Originally Posted by Pott;14522965
I've narrowed down my choices to these two:
CM 690 II Advanced
My Mobo has no USB3 though, and I'm wondering whether this mean I simply won't be able to use the USB3.
It'd be for a core i5-760, stock cooling, and for now a GTX460 and soon perhaps a 560ti or 6950. I have three HDDs (1 SSD and 2 platter disks).
My power supply is an OCZ ModXTream 600W. The other thing I'm fearing is that due to the rather short mobo power cable on this, I may not be able to tuck the wire behind the mobo as the case appears bigger than the 690.
I have an Antec 300 right now and I'm simply looking for a better cable management system and more modular case I could later use.
You're between the few that could go with CM 690 II in spite of Corsair because you have a SSD (Cm's antivibration is crap and i suspect Corsairs's is no better) and you have a modular power supply. I don't know the prices and availability in your country but i suspect the CM 690 II Basic is way cheaper even if you buy an extra fan like a 140mm Thermalright fan or a Noctua.
The only advantages i see for the Corsair case are that the bottom dust filter which is removable (way to go Corsair) and the WM cut-out which have gromets. If budget is tight go for the cheaper one. IF money is not a problem than better consider different cases , the Corsair Carbide reminds me of Recom Powerstation EVO BW.....just saying.