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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I'm looking to buy a new case for a friend for his new system we're building and to be honest, I'm a bit at lost as to in which direction to look at, so we're hoping to get some help from you guys. We're looking for a case under 200$ with good airflow that would allow easy cable management, size isn't much of an issue as it will be on top of a desk, we're not looking to have any fancy light LED on the side and whatnot, just something clean and functional. It needs to be big enough for a ASUS P8Z68-V mobo and a ASUS GTX 560 graphic card... That's pretty much it, any suggestion ?

Thanks!

PS: We're buying from Newegg.ca!
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post #2 of 8
CM 690 II advanced, but it does have lights on them, which fans can be replaced if budget allows it.
or
Aerocool X-Predator Case White Edition
or
Corsair Carbide 500R Case
Edited by ginger_nuts - 10/29/11 at 4:16pm
post #3 of 8
carbide 500R....... love mine
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post #4 of 8
Carbide series are amazing and can be had for under $100 They're built similar to the 600T if you don't want to pay for one ($180-ish) and you have money left over for case fans and such.

I'm a little 600T bias but checking videos online on the 500R and 600T They're pretty similar.
post #5 of 8
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Hey thanks for the quick replies, I do like the Carbide 500R
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post #6 of 8
Mid tower
NZXT Tempest EVO
Carbide 500R

Full Tower
NZXT Phantom
Thermaltake Chaser
Cm HAF 932 or HAF X
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post #7 of 8
+1 for Corsair 500R.

You mentioned "easy cable management, clean and functional." Corsair has that covered for sure.

In terms of air flow, I think the Carbide series out of the box is one of their better cases.

Aesthetics are personal choices, but Corsair designs are elegant in my eyes.
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post #8 of 8
Can't recommend my HAF 932 enough. Wonderful case, tons of room, easy to work with. Just replace the front LED fan with something that has no lights, or you could modify the fan to deactivate the LEDs (PM me if you need instructions, it's 2 desolders).
 
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