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post #11 of 25
Arc Midi. Nothing under $100 (and few above) compare.
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

Arc Midi. Nothing under $100 (and few above) compare.

Arc Midi or Define R4. Both are absolutely beautiful in their own ways.
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post #13 of 25
NZXT phantom 410, all black, sleek design yet has lots of nice features! also under 100 bucks
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post #14 of 25
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From these comments im guessing that no one has looked at the Bitfenix Ghost? The idea that its silent is very nice BUT does the cooling suffer from these cases that have covers over the front fans?


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post #15 of 25
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From these comments im guessing that no one has looked at the Bitfenix Ghost? The idea that its silent is very nice BUT does the cooling suffer from these cases that have covers over the front fans?
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As it hasn't yet hit the shelves it's kinda hard to look at one. biggrin.gif

There aren't even any reviews yet.

It truly is a ghost. thumb.gif
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
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From these comments im guessing that no one has looked at the Bitfenix Ghost? The idea that its silent is very nice BUT does the cooling suffer from these cases that have covers over the front fans?
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As it hasn't yet hit the shelves it's kinda hard to look at one. biggrin.gif

There aren't even any reviews yet.

It truly is a ghost. thumb.gif

Lol very true but i was talkin about silent cases in general.


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post #17 of 25
I went with a Cooler Master HAF XM 922 for $109. AND yes it holds a Noctua D14. Just make sure you don't get high profile ram. Cooling wise with the 200mm fan options I can't push my 4.0 overclocked AMD 1100T and stay below 45c fully loaded. If that doesn't make people happy on staying cool with air cooling. I don't know what could.



Edited by CyberDemonz101 - 9/17/12 at 11:28am
post #18 of 25
Fractal define r4 is about same as ghost and is out now. grab it and dont look back. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 25
Paid my cm 690 II 110$ in a local store, so much better than my old antec three hundred not only for cable management and more space but the build quality, black interior and nice finish with chromes lines.

You can see the space you have left with a D14 in, also how it look like vs my older case if you click the last link in my sig.
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post #20 of 25
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Arc Midi or Define R4. Both are absolutely beautiful in their own ways.
^this for sure
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