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just built my first ever rig which i'm very pleased with but as you can imagine being my first rig i'm terrified i have made the wrong decisions. I have used the antec 300 case which i'm now regretting but don't no why. I have added two new 120mm front intake fans(xigmatek pearl purple) a 120mm side intake(xigmatek pearl purple) the rear i have used for my liquid cooling and on top a 140mm exhaust(xigmatek pearl purple). basically i want to know if a case upgrade is worth while?????? and if so what to????

What I'm trying to say is, is this case good enough for future upgrades?
Edited by F0RWARD - 11/18/11 at 4:04pm
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if your planning on pursuing more water cooling for your other components a good above average case is 800d corsair obsidian. if you want the most advanced cases for wc where you can fit a ton of radiators check out mountain mods, case labs, lian li and danger den.
    
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Buyer's remorse... Happens to the best of us man, don't worry.

If it suffices for now and you've already bought (I mean: no way of cancelling the order or getting a full refund) I'd just go with it and upgrade/change when the need arises. If you suddenly find the looks disgusting and sickening you could get something else of course. No point in staring at something you really don't like.

In terms of being worthwhile: it's not like it's a tiny OEM case with 80 mm case fans or anything like that. I've had a few cases by now (and honestly never been fully satisfied) and none of them have ever limited my OC or anything like that.

I would recommend using the top 140 as intake or the rear 120 (where your WC rad is) as an intake (with a dust-filter preferably). That way either the 140 will provide fresh air to the rad or the rad will intake fresh air.

In terms of future upgrades. By the looks of it it seems to be ATX so you won't (or with difficulty at least) be able to install an eATX/XL-ATX in there. Otherwise it's really not a big deal, HDDs, DVD drives etc don't change in size.

I would cut some holes for cable management and get a can of black matte spray paint to give that inside a go. Looks a lot better on any case imho (I'm a fan of matte paint and it doesn't require extensive polishing, sanding, layers and whatnot to look decent).

Loads of text for no answer really... :s

EDIT: if you do plan on buying an other one: Take your time, read lots of reviews, make a feature list (stuff you would really want) and look at some of the pic threads here on OCN (there's a big one about cable management, lots of nice pics there). Chances are you'll come across a brand you never heard of before.
Edited by Bloitz - 11/18/11 at 4:25pm
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Thanks guys for the advice, going to stick with my case for now and change when I go sli next year smile.gif
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