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post #1 of 10
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basically just looking for a new case but can't really decide on what i like, so just want some ideas/suggestions.

i've seen a few i like so i want to know peoples opinions on them;

Obsidian 800D (top end of my budget)
Obsidian 650D
NZXT Switch 810
Silverstone Raven 3

also feel free to suggest ones i haven't mentioned
i kinda prefer cases with a windowed side panel and as little plastic as possible. Watercooling compatability is not essential as i have a corsair h100 that i bought to use as a spare in case i ever had problems but right now i can't really be bothered with my loop so gonna take it out and use the h100, so air flow is more important.

thanks
Edited by matty_AFC - 4/1/12 at 2:45pm
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post #2 of 10
Haf X.

Most of it is made of steel. It has a side window, great airflow and the thing is huuuuge. It's so nice to work in. The H100 is compatible with it as well.

The 800D is great to but it is more suited for people doing custom water cooling. The haf x has better airflow then it so it is more ideal for only aircooling. You can do custom water cooling in it though as well.
post #3 of 10
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I'll have a look thanks
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post #4 of 10
IMO out of the 4 cases u listed 650d cuz like the 800d it still stands to be one of the best made cases to date. However it's more aesthetically pleasing then airflow. For airflow I would suggest any other Corsair case i.e. 400r, 500r, 600t (black or white)
    
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post #5 of 10
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IMO out of the 4 cases u listed 650d cuz like the 800d it still stands to be one of the best made cases to date. However it's more aesthetically pleasing then airflow. For airflow I would suggest any other Corsair case i.e. 400r, 500r, 600t (black or white)

Yea thats what appeals to me regarding the corsair cases (they are beautiful imo)
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post #6 of 10
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Just seen another case i like it's the Thermaltake Level 10 GT, bit pricey so want to know if it's worth the money in terms of build quality etc, does anyone have one?
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post #7 of 10
That case does look awesome I just don't know if it's worth it
post #8 of 10
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That case does look awesome I just don't know if it's worth it

Yea im unsure looks great but....
was set on the HAF X but it's gigantic (shame because i like it's look and features), size is the reason i don't want my xigmatek elysium anymore...toooo big
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post #9 of 10
There is the Haf 912 and 922. Those are both midtower cases with most of the same features.
post #10 of 10
Level 10 gt WAY too expensive lol dont get it. I still say stick with Corsair. the Carbide series will beat nearly every case in same price range in terms of quality and features. Plus the extruding side panels give u extra cable room (and trust me u need that extra room)
    
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