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Looking for it to be around 70 - 150$ (shipped hopefully) and to have room for a h100 (preferable in push/pull) Idc about fan noise as i play games with ear buds in and I always have music on in my room. i wouldn't mind a bad looking case as long as it gets the job done. want to be able to configure drive bays however i want without modding. I will not do a custom loop so please dont say "this case because it can fit a 360 RAD"

The Build In progress :

Ivy Bridge i7
7950 then a second if needed will be aftermarket cooler like a MSI twin frozer or Gigbyte wind force 3
1 hard drive
1 optical drive
and a HX 850


any help would be great. thank you!
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Cooler Master's HAF series cases are made for water-cooled rigs. You shouldn't have a whole lot of trouble fitting your components in there. So, your best bet would be that. Corsair's Obsidian series is another one of my favorites.

Configuring drive bays without modding is something I'm not accustomed to. I wish I could be more help in that area. redface.gif
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people always recommend haf's they that good? I feel like they are dust bunnies. more input would be lovely and thank you for your input sir.
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Originally Posted by joeyck View Post

people always recommend haf's they that good? I feel like they are dust bunnies. more input would be lovely and thank you for your input sir.

If you have the fans configured to keep dust out (negative pressure inside the case).

Negative - there is more air exiting the case via exhaust fans than fresh air entering the case via intake fans and vents. The CFM for exhaust fans exceeds the CFM from intake fans.


EDIT:

You're going to have to clean your case at least once a month no matter what case you have. It's good practice to anyway rolleyes.gif
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Well obsidian cases run hot and and are expensive to begin with and then with the purchase of the fans needed to make it cool will be pretty dam expensive. still curious as to what others have to say.
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