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post #1 of 10
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Well as the title states it's time for me to get a new case.

I am buying the Case at my local Microcenter (Houston,TX) due to the coupon that's being handed out on the forums. , and i wanted some of you guys opinions.

I am currently a bit tired of my Cosmos S (so its going to be repackaged and stored until i find a use for it again!)

I am currently looking for a case that would Hold my RX240 with ease, also hold my 580, and be able to hold up to 5 drives. (1 SSD + 4 HDD).

I currently like these cases (Budget: 120 Will budge but not that much.)

Fractal Design Arc Midi
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0383058
^I have always eyed the Arc but just couldn't bring myself to get it due to the fear that it just wont give me any room to upgrade (More Rads, etc.)

Bit Fenix Outlaw:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378159
^ I like the look of the front, also the price is just amazing imo, and the window. But i am worried about The hard drive cages not being removable, I don't know if i could fit my rad or any other rads inside the case.

Those are a few of my concerns about each case. If you have any other recommendations then just LMK.
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post #2 of 10
I would definitely recommend the CM960 II Advanced case for around $95.

I've had this case for a few years now, and I gotta say it is probably the most feature packed - for the price mid tower case. Its got room for 10 fans and you can fit the 240 rad in the top or at the bottom of the case. It has excellent cable management and aesthetics (The front 140mm fan actually has a blue led, doesn't show on the website). One of the most handy features it has is the hard drive dock at the top!

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0328082

Hope this has helped with your decision. smile.gif
Edited by LolXDFace - 3/20/12 at 7:28pm
post #3 of 10
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Hey thanks for the suggestion. The case has solid features, but I just don't want another case with a full mesh front.... my cosmos s looks almost like that which i am trying to move from lol.

Thanks for the suggesion +rep to you!
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post #4 of 10
I might be getting the NZXT Phantom in black. I think it looks amazing plus it is a full tower case and with the coupon on $115. That is the price of an high end mid tower.
post #5 of 10
I think the Arc Midi is a good choice.

As it is a mid-size case, it just does not offer as much room as your Cosmos S. Whether its room is enough for your future upgrade, it all depends on what upgrades you will have, obviously.

With a RX240 fitted at top, it looks like this:-
450

If you wish to add more cooling power, a slim 280 rad can be fitted to the front of the case as well. See pic below for an example.
529

(this rig belongs to member mm67 and I took the pic from here:- http://www.overclock.net/t/1194862/jumping-back-into-water-thinking-about-xspc-rasa-750-rx360-kit-in-a-fractal-design-arc-midi)
post #6 of 10
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Hmm while i've seen some of those images before, It just seems like a super tight fit considering i need those 2x 5.25" on top...... but thanks a lot Windfire your posts are always soo helpful! thumb.gif

Although i kinda like the way the phantom looks i don't like cases that have doors.....
Edited by KuuFA - 3/21/12 at 3:21pm
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So it seems like the Fractal is a winner..... No body has experience with the Shinobi?
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post #8 of 10
How do you feel about either the Corsair 600T or the 650D?
 
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post #9 of 10
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Hmm well I had a chance to work with a 600t for a client but while nice and i would love to have one i would have to have it in white.... which is out of my price range.

the 650d is wayyy out of my price range. although i like it.
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I completely missed the budget part in your op - my bad doh.gif
 
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