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I need some help picking a mid tower for my first build. I want it to have a window, alright ventilation, some lights, and it needs to fit 6850. Here are some cases that I have in my head:

NZXT M59 - 49.99
NZXT LEXA S- 69.99
Thermaltake Armor - 64.98
Antec Dark Fleet DF-35 - 79.99

Please suggest others if you want.
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I use a NZXT Lexa S, it's a good looking, well built case. The only issues with it is the space between the motherboard tray and the side panel being extremely limited for wiring. I have had all 6 HDD bays full, together with all fan spaces occupied and have literally had to force the side panel on because of the bulk of wiring.

Aside from that it is a very good case, ask if you have any questions about it. The stock air flow is extremely good, and with aftermarket fans even better.

I can't speak for the other cases.
    
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Originally Posted by Kill2Fill View Post
I need some help picking a mid tower for my first build. I want it to have a window, alright ventilation, some lights, and it needs to fit 6850. Here are some cases that I have in my head:

NZXT M59 - 49.99
NZXT LEXA S- 69.99
Thermaltake Armor - 64.98
Antec Dark Fleet DF-35 - 79.99

Please suggest others if you want.
From that Choice there, M59 definitely.

Other than that, I'd have to say Cooler master HAF 912+ Even though It doesn't have a Window. It's the Only HAF series case I'd ever buy. the Rest of the HAF series just looks disgusting.
Try and look at the Sentey Arvina Red case (100$). That will be the case for my next build, actually if my Budget would still be tight (sorta).
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corsair 650d!!!
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Originally Posted by leighteam View Post
corsair 650d!!!
By the looks of it he's trying to stay @ 100$ or less. But hey, if you have the 50$ extra, throw it down on a 650D instantly.
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Have you considered the Cooler Master 690 II? It's a little pricey for the mid-tower range, but it's of quality construction, and lots of people here swear by the Advanced.

The Basic is $70 plus shipping on Newegg right now, and the Advanced is $90 plus shipping. I'm not familiar with it, so I can't tell you all the differences.
    
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