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Alright, MY CM 690 II Advanced has been good to me, and when I bought it I never thought I would say this, but I need more space, more features, and better cable management. Seeing as its one of the best Mid-Tower cases on the market im guessing this pretty much means I have to go with a full tower, which does not make me too happy as they are more pricey than I like my cases to be.

The specific features im looking for are better cable management, if possible lots of included fans and a fan controller of some sort, and if possible a fairly understated design.

Ive been considering the NZXT Phantom and the Rosewill THOR primarily.
Im not a Fan of the HAF design, I find the Phantom Ugly, and the THOR(while being wicked value) is more expensive than I really want to go($160 after shipping).

Im still open to Half-Towers if anyone can find one that will be an upgrade from the 690 II advanced without killing my wallet.
For instance, im seriously considering the Rosewill Blackhawk as it looks similar, but has better cooling and appears to have more cable management and features.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147107
The same goes for the Lian-LI PC-K62 but for the included cooling and build quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239

Ive pretty much got the desire for Full-Tower quality and features, and a Half-Tower budget.
So...any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 21
Corsair's 600T SE is my favorite case of the moment. It should be roomy enough for what you have.
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Corsair's 600T SE is my favorite case of the moment. It should be roomy enough for what you have.
Hmmm, thats a good case(duh, its a corsair case).
I just think its...well...hideous. Especially when its white with black trim.
Its also more expensive than I really want to go. After shipping its $190. Im trying to keep everything under $160 with shipping.

Good option though. I can always paint it black if I do decide to get it.
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Good option though. I can always paint it black if I do decide to get it.
You're crazy. Although I think maybe I like it because it's ugly...

Anyway, good luck finding a new case. I would also say check out Fractal Design.
post #5 of 21
The Silverstone Raven RV03 is a very good case. Cable management is amazingly easy and the case has spectacular airflow. You can get it for $140 with free prime shipping at Amazon.

These pics are from an OCN member's build.

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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30260


great case, same as the phantom with a few BitFenix tweaks.
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The Silverstone Raven RV03 is a very good case. Cable management is amazingly easy and the case has spectacular airflow. You can get it for $140 with free prime shipping at Amazon.
oooo...thats right. I forgot about the RV03. Ill definitley consider it as well.
Thanks!

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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30260


great case, same as the phantom with a few BitFenix tweaks.
Ive been looking at a black version of that case. How is the build quality? I dont know much about Bitfenix other than I like the styling and layout.
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post #8 of 21
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Ive been looking at a black version of that case. How is the build quality?

Better than the Phantom and better than most. I had the Shinobi, and the coating on the case was a nice touch. It's a great case and you cant go wrong with one. Build quality is great and they are a great case company.
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Better than the Phantom and better than most. I had the Shinobi, and the coating on the case was a nice touch. It's a great case and you cant go wrong with one. Build quality is great and they are a great case company.
Ok. Sounds good.
So right now im looking at the RV03 and the Colossus for Full towers and the Lian Li and Rosewill for Mid towers.
I still want more options though.
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post #10 of 21
another vote for the corsair 600 SE
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