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Looking For A New Case, Need Suggestions...

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So im currently looking to do a complete system overhall. Currently I have an Antec 1200. Great case, big but one thing i HATE about this case is that the hard drive bays dont stick side ways...they point towards the motherboard rather than the door which is what im looking for. Im kind of thinking about switching back to a mid tower as I dont really need the space of a full tower (at least i dont think i do and its taking up way to much space on my desk). I also need one that has good cooling.

I plan on putting the following in it:

My current Sig Rig (not the server)
a 7k series graphics card (one card only and probably looking at a 7950 or 7970)
any about...4-5 hard drives (ranging from my two raptor drives i just ordered to my two 1tb main drives)

I want something pretty plain looking, like the following only maybe a few more hard drive bays (if possible):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

I like the looks of the plain aluminun "box" look of the lian li's but to get one that has any good size im looking at like..150 dollars...and i want to stick with a mid tower as the full tower is taking up WAY to much space....

I know im sounding way to picky im trying to keep it under 100 dollars but im pretty sure thats not gonna happen...any suggestions?
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Hexamonster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom 2 1075t ASRock 990FX Extreme3  Sapphire 6950 Dirt3 Edition  MSI 6950  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8Gig G.Skill Sniper 1333 Western Digital Raptor Samsung DVD+RW Windows 7 (64)/Windows 8 Consumer 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G245HQABD 23.6" LCD Monitor  Logitech k360 Antec 1000W NZXT Phanton Green/Black Edition 
Mouse
CAT 7 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
Intel Core i7 4720 SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M  Raid SSD 128gig Hard Drives 1tb Backup Drive 
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Bluray Drive 
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G105 Rosewill Capstone 550M HAF XB M570 
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post #3 of 4
corsair 400r
arc midi
alittle more then what you want to spend, but generally considered good cases.

if you want the best, then save up for the RV02-E, but not everyone like the styling of the raven. personally i bit the bullet and went with the FT02 which has the styling you are looking for, but it's also $250:D

if you are looking for smaller case, you'll need a matx board.
post #4 of 4
My top two suggestions would be:

Fractal Design Arc Midi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007&Tpk=arc%20midi

Lian Li k62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239&Tpk=k62

Having personally owned the k62, I can say it is a great case and would meet all your wants in a mid tower case. Looks nice and respectable cable management thumb.gif
    
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