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It has to be as quiet as possible, and provide good cooling . The design must be simple, functional , not the gaming type, similar to those i will attach a little below. It has to be pretty large , i think middletower, around 45-50 cm in height ,more towards 50 cm, preferably with no fans on the sides and top, maybe some noise reduction material.

So far i found some that fit the description, and am considering:

Scythe Gekkou: Nice one, like the design, a little low in height\
oom and weak in heat management, no air filter for the psu

Zalman ms1000-hs1 or hs2: Pretty nice, not a lot of negatives , maybe price a little high, at least here, in my country, and a little heavy, no front vent if i remember right.

Corsair Obsidian 650D: Really liking this one more and more , price is high, just a little too big in size, don't know about noise

If you happen to know a good one please share, budget is preferably around 100-120$ but can go higher in some particular cases.

PS: also if someone could tell me which are the advantages and disadv. of having the psu down instead of up or point me in the right direction in the forums it would help.


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I'd say check out Fractal Design or Bitfenix.
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Silverstone Raven RV02 Evolution, just got mine. Whisper quiet, very large, Simple design, has 3 Air penetrator fans at the bottom and 1 outtake fan at the top. All connectivity is at the top too and not the back. 50cm tall and 64cm long.

GPU idles at 28*c and loads at max (folding@home and crysis) 53*c.

CPU idles at 36*c and loads at ~45*c - 60*c at 4GHz (On stock cooler though)

Side window is on the right side panel as you look at it from the front, Provides a great view in to the case

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Give the rosewill blackhawk case a look. I picked up the blackhawk and its a very functional and sexy case. Plenty of room for anything you might need and the supplied fans are quiet. The quality is excellent too, I always thought rosewill was just budget stuff but when they released this case It looked so good i had to try it, I was happy when the quality was great too. Plus it has USB 3.0 on the front panel too which isnt standard. The usb 3.0 is done by using the 3.0 ports on the I/O panel not the mobo, but the jumpers it comes with are perfect.

Newegg $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147107
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Thanks for the replies, they are pretty close to what i'm looking for. Fractal and Bitfenix have good designs , but still not sure about them , that Silverstone also looks very good , a little bit too gameish, and a little too big in length, but very nice case, congrats for it. Rosewill looks good too, don't know if i can find it here though.
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Thanks for the replies, they are pretty close to what i'm looking for. Fractal and Bitfenix have good designs , but still not sure about them , that Silverstone also looks very good , a little bit too gameish, and a little too big in length, but very nice case, congrats for it. Rosewill looks good too, don't know if i can find it here though.
Theres also the Silverstone FT02, It's basically a Raven's innerds with sound dampening. also the Outside is all aluminium too. Slightly more expensive though (reason I went with the raven)

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