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*Solved!* Antec DF-85 or Antec Eleven Hundred or Corsair Carbide 300r w/ window For my sig rig?

Poll Results: if you had only these cases to choose from, which would you choose?

 
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    Antec Eleven Hundred
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    Antec DF-85
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    Corsair Carbide 300r w/ window
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    NZXT switch 810
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    Corsair Graphite 600T
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I am looking into throwing my Sig rig (Scythe Rig in my sig) into a different case, especailly one with a side window.

The reason I am wanting to change my case is as I stated above, so I can have a side window. But also my current case has its front panel Audio in a hard-to-reach spot, so I would like one a little more easily accessible.

So I have found a few cases that met my liking, but I can't really decide, if you want to recommend another case recommend one <$120 and I know the that the DF-85 is $140, but that is the only case I will buy above $120.

Also, what I have noticed with the DF-85 is that it can't exactly fit a Corsair h60. Any of you with Antec 1200s out there with an Antec Kuhler h2o 620 or Corsair h60 please tell me how I can install my h60 without it being on the side panel please.

So essentially I just want to replace my case on my sig rig with a side window so I can make it a bit more flashy. thank you for your time.

EDIT: and I'll be buying a case today, so please bear with me here.
Edited by CSCoder4ever - 8/31/12 at 12:10pm
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the antec df is an awesome case but i think the corsair will suit you better.
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Why is the DF-85 the only case that you like over 120? Right now the Switch 810 SE is 20% off with promo code right now and is 145 bucks. MILES better than the DF-85. It is 145 w/ promo code.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146094&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

And if that is too expensive for you, my reccomendations go to the 3/4/500R, the Eleven Hundred and the NZXT Phantom and the Fractal R4. There are boatloads of good cases in your price range.
Edited by Droidisthebest - 8/31/12 at 8:38am
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Why is the DF-85 the only case that you like over 120? Right now the Switch 810 SE is 20% off with promo code right now and is 145 bucks. MILES better than the DF-85. It is 145 w/ promo code.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146094&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
And if that is too expensive for you, my reccomendations go to the 3/4/500R, the Eleven Hundred and the NZXT Phantom and the Fractal R4. There are boatloads of good cases in your price range.

Woah I didn't notice that, and well, I would actually prefer a case with a side window that had the ability to have a side fan, does NZXT sell another side panel for the switch with a side intake?
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Woah I didn't notice that, and well, I would actually prefer a case with a side window that had the ability to have a side fan, does NZXT sell another side panel for the switch with a side intake?
As far as I know, no.
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As far as I know, no.

its fine, I notice that it has intake fans on the bottom, so I can justify that, thanks for showing me! one question though, does the Built in card reader attach to the motherboard via USB 2.0 header or something else?
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its fine, I notice that it has intake fans on the bottom, so I can justify that, thanks for showing me! one question though, does the Built in card reader attach to the motherboard via USB 2.0 header or something else?
I actually ran into the same question myself, but it also included the HAF 932 and the NZXT Phantom. I went the the 500r, which is a little more expensive but I believe the 300 isn't to far off from the 500. Yeah the bays are different and it has no grommets on the cable management but I think it's still one of the best choices.
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Why is the DF-85 the only case that you like over 120? Right now the Switch 810 SE is 20% off with promo code right now and is 145 bucks. MILES better than the DF-85. It is 145 w/ promo code.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146094&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
And if that is too expensive for you, my reccomendations go to the 3/4/500R, the Eleven Hundred and the NZXT Phantom and the Fractal R4. There are boatloads of good cases in your price range.

Thread Closed, Thanks you, I decided to go with the NZXT switch 810!

The reason is because the DF-85 I don't know or if it would even be worth risking to check and see if it would support a Corsair h60.

Besides the Corsair carbide 300r with a window and the Antec 1100 are boring, I wanted to get a white case, so I got one. thanks for helping!
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lmao laptop
(20 items)
 
lmao server
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Ryzen 5 1600X [Biostar] X370GT3 [Gigabyte] GTX 1080 windforce oc [G.Skill] Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
[Samsung] 960 evo m.2 250GB [Mushkin] eco2 512GB SSD [Intel] 330 180GB SSD [Corsairl] h100i v2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
[Noctua] nf-S12a pwm 120mm fan x 5 [M$] Winblows 10 pro fortified and telemetry free [AOC] i2367f 23" IPS [AOC] i2367f 23" IPS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] e2311h [Qisan] White Magicforce 68 w/ MX greens [Cougar] CMX 1000 [Fractal Design] Define C mini 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech] g900 chaos spectrum [GGing] black extended mousepad [Onkyo] TX-SR313 receiver [KLH] Center and rear speakers 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[Realistic] MC-1000 front speakers [Insignia] Rocketboost subwoofer Audio-Technica] QuietPoint ath-anc7b [Zalman] clip mic 
OtherOtherOtherOther
[Keycool] KC21 keypad w/ Gateron greens [Orico] USB 3.0 HDD dock bay [Orico] 7-port powered USB 3.0 Hub [Rosewill] 10-port powered USB 2.0 Hub 
Other
[Belkin] 7-port powered USB 2.0 Hub 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] i7 6700HQ [Lenovo] ideapad y [Intel] HD 530 [AMD] Radeon R9 M375 4GB 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] 8GB DDR4 2133 [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB DDR4 2133 [Adata] Premier SP550 240GB SATA III M.2 SSD [Sandisk] X400 512GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] slim external DVD RW stock [M$] Winblows 10 fortified and telemetry free [Lenovo] 14" 1080p monitor 
KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
[Lenovo] integrated [Lenovo] y700 shell [Lenovo] touchpad integrated 
OtherOtherOtherOther
[Vortex] Poker II keyboard w/ MX Blacks [logitech] g303 daedalus apex mouse [WASD] v2 TKL w/ MX Clears (for work) [Dell] OEM optical mouse (for work) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 2700k [Gigabyte] ga-z77-d3h [Intel] hd 3000 [G.Skill] Ares 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[Transcend] SSD320 128GB SSD (OS) [WD] Red 1TB [WD] Red 2TB [WD] Blue 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[WD] Blue 2TB [Lite-on] dvd rw [Corsair] A70 Debian 9 Stretch x86_64 
PowerCaseOtherOther
[Antec] HCG 750w PSU [Antec] DF-35 [Biostar] USB 3.0 front bracket [kingwin] 3.5" hotswap bay (x2) 
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