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post #21 of 33
If you don't absolutely need the room from a full tower, there's really no point of getting it as it will be more than you'll ever need really. Majority of gaming builds fit just fine in pretty much every mid tower. If you're looking for a mid tower with features and flexibility that many of the full towers allow, take a look at the HAF 912, its a solid mid tower with lots of nice options and fantastic cable management, will also fit pretty much any heatsink and graphics card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

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(but unfortunately, the mother board tray is not removable). Bonus points if anyone understands the reference!
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post #22 of 33
lets not fool around with the HAF series... check out lian-li, stylish stuff and the lancool line is very affordable

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post #23 of 33
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So I was pretty set on a 922, but now I'm completely clueless. Maybe I should just fork up the $125 and get a Phantom for a quality Full-Sizer?

Anyway, what's the difference between 922 and CM690 II, the 922 seems like it has more airflow? What makes the CM690 II superior?
post #24 of 33
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Anybody care to offer some more insight and suggestions? So many votes for different cases, feel like I'm back to square one.
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Anybody care to offer some more insight and suggestions? So many votes for different cases, feel like I'm back to square one.
I would go with either the 922 or 500r. In terms of features they are similar, so pick the one you think looks nicer.

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post #26 of 33
922 I believe has better airflow, but I own the 690II and it still gets the job done. If you're picky about looks as well, 690II allows you to remove the bottom part of the HD cage, and the inside is painted black.
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post #27 of 33
what kind of hardware are we talking about?
(I havent read the entire thread so I may have missed this)

i'm a big advocate for smaller form factors, and one may be a much more reasonable consideration depending on the amount of power you expect from this machine.
( Single Card/SLI/xFire?, overclocking expectations? , AMD/Intel? , #HDD's/PCI cards , etc )
post #28 of 33
Honestly in the end it comes to what looks best to you, YOU decide because all these cases perform and does the job the same with very marginal differences.

Some hints to your taste can be... i.e;

922 - Tough muscular look
500R - Sleek and boss looking
Lian Li - Stylish, clean, aluminium
Bitfenix - Stealth and slick

ect ect. How do you feel and what makes you feel the most joy.

EDIT: I agree with what Stealthy box said above, that definitely helps with deciding factors too on what cases will meet your expectations. But most of the suggested will do it all.

No more asking opinions unless it something to due with fitment or compatibility.
post #29 of 33
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what kind of hardware are we talking about?
(I havent read the entire thread so I may have missed this)

i'm a big advocate for smaller form factors, and one may be a much more reasonable consideration depending on the amount of power you expect from this machine.
( Single Card/SLI/xFire?, overclocking expectations? , AMD/Intel? , #HDD's/PCI cards , etc )
It's in the original post I believe, but it's changed since then. Projected hardware:

-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Low Profile
-MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
-Still trying to decide on a PSU

And to everyone else: I like both the 400R and the 922. But I also like the Phantom and 932 for full-sizers. The 500R is a bit pricey for a mid-size, IMO. With the 400R, should I get more fans to add on I'm assuming? That adds some price, too. And with the 400R, does it fit something like a CM 912 EVO? Because I know the 922 or 932 will.
post #30 of 33
Carbide series are a lot spacier than you think.
Price wise, a 500R can be found for $90 smackeroos. Just saying.

Umm seems like you're pretty good with the 922, might as well stick with what you picked in the first place. !
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