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What type of case for my needs?

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Ah so since I'm currently hesitating between a fair few amount of case I figured I'd take my requirements from the beginning.

My setup is as follows:

Core i5-760, stock cooler, no OC
GTX 460 768MB, OCed to 826/1951Mhz when gaming
Vertex 2 SSD with OS
500GB HDD
1TB HDD
Antec 300 with extra 120mm fan at the bottom front slot (mobo controlled)

I wanted to upgrade the case to gain modularity (I would like to upgrade my graphics card in the near future and do some proper cabling job).

Given that I only perform extremely light or no overclock, I was thinking of perhaps changing my Carbide 400R choice for a Fractal R3. I don't like the door opening from the left but now that my case is on the floor under my desk it's less of an issue.

The most I stress my PC is when I play Bad Company 2 where I set my processor to max performance and add 5mhz. As I said, extremely light. I hit about 65 degrees max on its cores. I don't know about GPU temp but it's not extremely high either.

So what kind of case would you advise this purpose? Would the R3 be a more practical choice due to it being quiet?
post #2 of 7
do you have a budget in mind?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ooops sorry. Indeed, 100 euros or around. It's not a huge factor though. I just want a well designed system.

'Because I can' comes to mind here... but I am trying to keep it reasonable for my needs
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Slight bump... any tips from you experienced users..?
post #5 of 7
i have not used any fractal case but for 100 euros, i suggest looking at the ever popular cooler master cases especially the haf 922 and cm 690 II. plenty of room and nice cable management. antec makes a similar line of cases for the same price but i never really liked the way they look. you may also want to check lian-lis.
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I'd rather choose R3, than HAF922, cause it's quieter (you don't overclock, so performance is not sooo needed), better cable management (grommets, longer MB bay etc) and design not so .... "screaming" (if you know what I mean).
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i7 7700K Asus Maximus IX Code Aorus Waterforce Extreme 1080 Ti 2x16 G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Arc 240GB + couple of HDD Cryorig R1 Ultimate + 2 x Be Quiet Silent Wings... Win10 64bit AOC 241QG 
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Seasonic Prime Titanium 750W Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Tempered Glass Edition Logitech G502 Kingston HyperX XL 
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Thread Starter 
I was mostly hesitating between the Corsair 400R and the Fractal R3.

But neither are in stock (at all for the 400R, and anymore for the R3) so it looks like I'm SOL for now. Meh
Half tempted by going all out and getting a Corsair 600T...
Edited by Pott - 8/16/11 at 9:45am
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