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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.
I would advise against the Colossus if you're going for air cooling. From the benchmarks I've seen it has poor to average airflow given the price. The Corsair 600T is a great case, I almost purchased that over my RV03.

The attached image is only one person's results so I wouldn't make a decision exclusively from it, but it does give a nice indication of how cases do out of the box. There are many cases here that can be improved by adding more fans.

http://i.pgu.me/8V8EsHfu_original.jpg Didn't post the image since it's large
Edited by nezzarix - 8/1/11 at 12:23pm
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Originally Posted by nezzarix View Post
I would advise against the Colossus if you're going for air cooling. From the benchmarks I've seen it has poor to average airflow given the price. The Corsair 600T is a great case, I almost purchased that over my RV03.

The attached image is only one person's results so I wouldn't make a decision exclusively from it, but it does give a nice indication of how cases do out of the box. There are many cases here that can be improved by adding more fans.
Hmmm. I only air-cool, and the front door would kill intake. Good point.

And I know, But seeing that kind of a build in the case shows me what its capable of and what it looks like once its been filled with parts.
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Hmmm. I only air-cool, and the front door would kill intake. Good point.

And I know, But seeing that kind of a build in the case shows me what its capable of and what it looks like once its been filled with parts.
Also, if you do consider the RV03, make sure your PSU is compatible. Not all PSUs work on that case due to the unique positioning.
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post #14 of 21
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Also, if you do consider the RV03, make sure your PSU is compatible. Not all PSUs work on that case due to the unique positioning.
That was actually going to be my next question. After looking at it im curious about the exterior cabling from the motherboard. Ive got quite a bit of USB stuff plugged into my motherboard and It looks like I would not be able to plug as much into my Mobo because of the cover on the top of the case.
Things like my DVI cords dont look like they would fit without being seriously kinked.
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What about the 650D? Best mid-tower there is.
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post #16 of 21
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That was actually going to be my next question. After looking at it im curious about the exterior cabling from the motherboard. Ive got quite a bit of USB stuff plugged into my motherboard and It looks like I would not be able to plug as much into my Mobo because of the cover on the top of the case.
Things like my DVI cords dont look like they would fit without being seriously kinked.
The top cover can be removed, but from what I've seen from pictures, there is a bit of room there for your cables. My case won't get here until later today so I can't speak from personal experience.
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post #17 of 21
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What about the 650D? Best mid-tower there is.
I like the 650D a lot. But I cant seem to find it at a price I like.

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Originally Posted by nezzarix View Post
The top cover can be removed, but from what I've seen from pictures, there is a bit of room there for your cables. My case won't get here until later today so I can't speak from personal experience.
Let me know. One would think Silverstone would consider all of that.
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post #18 of 21
If you can find the Corsair 650D for a decent price, that would be my recommendation. Someone here mentioned Fractal Design. Nice cases, but you're in Arizona and I think the only place to order them from currently is NCIX, and I hear their shipping to the US is pricey. But check it out anyway.

Edit: changed URL to US site.
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If you can find the Corsair 650D for a decent price, that would be my recommendation. Someone here mentioned Fractal Design. Nice cases, but you're in Arizona and I think the only place to order them from currently is NCIX, and I hear their shipping to the US is pricey. But check it out anyway.

Edit: changed URL to US site.
I was looking at Fractal Design. Thanks for the link. Newegg carries them apparently.
They look really nice, im just worried about the cooling. As you said, im in AZ.
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post #20 of 21
Go with the RV03, unless your graphics card is a DCU, DCUii, or other aftermarket cooling model. The rotated motherboard tray causes graphics cards that aren't reference design or close to it to have serious heat problems
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