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BitFenix Shinobi or Fractal Design Define R3?

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I'm looking for a decent case with good cooling and cable management. Silence would be nice too, but cooling is the most important thing.

I've read some reviews about BitFenix Shinobi (Window) and Fractal Design Define R3 and they both seem to be really good but I can't decide which one is better. Define R3 is only 12 euros more expensive than the Shinobi.

The case will be used in an i5 2500k/GTX 560 Ti build.
Edited by Uberclocker - 9/13/11 at 7:27am
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post #3 of 8
Fractal R3, hands down.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 2x AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12gb Mushkin Silverline 1333 (3x4gb) 
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OCZ Vertex Plus 60gb RS240 w/ 2x GT AP-15 LG 22" W2243T Silverstone Strider 750 
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Fractal R3 Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 2x AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12gb Mushkin Silverline 1333 (3x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex Plus 60gb RS240 w/ 2x GT AP-15 LG 22" W2243T Silverstone Strider 750 
Case
Fractal R3 Black 
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post #4 of 8
I would have to say the R3. It has great airflow and is a "quieter" case.
The Fractal series is not a dead silent quiet pc mind you, but they help with a lot of the higher pitch fan hum you normally hear.

As for the Shinobi I have yet to have a first hand experience with that case so I can't be any help there : (
post #5 of 8
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So Fractal Design Define R3 is the best case in its price range?
post #6 of 8
Yep.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 2x AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12gb Mushkin Silverline 1333 (3x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex Plus 60gb RS240 w/ 2x GT AP-15 LG 22" W2243T Silverstone Strider 750 
Case
Fractal R3 Black 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 2x AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12gb Mushkin Silverline 1333 (3x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex Plus 60gb RS240 w/ 2x GT AP-15 LG 22" W2243T Silverstone Strider 750 
Case
Fractal R3 Black 
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post #7 of 8
Well, I'm going to be the combo breaker. Get the Shinobi, I got it yesterday its great smile.gif
post #8 of 8
I have a R3, really solid construction and pretty perfect really.
Definite purchase.
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