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Sup. Recently got my parts to build a new pc and I'm just trying to decide which pc case to get for good airflow and overall cooling since I'm going to be overclocking my 3570k to about 4.4GHz and using the Hyper 212 Evo, maybe switching to something bigger later on if the evo isn't enough.
These are the cases I've looked at.

Corsair 400r, 500r, 650d and 550d
Fractal Arc Midi


Budget is anywhere between $50 and $180 and less than 30lbs. Right now I'm leaning towards the 550d. Feel free to suggest something different, but it has to look simple and needs to have filters because I live in a pretty dusty area. The NZXT Phantom is not an option because I think it looks hideous. Can't do rebates.
Edited by jman12311 - 11/29/12 at 5:45pm
    
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post #2 of 18
Have you thought about vengence c 70? It had dust filters and room for a corsair h100.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013

Yeah,I know it has a rebate,but you don't have to do the rebate.
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post #3 of 18
I'm currently using the HAF 922 and it's just great. Has dust filters, is simple and has great options for watercooling. By the way, the airflow is awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
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RV02-E
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I'd go with either the Corsair C70 or the Corsair 650D.
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post #6 of 18
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RV02-E
Out of stock at amazon unfortunately.
    
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post #7 of 18
the fractal design arc midi looks like the good choise to me
    
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post #8 of 18
Just got a 650D loving it so far. Clean look, great design. Awesome case.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by jman12311 View Post

Out of stock at amazon unfortunately.

a good case will last you 10 years or longer if you don't get sick of looking at it everyday... so... waiting a week for them to get back in stock isn't asking too much biggrin.gif
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

a good case will last you 10 years or longer if you don't get sick of looking at it everyday... so... waiting a week for them to get back in stock isn't asking too much biggrin.gif
Why does this say 16 pounds http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-RV02B-EW-USB3-0-Computer-Window-USB3-0/dp/B008J0ZOCC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354384225&sr=1-1&keywords=RV02

And this one says 34? http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Steel-Computer-Window-RV02B-W-USB3-0/dp/B008O50XEG/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354384271&sr=1-2&keywords=RV02
Edited by jman12311 - 12/1/12 at 9:51am
    
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HAF XM 
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