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In 2009 I went from the Antec 1200 to the Thermaltake spedo case(Don't ask me why). The main reason I purchased the case was suppose to have really good cable management features inside the case and i will say that it was a lot better than the Antec 1200. Now it's been two years and Im ready for a change. Im looking for a mid size case that isn't so flashy but very aesthetically pleasing to the eye and room for expansion. Im not looking to spend 200 bucks for the case more in the 75-125 dollar range. If it has a window great if not it doesn't matter. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9
not mid tower and a little over 125, but well under 200. Best case I have ever owned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089


See my build log, in my sig, and go here for more details on this thing.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1209048/official-nzxt-switch-810-thread/0_100


Their customer service is unmatched.
post #3 of 9
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That is a very good looking case and would be something great for a new project but due to space im really looking for a mid tower. Any other suggestions?
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Okay i've found two cases that I really like but wanted to know which one you would choose and why...

Lian li lancool pc-k9wx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112337

Fractal Design Core 3000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352010
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post #5 of 9
Based purely on outside aesthetics, I would pick the Lian-Li. Mostly because, while mesh on the front can be a nice touch, I think the FD kind of overdoes it. However as far as practicality goes, I would definitely go with the FD. While I really like having the window on my case, the FD has the two top fan vents, (what appears to be) better cable management, and plus I like all the white accents on the inside.
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post #6 of 9
Fractal Arc Midi. Nothing comes close in that price range, except the Coolermaster 690II.
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post #7 of 9
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Hey I actually purchased a Fractal r4 for my update. I ordered yesterday from newegg and got it today...Fast shipping on their part. So far I think its an amazing case and tomorrow I will start to clean up everything and transfer it over. One question though, Does anyone know of a local store that I can get a 24 pin extension from? Would best buy have one?
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post #8 of 9
local.. not in arkansas, dude.... if it aint marlboros or a coke
we are missing the boat..

if you are looking to dress it up, ordering the extension kit now will save
your bananas... the alchemy kits are prolly the bestest next to nzxt.
i sleeve my own and for customers..
right now, i sold all my extensions and awaiting new sheetmetal or id
let you have/borrow mine..

airdeano
post #9 of 9
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Haha, true that... I ended up getting the bitfenix extensions
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