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I've spent the better part of today researching cases and I can't seem to decide on one. Any help would be much appreciated.

My main criteria are:
  • Up to $200
  • Filters
  • Side fan (better for a multi-gpu setup?)

I'm leaning towards the Antec P193 but it's a full tower and I don't necessarily need such a big case.
post #2 of 36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

This is what you want/need
post #3 of 36
i have a phantom and think there good, side fan optional aswell. Haf X is a great case aswell
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post #4 of 36
i personally HATE the HAF.

but remember you can cut your own fan holes.
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post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
That's also full tower, though. Also, it looks too rugged for my tastes. I prefer sleek and sexy.
post #6 of 36
With a budget of $200, you may want to check out Corsair, Silverstone and Lian Li cases. They have a lot of good cases that falls within the $200 price range. Cooler Master is also good but they are definitely big vacuum cleaners.
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post #7 of 36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matty_AFC View Post
i have a phantom and think there good, side fan optional aswell. Haf X is a great case aswell
How loud is the Phantom?
post #8 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by tr0picana View Post
How loud is the Phantom?
erm it's kinda loud but not the loudest. has a built in fan controller, so you can turn the fans up and down. obviously if the fans are on low then its alot quieter
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post #9 of 36
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Originally Posted by matty_AFC View Post
erm it's kinda loud but not the loudest. has a built in fan controller, so you can turn the fans up and down. obviously if the fans are on low then its alot quieter
Sold.
post #10 of 36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...39006&Tpk=650D

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
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