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I have a budget of 150 MAX but i would like to stay around 100 dollar price range. I would Like the case to have good air flow and not have to buy any fans for it but i do have 2 200mm Blue Led fans and 2 120mm blue led fans. I have been looking at the Nzxt phantom and the azza Hurrican 2000R. it has to fit at least a 240 rad but i would like a 360 rad i am willing to mount out side of the case.
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post #2 of 28
The NZXT Tempest Evo is my current case and sells for $110 at newegg. It has good airflow and comes with 6 fans. The other two cases you listed are good as well. You avatar shows water cooling. Do you plan on water cooling anything in this case? What size would you prefer? The cases you listed are both full towers IIRC. The Tempest Evo is a mid-tower but still big and pretty roomy. Let us know what you decide.
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post #3 of 28
save 20$ more and get a NZXT SWITCH 810 in BLACK with free shipping for a low 169.99 =b
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post #4 of 28
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The NZXT Tempest Evo is my current case and sells for $110 at newegg. It has good airflow and comes with 6 fans. The other two cases you listed are good as well. You avatar shows water cooling. Do you plan on water cooling anything in this case? What size would you prefer? The cases you listed are both full towers IIRC. The Tempest Evo is a mid-tower but still big and pretty roomy. Let us know what you decide.

OH thanks for reminding me it has to fit at least a 240 rad but i would like a 360 rad i am willing to mount out side of the case.
 
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post #5 of 28
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Nzxt switch is nice but kind of plain. I also would like a full tower
 
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post #6 of 28
I don't know much about water cooling or what cases are best for that. Sorry. I would check out some of the builds in the water cooling forums and see what cases are popular. I'm sure someone will pop in with some good info though.
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post #7 of 28
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I don't know much about water cooling or what cases are best for that. Sorry. I would check out some of the builds in the water cooling forums and see what cases are popular. I'm sure someone will pop in with some good info though.

Ok but can you still reccomend me some case because i dont have to water set up yet i also was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
 
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post #8 of 28
I think everyone here will agree that almost all the Corsair cases are excellent. The 500R looks good and has room for the 240rad you mentioned. Also comes in black but, you probably already saw that on newegg tongue.gif
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post #9 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oorenotsoo View Post

I think everyone here will agree that almost all the Corsair cases are excellent. The 500R looks good and has room for the 240rad you mentioned. Also comes in black but, you probably already saw that on newegg tongue.gif

yes it does come in black but i think i like the white better biggrin.gif what about the lan boy air
 
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post #10 of 28
I remember hearing the lan boy air wasn't that great for cooling because the airflow isn't focused.
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