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I am currently using the NZXT Tempest EVO and I really like the case, but then I find that the case is a little cramp which makes it excruciatingly hard to clean. This is mainly because of the way the hard drives are mounted on the case. I prefer the more modern style like what is on the 650D, 600T, Phantom, etc.

Anyway I am currently in the market for a slightly bigger case, but still within the size of a Mid Tower. Right now, I am looking for a case that allows for easy wire management, dust filters, and is easy to clean. Side window is a plus. And of course should be able to fit my gigantic NH-D14 heat sink =). Does anyone have any suggestion? I am not going to get the case until the end of summer (mid September) since I am not with my tower right now. Are there any upcoming cases that I should watch out for?
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120 GB G.skill Phoenix Pro Windows 7 x64 Samsung 2494LW Filco Cherry Brown 
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120 GB G.skill Phoenix Pro Windows 7 x64 Samsung 2494LW Filco Cherry Brown 
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post #2 of 5
NZXT Phantom is the way to go. It fits all your requirements except for the window. Tons of people have modded it to add one. All you need is a panel, dremel, and double sided tape.
You should just watch for new stuff that generally comes out. There should be new cases.
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i5-2500k. MSI P67A-G43. Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6870. G.skill RipjawX (2x2) 1333Mhz. 
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WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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I didn't like how it looks like an Alienware computer =x
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Corsair 600t is very easy to clean and it looks nice especially the white version.
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Western Digital Blue 6TB DVD Burner Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7  
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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" IPS 165Hz  Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xBBR Blue Backlight  Seasonic Prime 850W 80 Plus Titanium Fractal Design Define R4 Black 
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Crucial M4 64GB Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer  Windows 7  ASUS VE248Q Black 24"  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 XFX TS Series P1550SXXB9 550W ULTRA XBlaster Pro U12-42350 Logitech PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 
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The upcoming Corsair 500R & 400R as well as Fractal Design Arc Midi might be your best bets, there's also the fantastic 690 II Adv.
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