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Not happy with my mid, want a full tower

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I don't know why I didn't go full to begin with... but anyway I built a new system and have a C70 case. I like it, but it's just too small. I want a full tower case for better airflow and to be able to mount a water cooler in push/pull. Can someone recommend me a case? The HAF X I believe is coming in a new version in a few weeks? I personally do not care for any bells and whistles like LEDs, hotswappable sata, etc. I could use a few usb plugs on the front and that's it.

So basically my requirements are:

1. full tower
2. good airflow but quiet (also could use recommendations for good replacement fans that are quiet but quality)
3. room for a h100i or similar in a push & pull config mounted above (without having to mount fans outside)
4. good cable management
6. filters if possible (I dislike how the C70 uses filters except on the side panel? Makes no sense)
7. I don't run a lot of hard drives, just a system ssd and a data drive
8. I only run 1 video card and 1 pci-e sound card

Suggestions?

Thanks!
Edited by nyrang3rs - 3/20/13 at 8:12pm
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post #2 of 4
Fractal Design Define XL R2 (I use this) -- super quiet and classic

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (I had this) -- pretty flashy

CoolerMaster HAF X (Had this) -- Kinda loud

NZXT Phantom (Had it) -- don't know i why i switched it was nice
     
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Newegg has a great deal on the Thor v2 - which has very good airflow, and built in holes for water cooling.
That, plus the other best rated full towers, are on Newegg at this link...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006304&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20&cm_sp=CompCase9-_-VisNav-_-ATXFullTower
Edited by Psquared - 3/21/13 at 11:16am
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Thanks for the links, so far the Chaser MK-I is catching my eye but it looks like it doesn't have room for both push and pull of an H100i. I will probably buy new fans so I don't get all those LEDs, but it seems like a very good quality case. So I shouldn't wait for the HAF-X revision? That case seems like it will have great airflow. Not a fan of NZXT because they use different fans that dont match up with screw holes. The Thor looks a little cramped, and without a front fan how good is the cooling of the Fractal R2?
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