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Best Case For Under 175 USD?

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I'm currently searching for a replacement for my NZXT M59 case.
The main reason I want to ditch it is because of the very poor build quality, it's literally falling to pieces.

I'm looking for a mid-tower/full-tower case that offers the following:

-$175 or under, I can push for $200 tops.
-High build quality
-Dust filters for every intake fan
-Quiet (my current setup sounds like a vacuum cleaner)
-No HAF cases (I've seen them all, not quite my taste)
-Has sufficient air cooling with options for water cooling in the future

Currently I'm the most interested in the following three cases/series...

-Corsair 600T [SE in particular] - It's a gorgeous case, but I'm worried about poor air cooling with the window'd side panel on.
-Fractal Design R3 - Quiet and simple, perhaps too simple looking for my taste.
-Silverstone RV series cases - They're interesting looking to say the least, very efficient with air cooling.

If possible I'd prefer to purchase the case off of tigerdirect.com since they do not charge tax, newegg.com is also fine, however they charge tax.

Thanks in advance.
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-Corsair 600T [SE in particular] - It's a gorgeous case, but I'm worried about poor air cooling with the window'd side panel on.
You can remove the hdd cages for better flow!



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Has sufficient air cooling with options for water cooling in the future
It doesn't really lend its self to watercooling all that great as it can't fit push/pull in the roof, but you can get by in it for sure.

Maybe the 650D, that has more room in the roof and should fit push pull fans on a normal thickness rad.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/13/11 at 11:04pm
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
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Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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The 650D is a great case, but the stock fans suck lol. I swapped out the front 200mm for a Cooler master magaflow and it is far quieter and a little bit cooler now. Also you may want to look into the CM 690II. That is a pretty good case as well. It can hold 2 240mm Rads internally.
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LG 32LD450 Dell Ducky DK9008 OCN Edition Corsair TX650v2 
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