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Rosewill Blackhawk vs. IN WIN Maelstrom, which should I get?

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Title states my dilemma obviously, I'm not sure which is the better buy. I'm going to get either at newegg.com, and right now the Maelstrom is $20 off until the 29th, so they're the same price at $99. The Maelstrom is slightly bigger with about 4 fans, and the Blackhawk is a little smaller with 5 fans. Airflow is a big concern to me, as well as fitting all my parts and room to fit potentially more/bigger parts.

Rosewill Blackhawk
IN WIN Maelstrom

Here's my current build:

CPU: 2500k

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE

GPU: Galaxy GTX580

Ram: GSKill Ripjaws X Turbulence II Series 2133 cl9 1.5V

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold

Cooler: NH-D14

HD: F3 1tb

And maybe a Sata III SSD



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Much better choices than those two at that price.
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Out of those two, the BlackHawk.

Best option imo at that price point: Lancool [Lian-Li] k62
    
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I have the Blackhawk. I'm a fan of it to say the least as it's been a really enjoyable case to work. My only complaint is that the back can be a little tight, and it may be difficult to work a 240mm rad at the top with certain motherboards.

Scroll down this link a bit, and you can see some pictures of my rig:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-920-a-40.html
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