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The 650D was released before a usb 3.0 mobo header came out, but they could have updated the cable set. But neither you, nor I, could use such a header, so it is better (at least for me) to have ones long enough to go out the back.
I really like the 650D, but i bought it to mod it.
You may find that the stock fans are fine. The two 200's move a lot of air, but are loud (for me) at full tilt.
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I am also looking for a new mid-tower case. Would like to give my opinion about my options.

1. 690 ii advanced (go for the usb 3.0 version with rubber grommet) - dust filters probably its weakest feature and I/O panel is attached to the top panel.
2. 500r - no side panel window (I think the 200mm side fan is overkill) and i think its cable management is a bit overrated. I don't see the advantage of having rubber grommet if the cables of I/O panel is coming from inside the case, instead from the side.
3. Lancool K63 - excellent cable management. Great airflow. excellent dust filters. But the looks is neither bad or good. But I think some modding would make this case looks better.
4. Lancool K9WX - aluminum shell with the same cable management of K63, great airflow. excellent dust filters.
5. Lian Li PC-7FNWX - Best looking case for me among the 5. It only has a decent air flow on stock, but you could upgrade it with a better top panel
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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!
Silverstone FT02/RV02-E. best air cooled case on the market, but not designed for liquid cooling at all....

all air intake are filtered so dust wont be an issue.
has 3 x 180mm fans as air intake source so airflow wont be an issue.
cable management is "marginal" but doable and possible.
no case on the market has cleaner airflow path then FT02/RV02-E.
aesthetics wise, it's hard to beat a FT02.
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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!
I don't blame you...upgrading from my HAF 932 to a Corsair Graphite 600T SE myself, decided I wanted something sleek
    
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