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post #1 of 12
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hey guys!

So I've got an amazon gift card and have already decided on purchasing a CASE as my next PC upgrade... I want something that looks sleek and simply and has options for dual rad ports for L/C options in the future. I DON'T want any LED fans or anything of the sort! the current case I have served a purpose as to pretty much just hold all my crap together haha. i doesn't have side mounted HDD bays, it DOES have blue LED fans and is loud as hell. here is the current case i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517007

I've been looking for a while and this case below (Corsair 550D) seems to be pretty much what i want. its "stealth" and has quiet pads built into it. the wiring is far superior. and side mount HDD's as well as 240 rad options... it seems to come with decent fans already (NOT led as well) and i have a few spare i can through in there. the current list price is $120 and seems like a pretty good deal as far as what i want.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Series-Computer-CC-9011015-WW/dp/B006L6ZSWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352691509&sr=8-1&keywords=550d

I'm really curious to see if you guys know of any other cases for around $100 that would offer the same benefits so i can have some options! if you come up with something please help me out and give me choices smile.gif
post #2 of 12
That's a nice choice you got there.I was going to go with that case,but the door in the front turned me off.So, I ordered this case instead.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013
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post #3 of 12
How about something like a Fractal Design R4?
post #4 of 12
I personally did not care for the 550D. I sold it shortly after I bought it. The entire thing felt cheap. The 650D seems to be a much more solid build, but it is more expensive as well.
post #5 of 12
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hmmm I do like that R4... the C70 has too much of that "gamey" feel that i currently have in my AZZA case...

the ONE question I do have that you raised was the door on the 550D... it has two 120mm INTAKE fans on the front, how well do these function with a solid metal door shut infront of them??? is there space at the bottom of the door to allow draft up and in between the door and the front for air to get in?

as far as doors I actually don't mind them much now since I hardly ever use my BD drive and it does offer a "cleaner" look if you don't use them
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post #7 of 12
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I think one of the biggest things pushing me to the 550D is the chasis and noise. I'm ready for more "quiet" since it sits so close to my bed and i like to watch some netflix late at night. the internal chasis is just in a beatiful layout as well...

I saw that antec ^^^ and was really liking it until i saw the top mount PSU! tongue.gif idk why but i have something against top mounted PSU's LMAO
post #8 of 12
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How about something like a Fractal Design R4?

I definitely agree with this, if you want sometihng simple and quiet.
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post #9 of 12
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I do like it... i keep comparing to that one and the 550D now haha...

i can't figure out what the vertical slot is though on the back of the case right hand edge... anyone know? i'm assuming its for tube fittings for W/C options????

my only gripe is that it looks "fat" for some reason and i don't have much desk space for it to sit on... I've really only got 11'' on the edge of my desk where it would sit
post #10 of 12
There's also the Bitfenix Ghost HERE . Same thing basically as the 550D, the R4 is nice too.

You could always buy better fans then put them in a new case when it happens. I had a fan die on me and the only one I had laying around was an old Coolermaster blue led one. Can't wait til I get that thing replaced.

The slot on the side is for a fan controller pci thing some fans and heatsinks come with.
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