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Im having a really difficult time choosing a case that has a mid range price but has a really high quality build & features. I like cases where you can tell the company took that extra step to ensure an enthusiast build. So ive been looking around a long time and i kind of know what i want but i cant find it exactly.

What i Am trying to find

- Mid ranged price 80-120 dollars
- Can support corsair h100i (the new one) id prefer that it can atleast have a push from the case out the top exhaust (instead of a pull config) So the rad can either be on top with something to cover it (not just a rad on the exterior showing.
- Side window (or a window mod that is cheap and hassle free)
- Finished interior look, grommiting, cable management, movable bays. Also id like a fan controler.
- A sleek more modern look, t can have some gaming accents but nothing too crazy
- some decent airflow, im going to have watercooled cpu either a h100i or something custom but id still like to have decent airflow for my gtx 670


Im looking for a really high quality case for a solid price, probably from the mid to high end product lines of a solid and expensive case company.

The two cases I have been drawn too..

Corsair 500r, This is really what I want but i dont want to have to deal with a window mod for the mesh part, and I dont like how the panels on the door flay out. i wish they were flat.

Fractle Design r4 With window- this case i recently found and i like it, its got some good features that can match the corsair models, has sound dampening and has a good setup for watercooling.. it just doesnt seem as finished as the 500r to me.

Heres the rig i want to put into it...


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.16 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
cpu cooler: corsair h100i (new model) - 120$

Let me know your thoughts on cases I am really drawn to corsair products, anyone heard any rumors about new cases? Thanks a bunch!
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best easy window mod - Piece of glass/lexan/plexi cut to same size as panel, magnets, and glue. works like a charm. I have one on my fractal design arc midi , and the original h100 fits in there in push/pull. This case also does everything you want, and i bellieve they now make a windowed side panel for it biggrin.gif
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Ripsaw RoG 1.0
(16 items)
 
Ripsaw0.9
(12 items)
 
RipsawHTPC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
CoolingOSMonitor
coolermaster 101 windows 7 home premium Panasonic tcp50u2 
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