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NZXT source 220. $39.99 after rebate at the egg. I just built a rig with this case and it was decent to work with. The entire case is pretty flimsy but I don't think you will find anything better in its price range.
Not a huge fan of NZXT's design, but this case is pretty ridiculous for the price.
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I agree with everyone on the Source 220. Just finished a build with one, and yeah, other than the metal being thin (which makes it surprisingly light), it is a well thought out case with good cable management options, good airflow and come with a couple good fans.
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post #13 of 22
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definitely considering that case, it looks very nice! how is the air flow? better than the haf 912?

At stock I would think the source 220 provides better airflow because instead of two 120mm fans that the HAF912 provides you get one 120mm and a 140mm, probably negligible though. I filled mine up with fans, three 140mm and three 120mm. The only part of the build that frustrated me was running the CPU power cable through the top left of the motherboard tray, it was a tight fit.
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leaning more towards the 220 now, i was thinking about getting a haf 912 and change out the fans, but if the 220 has more air flow i will diffidently go for it!
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to bad im not buying today, im buying around December.
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leaning more towards the 220 now, i was thinking about getting a haf 912 and change out the fans, but if the 220 has more air flow i will diffidently go for it!

The HAF 912 is also a great case that I personally considered and I'm sure it would cool just as well when filled with fans but right now the price difference is large enough that you could buy the source 220 for $40AR and some extra fans for the same $60 that the HAF 912 costs which would only come with its two default 120mms.
post #18 of 22
I have a Roswill Challenger. I don't have teh 670 FTW yet in it. Although you can fit one in there or two. I saw a person on Hardforums with that case he put two of them with room. I would not reccomend the Challenger as today I took out the cables to make it more tidy and when I was done it still looks like the same damn thing it did before I started. I think I cleared more room for the new card but the I/O cabled from the front panel are short and they will need to go along the HD bays and across the Mobo.

I like the Roswill BlackHawk..watching for a sale as this will probably be my next case. Another good one if your mobo has a usb 3.0 connector is the Corsair 300R. The 690 II Advanced is bigger than the HAF 912 and it should fit cards up to 11.8 inches. Its kind of expensive though. One day I saw the 300r on sale for 60 but I don't have usb 3.0 panel on my mobo. The HAF 912 just looks ugly to me and its not really tool less like they say. Although, it seems best for customization as you can remove the HD bays on the bottom and even the SSD tray at the bottom too.
    
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Here's an option: Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer for $58 (plus shipping). Use "GEEKBERT" promo code for a good discount - usually covers shipping.
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Here's an option: Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer for $58 (plus shipping). Use "GEEKBERT" promo code for a good discount - usually covers shipping.

Does that case allow installation of large video cards? I know with the HAF 912 you can fit almost a 16 inch card because the middle hd cage cane be taken out.
    
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