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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by DWSR View Post
Another vote for the 932. Glorious case. You'd be amazed at the amount of crap that you can put into it. I have a 360mm rad, (soon to be) 7 120mm fans, 1 140mm fan, 2 200mm fans, 2 UV CCFLs, 2 GPUs, a water pump and 150mL res, 6 HDDs, 2 BD drives, a SATA hotswap bay, a fan controller, a front panel card reader, and a drawer. I swear to god I've added like 2x the weight of the bare case in this thing.
That's good to know, thanks!

Another good thing about the HAF 932 is the availability around these parts.
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post #12 of 23
Airflow, Cable mgmt, Space, Styling, price are typically what I use to make my choices. In the end it comes down to personal preference.
post #13 of 23
NZXT Source 210.

Only $40, has cable management, has mobo cutout, excellent airflow (7 120mm fans!), and even looks good.

Can't go wrong.
    
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post #14 of 23
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Which mid and full towards are closest to the 'super towers' on newegg?

I never heard of such a thing until I noticed it...

They are larger than full towers?!? Looks like lots of room except they're all around $220.
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post #15 of 23
Haf x <3
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post #16 of 23
why not try something different from the crowd?
take a look at thermaltake level 10GT......a absolute beast looking case(it may look ugly to some) don't know why... will eat everything u give to it.....its a pleasure to work with the case....good air flow,tons of cable management options,and maaany customization options...it may be a little hard on the pocket but hey its worth every penny...

my 2nd option will be silverstone raven RV01 or RV02...those two r also designed in different way....love the tilted motherboard tray

overall i love cases that looks and works different from ordinary looking cases and after seeing the case ONE can say WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!? so now its upto u
     
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by noobee View Post
I think these are the contenders:
CM 932 Advanced
HAF X
Rosewill Thor V2
NZXT Phantom
Silverstone RV02

Thoughts?

Any way to compare these?
The winner would be the HAF-X in terms of performance. Aesthetics wise, The NZXT/The Silverstone would win. But may I ask what kind of GPU cooling are you going to be using? If you are using a GPU cooler that dumps heat in the case (Twin Frozr II/III), you are better off with a normal mobo layout, instead of the 90 degree rotation. The HAF 932 would be a smaller version of the HAF-X, which is still big. The HAF-X's dust filters are useless...just sayin.

I absolutely have to recommend the R3. It's a great mid tower, looks awesome, has great cable management, albeit the minimal, yet sufficient space behind the mobo panel. It's built for silent computing with noise dampening materials everywhere, only issue is if you are going to buy monstrously long cards, you might not be able to fit it (290mm & above) :/ It cools well and is cheap for the quality you get as well.

You can also consider the Carbide 500r, which is a great mid tower.
    
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post #18 of 23
The X is about 1 cubic inch larger than the 932. They're pretty close to the same case.

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post #19 of 23
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Hey, I might limit my budget for a case to just under $150.

If that's my limit, what do you recommend then?

I want to use liquid cooling so something like a Corsair H80 or H100.

I thought my choices might be between two cases, the Corsair Carbide R500 and the Corsair 600T. Should I also consider a CM case?

What do you think?

Any thoughts on going with a mid-tower? Will I have enough room? I like the idea of bigger but fewer fans but do those cases have good overall cooling?

Cable management and interior room is still the priority, though. I figure the cooling will be sufficient with either of those cases but I want the case to be good for the liquid cooling and since the cooler has that cabling going across the mobo, I need good holes in the case for the various cables.
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post #20 of 23
You should absolutely get a 932 or HAF X. They're great cases for the pricepoint and come with good stock cooling (3 200mm fans, 1 140mm fan).

Water cooling a mid tower is cramped. And I would save the money and use a high end air cooler over a closed loop system. That's not real watercooling anyways. If youre interested in getting wet, take a look at an EK kit. They're pretty straightforward to install, good quality components, and good value for a basic loop.

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