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I been searching around for a case for months now, just not sure which one to choose.

I need a case with real good airflow and air filters. Hoping not to have to buy more fans for a case, or replace the ones that came with it. I mean I can but only if it is worth it.

Around the $100 range if possible.

EDIT:

Forgot to put what I plan on build. This is what I have so far:
i5-3570k
Seasonic X650
Asus 660Ti
16GB Mushkin Blackline Ram
Windows 7
CM Storm Quick Fire Pro - Cherry Red

Those are what I have bought so far.

Quick Edit:

Need to have USB 3.0 ports, please.
Edited by BluePhoenixHD - 9/29/12 at 11:47am
post #2 of 27
@$100 is the sweet spot for cases so there's literally over 100 cases @ that price point
the BitFenix Ghost is coming out soon if you can wait (I love the look) if not the Fractal R4 is similar note both these case are quiet cases
If your looking for a "gamer" case the Lancool PC-K62 is a good case (check my case)
finally the NZXT Phantom 410 looks good in white and has the best airflow in this list
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Originally Posted by elitekills999 View Post

@$100 is the sweet spot for cases so there's literally over 100 cases @ that price point
the BitFenix Ghost is coming out soon if you can wait (I love the look) if not the Fractal R4 is similar note both these case are quiet cases
If your looking for a "gamer" case the Lancool PC-K62 is a good case (check my case)
finally the NZXT Phantom 410 looks good in white and has the best airflow in this list

Those are all good cases but I will mention some of my concerns.

BitFenix Ghost: Have not found a real good review showing how the temperatures are in it.

Fractal R4: I understand that is a silent based case, which usually means that it is a little hotter then others.

NZXT Phantom 410: Looks to be a beautiful case but it does not have fan filters I am afraid.


I get a good amount of dust where I live. Also, it can get pretty hot as well. Thus, I would like a really good air cooling case with filters for intake.

Anyone know if in a case you could do the following? Have all the case fans on intake except one exhaust?

EDIT:
Tried drawing a picture but messed up. XD
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690 II gets my vote... best budget case IMO.
 
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post #5 of 27
what about the antec 300 or there newer 1100. both have good airflow and filters on the intakes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178
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Another vote for the CM 690 II. Lots of places for fans, and almost all have built-in filters. I love mine.
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post #7 of 27
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The Antec looks nice but hard/read pretty bad things about their customer support.

The 690 II seems to be nice as well. Does it have filters on all intakes and filters on top as well?
post #8 of 27
The CM 692 has filters for all of the openings on the top, the bottom, and the front. The only places where there are not filters is on the side panel and the rear.

Newegg has deals on the USB 2.0 model ($15 off) and the USB 3.0 (15% off) for the rest of the day, as well as MIRs.

As much as I love my 692, I would recommend the Fractal Design Arc Midi. It comes with the same open airflow design as the CM 692, as well as the same filter configuration. It comes with 3 fans stock, and includes a simple fan controller for all 3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007
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The 690 II seems to be nice as well. Does it have filters on all intakes and filters on top as well?

It has filters on bottom, front and top. It does lack filters on sides and rear, but for the sides i got two of these (you could get two of these as well, easier to remove but IMHO they're too expensive), and rear is my only exhaust so it has no filters.
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If you are willing to go mATX then the TJ08 would fit your needs nicely.
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