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Haf x
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post #12 of 52
Of the cases mentioned, I would pick the Thermaltake Level 10 GT as long as you like the looks. That case has been lowered to $200 on newegg and has everything an enthusiast could want whether its basic stuff like a carrying handle, great cooling performance, and even a clip to hang your headphones on.

I also like Cubitek's Magic Cube series which basically separates the tower into 3 pieces. I like that idea and it helps with cooling as well.
post #13 of 52
The HAF X and Silverstone TJ11 are both "love it or hate it" cases. Personally I detest them, but they are good for air cooling. I can't recommend the Corsair 800D AT ALL for air cooling, as it does not perform. When you buy an 800D, you're only buying it for aesthetics and cable management, which it excels at.

In the modest price range there is the Xigmatek Elysium and Silverstone FT02. I can't say anything bad about the Elysium, it's a great case. The FT02 is gorgeous, but it's a case that only shines if you take your time with cable management. Above that you have the Silverstone TJ07, which is VERY mod-able, to include more fans.

Below all those there's the Corsair Carbide 500R. It's a budget option, but looks great. Adding a third 120mm fan to the front is easy. Remove the middle HDD cage, and air passes right to your GPUs. I'd recommend tossing the gimmicky 200mm side panel fan in a drawer, and replacing it with a single high quality 120/140mm on the lower mount for your GPUs.

Then we get into CaseLabs, which are not just for water cooling. CaseLabs cases can be set up to move mountains of air.
post #14 of 52
May be a little biased but i'll have to go with the HAF X, i've been though a fair number of cases and the HAF X just ticks all the boxes, the sheer amount of headroom for expandability and great airflow, its a winner.

One of its advantages is also its only disadvantages and that is the size, its a very large case, but if you regularly attend LAN parties with it, you'll certainly negate the need to hit the gym smile.gif
post #15 of 52
I am partial to the Thermaltake obviously, but I also own a 800d which is a great case. In my opinion, unless you are doing something really radical, and by your specs you aren't, the case really doesn't matter much. All cases in the price range mentioned will do what you need it to do - hold your stuff and cool them well via air or water. For me, I wanted something more than a big booty rectangle and the Thermaltake is great to look at. I have it watercooled, it is very quiet, and it fits everything I need it as well (and would easily fit longer video cards.)

It all depends on what you want, the look, the setup, the little adds (windows, grills, fit, etc.) Go with what you want from any of the cases mentioned - you can't go wrong with any of them.
   
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post #16 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakain;15592267 
I also like Cubitek's Magic Cube series which basically separates the tower into 3 pieces. I like that idea and it helps with cooling as well.

I'm using that case right now. I can't recommend it for air cooling. The main cube has four fans: Two front, one top, one rear. Your hottest components (PSU, GPU, CPU) are all in the main cube, which is compact. Your HDDs go in their own cube. However, if you buy the case-set with the smaller HDD cube (4 drives), you are limited to a bloody 80mm fan in that cube. That's why I went with the 8-drive unit even though I don't need it; just to avoid that crappy little fan. Your optical drives go into a third cube.

In theory, this sounds like a great case-set! In practice, it is not. My fan controller (Aquaero) is mounted in the optical cube (where else can I put it?). This means I have fan cables going from my radiator, my HDD cube, and the main cube, all back to the optical cube. Then there are the power and SATA connectors running between the cubes, temperature probes, etc. It's a wiring nightmare.

The next time I rebuild, I'm going to throw out the HDD and optical cube, and put EVERYTHING in the one main cube.

Here's a size comparison I did.
Fractal Design Array R2 - Cubitek Magic Cube - NZXT Khaos
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post #17 of 52
Silverstone TJ07/TJ11 /drool
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post #18 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalaS;15590666 
Planning to buy kinda epic system for 4000USD.(not including monitors etc,just system.)

So what's best case?
HAF X
Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Or others post bellow.
If price is not a big concern then go with mountain mods
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Edited by Earthmonger - 11/6/11 at 8:53am
post #20 of 52
If you are not going for water cooling, you don't need large case with a lot of radiator mounting space (like caselabs). I would look into Lian Li, it will give you best possible quality for high-end rig. All brushed aluminium, anodized inside not painted, it beats even silverstone cases in terms of quality. Simple form like V2120X, or one of TYR models, like X2000.
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