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Ok so I have a CM haf-912 right now and it was a nice starter case, but I want to go something bigger and cleaner. I would like something with a LOT of room behind the panel for cable management as I might go LC later and will be running a lot more wires. What cases right now offer great air cooling a good look and good cable management?

I was thinking about a Switch 810 but it's 20 bucks over my budget and i'm pretty strapped to 150. Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 29

Refurbs from the CM store:

 

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/trooper-full-tower-usb-3-0-gaming-case-refurbished/

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-x-black-steel-plastic-and-mesh-bezel-atx-full-tower-chassis-refurbished/

 

They also have the HAF 932 for $80 (not including shipping).

Also worth looking into Rosewill Thor V2 or Blackhawk-Ultra.

 

EDIT: The switch goes for $100 AR right now on Microcenter. That's a ridiculously sick price.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386964

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Sadly I don't count rebates into my pricing because they're so 50/50. But still it's in my budget, but that HAF X is a nice price too.
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BITFENIX SHINOBI XL!
One of the best cases for 150 bucks, a lot of room for cable management, water cooling support, full tower, and looks great!

Take a look, I'm sure youll like it thumb.gifhttp://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66819
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Arc Midi? Lots of room for cables, one of the best cases for liquid cooling without going full tower, and has very good air cooling performance as well. Won't be much bigger in size than your haf912 but it has many benefits as an upgrade. Within your budget too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007&Tpk=arc%20midi
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Originally Posted by campingturtle View Post

BITFENIX SHINOBI XL!
One of the best cases for 150 bucks, a lot of room for cable management, water cooling support, full tower, and looks great!
Take a look, I'm sure youll like it thumb.gifhttp://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66819

Wow that is nice.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by I_Try_Pregame View Post

Wow that is nice.
Yep nice and simplistic looking biggrin.gif
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Quote:
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Wow that is nice.

Nice looking but doesn't cool that well compared to other in it's price range;

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/07/26/bitfenix-shinobi-xl-review/4

shame really as I like how it looks.
post #9 of 29
That's because the fans are essentially silent operating. Additionally, there are some specific design elements that help reduce noise over your standard open mesh case.

Similar to the Fractal Arc, this case is really a blank canvas for you to exactly nail down whatever kind of cooling configuration you want.



You can go full on watercooling eventually, swap the 230mm fans for 120s of your choice with up to three on the front as intake, two on the bottom, and three on the top.
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I vote for a 500R.
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