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I'm currently looking for cases and I am having trouble finding, a reason to get a full tower apart from for water cooling room (I won't water cool)
I'm on the fence over whether to get

Nzxt phantom 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087

Cm HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=912

Rosewill CHALLENGER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

or

Raidmax Smilodon http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

I'm leaning towards the nzxt phantom 410 but I still can't quite decide

Also, any other options in the same price range I'm missing?
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If I were making a choice between all of those, I'd go with the HAF 912 or the Rosewill Challenger.

 

You might consider these two Antecs also:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

 

One is subdued and one has flashy lights.

 

This Gigabyte one is on sale and has cheap shipping and it seems to be a very solid case.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233016

 

And then there's the newest Antec 300 series, called the three hundred two. It has fan filters.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

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If I were making a choice between all of those, I'd go with the HAF 912 or the Rosewill Challenger.

You might consider these two Antecs also:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

One is subdued and one has flashy lights.

This Gigabyte one is on sale and has cheap shipping and it seems to be a very solid case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233016

And then there's the newest Antec 300 series, called the three hundred two. It has fan filters.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

Thanks for replying, I like the Rosewill challenger, but there are reports of it being flimsy, I agree, the 912 is probably the best oval package. I am not a fan of antec cases though frown.gif
    
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i'd avoid antec 300s - nightmare for managing cables

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i'd avoid antec 300s - nightmare for managing cables



That's good advice to know. I was actually considering getting one, but after hearing that, I think I like that HAF 912 the best.

 

Thank you for posting your experience with the 300s.

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I recently put together a rig using a Rosewill GEAR X3 case.

I was very pleased with it overall.
Quite solid, looks good, easy to work with, sturdy screw-less 5.25" bay mounts, and some excellent cable management with plenty of openings and space behind the mobo mounting panel for cables. Easy access for HDDs (and SDDs), and to the fan filters, too. smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147121

I had got it on a shocker for $40, but would have felt the $65 was well worth it.
I'd hope the Challenger would be in some ways similar, too. smile.gif
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I have an Antec 300 and it's pretty good. It's a bit annoying that they released the new 300 just a few weeks after I bought mine though. frown.gif Oh well.. my motherboard doesn't have USB 3.0 headers anyway (just 2 ports in the back), and the next time I build a PC I'll likely get a new case so I can keep my current one as a spare (and that'll be a few years off anyway...).
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