you choose to do so down the road.
post #30 of 36
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690 II is actually pretty good looking for if my budget is getting tight i might actually consider it... what case i get will also be determined by how much money i spend on the parts cause of course thats the most important part only thing that would make the 690 II advanced better would be a nice window with ventlation on the side
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