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post #11 of 21
CoolerMaster 690 II
CoolerMaster HAF 922

Sub 100 dollar cases for airflow

Do you have a preference to weight? Material? Type of motherboard layout? Any solid information on what you want from the case.

IMO its what you look at every day. Get something you like that has some EYE candy to you. Not just what other people think. And also make you choice educated as well. Don't just buy the best looking. Make sure it fits your needs.

IMO the steel constructed cases hold their "Shape" better than most. Especially if you lan.
Edited by DeadLink - 5/6/12 at 10:44pm
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post #12 of 21
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CoolerMaster 690 II
CoolerMaster HAF 922

All Sub 100 dollar cases for airflow

Dude! I don't know how, but I totally forgot about the CM 690 II (Advanced)! Excellent idea, as well. thumb.gif
 
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post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
i like the looks of the nzxts, and the switch looks great but for a budget, that fractual design is nice and isnt too spendy. I do like my Apollo, but it only has 2 120mm fans and doesnt really push all that much air, but the main thing right now is that the cable managements a nightmare.
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post #14 of 21
have you seen the CM Storm Trooper?
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post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
For my next case I want adequate cable management, good cooling, a side window, and an opening on the other side of the motherboard to switch out CPU cooler brackets would be nice too.
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post #16 of 21
Corsair pretty much wins with cable management. Not sure why but they must have gotten a super nerd in the tech department that had OCD or something and hated spending days doing wires. They take the cake. Others are picking it up as well.

Corsair Carbide series.
CoolerMaster Scout/Trooper, CM 690, HAF series, Centurion is Uber Cheapo.
Antec
NZXT
Lian-Li AO5n Inverted motherboard

Just to name some companies and cases.

The switch 810 is the alternative for the 800D hands down. And looks arent bad either. I just dont like how you cant have Push Pull rads on the switch and still have room. Those two cases are not to be used for air cooling in mind lol. Seems like if you spend the 270+ dollars for the obsidian for just air cooling you should slap yourself.
Edited by DeadLink - 5/6/12 at 10:59pm
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post #17 of 21
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Between the Carbide 500r and the Graphite 600T which would be the better? (not taking price into account)
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post #18 of 21
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damn, anything a bit cheaper, but still has good cooling capability?

I think someone mentioned a RV02-E.... the cheaper brother to the FT02.... same 3x180mm filtered AP181 130cfm rated intake fans....
post #19 of 21
Small things that may look more appealing to you. Latching side panel on the 600T. CPU Socket cutout looks a bit better on the 600T. Cable management is more widely used on the 600T. Knob on the top lol. Just need to open both the pages and compare differences.

600T would be IMO
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by DeadLink View Post

Small things that may look more appealing to you. Latching side panel on the 600T. CPU Socket cutout looks a bit better on the 600T. Cable management is more widely used on the 600T. Knob on the top lol. Just need to open both the pages and compare differences.

600T would be IMO

This

Deadlink has pretty much hit the nail on the head with everything he's said. I really didn't even need to answer... redface.gif + rolleyes.gif
 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
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BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Seasonic X-850 Gold Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
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Razer Kabuto Sennheiser PC350 HT|Omega Claro Plus+ 
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I Like This Case
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k ASRock Z77 Pro3 XFX R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Seasonic X-850 Gold Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
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Razer Kabuto Sennheiser PC350 HT|Omega Claro Plus+ 
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