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Well so far I've liked my antec 300 but I'm looking to get something a bit bigger to give me a little more room because I'm most likely going to upgrade some of my parts(hd 7000 series, new hard drive, and maybe a SSD).

For price under $200, color preferably black, leds i would like to be blue also I would really like to have an on/off switch like the nzxt phantom. I actually was gonna buy the nzxt phantom but its too long . So the max length can be 22" and the max height can be 25" because that's the only area i can fit the tower in my desk. Also if i could make the dvd drive bay come out from the side, like the Antec lanboy, that would be great.
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post #2 of 9
there are some great deals int he marketplace right now for cases 240$ case for 130$ shipped

I would look there ...

I would go full size ... yes a little bit more weight but hello! worth it all the time as you can put ANYTHING! yeah ANYTHING in it you want!
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Some of fractal designs cases are pretty cool. Have a look
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post #4 of 9
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Can anyone tell me what brands to look into? the only ones I really know are antec, coolmaster, NZXT, and thermaltake.
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post #5 of 9
Corsair and Bitfenix are two that come to mind.

Also, Lian-Li and it's Lancool line are decent, and Rosewill makes a couple good models.

Man, I wish I had a reason to buy a new case.
Edited by t-ramp - 10/11/11 at 8:22am
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yea I looked around and ended up between these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119194
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139010
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322046

I'm most likely gonna go with the Corsair mainly because it has USB 3.0 and i rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Also depending on how the bulldozer does i might get that(or wait until the ivy bridge come out) so I might need a new mb and they'll most likely have USB 3.0 support.

Edit: The only issue i see with the Corsair is that the side fan doesn't have an on/off switch witch might bug me since usually leave my computer on at night to download games off steam.
Edited by Psywolf - 10/11/11 at 8:59am
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post #7 of 9
you might want to check out the lian li pc-90
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post #8 of 9
Read this thread to get a lot of good ideas on cases.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Camph View Post
Read this thread to get a lot of good ideas on cases.
Thanks for the link now i think I've narrowed it down to the Corsair 500R or the Cool Master HAF 932. I like both and sadly both have some features that the other one doesnt so this is gonna be a tough choice.
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