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I was set on the 650D... till I read some reviews and found out you'd probably have to replace the back fan (200m) and probably install 2 140mm in the top. No usb 3.0 header connector into the mobo and also a mesh panel. All these things add up...Looked at the Fractal Design Arc Midi and it looks nice but maybe a bit cramped for my taste. I'm not sure how it compares to my current case (antec 900) but it looks a bit small.
I don't really want to go full tower but it seems there really isn't many good mid tower cases with good airflow, cable management and build quality. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Corsair 500R. (I have the 400R and this case is absolutely stunning)
Coolermaster CM 690 II.
Coolermaster HAF X.

It really depends on your taste, you may also like the NZXT Phantom.
    
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post #3 of 14
Why not just keep your Antec?
Or is this for a new build?
post #4 of 14
Similar situation, I was set on a HAF 922, and now I'm completely clueless with all of the cases.
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I actually just purchased an 650D last night and I installed it soon afterwards. I really recommend this case the USB3.0 connector is pretty lame. At first I was puzzled by the cord but the wires are long enough to reach the back of the case easily.
The cable management on this case is amazing so much room! I had a Antec Three Hundred before and it was really difficult to work near the heat sink (Noctua NH-U12P SE2) but this case there is ample room to basically do anything.

By the way, why does the back and top fans need to get replaced? They seem to cool my system just fine.

EDIT: I was looking into the Corsair 500R and the 600T
The 500R doesn't seem the extra room for cable management behind the mobo.
600T the fan control nob was actually just 3 settings so I was pretty turned off by turning a 1/3 of knob just to adjust 1 speed.
Edited by trry - 11/5/11 at 12:04pm
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I actually just purchased an 650D last night and I installed it soon afterwards. I really recommend this case the USB3.0 connector is pretty lame. At first I was puzzled by the cord but the wires are long enough to reach the back of the case easily.
The cable management on this case is amazing so much room! I had a Antec Three Hundred before and it was really difficult to work near the heat sink (Noctua NH-U12P SE2) but this case there is ample room to basically do anything.

By the way, why does the back and top fans need to get replaced? They seem to cool my system just fine.
For better air flow. This OCN nothing is ever good enough till its prefect!

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I was set on the 650D... till I read some reviews and found out you'd probably have to replace the back fan (200m) and probably install 2 140mm in the top. No usb 3.0 header connector into the mobo and also a mesh panel. All these things add up...Looked at the Fractal Design Arc Midi and it looks nice but maybe a bit cramped for my taste. I'm not sure how it compares to my current case (antec 900) but it looks a bit small.
I don't really want to go full tower but it seems there really isn't many good mid tower cases with good airflow, cable management and build quality. Any suggestions? Thanks.
any CM HAF seems to have good air flow but i think your better off with that antec 900 maybe just replace your fans with higher CFM if you want something with better air flow.
Edited by Darksoul844 - 11/5/11 at 12:08pm
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Or wait for this if it becomes available here as nobody knows when and where: http://www.coolermaster.com/product....oduct_id=6750#
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Heres a case i used to build my friends new pc its not bad only drawback no usb3.0 and only comes ready to hold 4 hardrives i got the mesh one but they made a window one to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815008
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815007
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For better air flow. This OCN nothing is ever good enough till its prefect!



any CM HAF seems to have good air flow but i think your better off with that antec 900 maybe just replace your fans with higher CFM if you want something with better air flow.
It's mainly for a new build. For some reason I am not that attracted to the HAF cases... Maybe because everyone has them? The problem with the antec 900 is that it's a dust magnet... cable management is bad... which in turn messes up the air flow. It's pretty cramped to work in too!
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I had a 900 years ago when they first came out. It was a good case then, but I wouldn't want to go back to it now.
Another member here, munaim1, just did a spectacular build in this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815011

As much as I still like my HAF 932, I was really impressed with the room and layout of this Xigmatek case.

Edit: Here is his build log:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...sandy-got.html
Edited by DerComissar - 11/5/11 at 1:36pm
    
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