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Poll Results: Which Case Should I Buy?

Poll expired: Aug 12, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% of voters (9)
    Silverstone RV02-E
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Silverstone RV03
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Silverstone FT02 (probably a bit expensive)
  • 6% of voters (3)
    CM Storm Scout
  • 4% of voters (2)
    CM Storm Sniper
  • 17% of voters (8)
    CM HAF X or 932
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Xigamatek Pantheon
  • 4% of voters (2)
    Bitfenix Shinobi
  • 13% of voters (6)
    Fractal Design Arc Midi
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Other
  • 8% of voters (4)
    There are too many options
46 Total Votes  
post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
disregard
Regarded.
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post #32 of 37
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On a different note, would I be better off keeping my 690 II and spending the money on fans?
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post #33 of 37
man they released the OG 600t with a mesh panel? gimped =(


vote for 600t but the stock fans are a bit lacking
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post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by mostowizard View Post
On a different note, would I be better off keeping my 690 II and spending the money on fans?
Not meaning to knock the 690II, but I replaced my 690II Advanced with the HAF 932, it was on sale at NCIX. They currently have the Advanced model on sale:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...R&promoid=1310
Aside from the obvious gain in room and space, the 932 is made of heavier-gauge steel than the 690II, and it is noticeably more solid than the 690II.
It offers either top or bottom-mounting of the psu, and as far as fans are concerned, there is provision for various sizes and configurations. The 932 door panel, with four 120mm fans installed, helped to reduce my gpu temps. by 10C at extreme load, and reduced the temp. spread between my 480's from 10C to 2-3C at load.
Edited by DerComissar - 7/31/11 at 8:53am
    
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post #35 of 37
Thread Starter 
since I have a directCU card, I PROBABLY won't buy a silverstone case, but I am planning on upgrading my gpu soon anyway so I won't throw it out the window just yet
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post #36 of 37
You're going to get too many varying opinions unless you really sit down and figure out exactly what you want.

Air or water cooling case?
Is noise a concern?
What kind of hardware do you need to cool/fit, how many GPU's, what size mobo, how many HD's?
Aesthetics- you don't want alienware plasticy, but are you ok with black steel or plastic a la HAF series, 600t, or do you want some nice aluminum panels a la FT02, 800D.

If you're just looking for the best all around air cooling case, it'd probably be the RV02-E or FT02, which also have the benefit of being pretty quiet. The HAF X/932 are also very good, though are louder and arguably slightly inferior cooling depending upon setup.
Bit Tech has a good temps comparison list here
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...plite-review/3

For watercooling the best bar none would be a Case Labs ones. A M8/M10 would be fine for most needs. Very pricey though. Cheaper would be the Corsair 800D. The TJ07 would be the classic and probably most popular WC case.

The best cases for a silent build are mostly covered at SPCR, which has a nice list here.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page5.html
Recommended ones are the FT02 and Antec P150

All the above range from relatively expensive to very expensive though. The best bang for buck cases are probably HAF 922, CM 690II, NZXT Phantom.

So really, you need to just come up with a better idea of exactly what your needs are.
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post #37 of 37
I have the HAF 922 and love it. I cannot hear any noise from them fans. The 200mm fans are quiet and push a ton of air. Everything is thought out well and there is plenty of space. Made my friend's crappy Dell XPS look like a wimp.

Granted, it's not a very good looking case, but I was more worried about functionality.
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