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Hi, guys. I have a silverstone RV01 which was never really good with cable management:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/SilverStone-Raven-RV01-Case-Review/697

The case was over 200$ and intrigued me about the 90degree mobo design, but it overall is a mediocre case and the cable management blows.

My sig rig is my current rig (specs & pics below) and I was thinking about getting a new case, preferably the NZXT Switch 810:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146088

The cable management looks great and it has that nice clean look with the window (window is a must for me)

I just don't know if I should put the money maybe toward a 3770K or something else --- I mean, my Raven 01 functions pretty much perfect and even the temps are low? The front sliding tray cover to protect the CD Drive DID BREAK already, due to shoddy build quality (many people have the same problem) ,but I don't know if this justifies buying another case....

...Would any of you drop ~$200 on a new case even though yours works fine purely based on cable management and aesthetics?

Please let me know
post #2 of 32
Hell yes brother, I've owned my NZXT switch 810 for less than a year and I just ordered a 900D. If you have the extra cash and are as anal as me, go for it. My rig is always an ongoing project thumb.gif
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there is no need to upgrade your cpu imo. and if you did, you might as well get a new z77 motherboard to take advantage of ivy's features. the switch 810 is a fantastic case as i proudly own one, but the build quality may not be as good as your silverstone. there are a lot of great cases, but try to find one that you know you will be happy having it for a long time so you don't feel the need of changing over
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Hell yes brother, I've owned my NZXT switch 810 for less than a year and I just ordered a 900D. If you have the extra cash and are as anal as me, go for it. My rig is always an ongoing project thumb.gif

I like the side window.
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there is no need to upgrade your cpu imo. and if you did, you might as well get a new z77 motherboard to take advantage of ivy's features. the switch 810 is a fantastic case as i proudly own one, but the build quality may not be as good as your silverstone. there are a lot of great cases, but try to find one that you know you will be happy having it for a long time so you don't feel the need of changing over

What's out on the market, the best cable management case, like the NZXT Switch 810?

Something with a clean look and side window? I had the Corsair 650D before.

I would consider buying the 850D again though, probably not the 650D
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what do you mean by cable management? are looking for a case with sufficient room behind the motherboard for easier cable routing? if so, the switch 810 may not what be what you are looking for. the space behind the motherboard tray is sufficient, but could have been better imo. have you ever considered the cm storm stryker? the switch 810 is a excellent choice especially for watercoolers. but if your air cooling, the storm stryker might fit your bill.
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post #7 of 32
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what do you mean by cable management? are looking for a case with sufficient room behind the motherboard for easier cable routing? if so, the switch 810 may not what be what you are looking for. the space behind the motherboard tray is sufficient, but could have been better imo. have you ever considered the cm storm stryker? the switch 810 is a excellent choice especially for watercoolers. but if your air cooling, the storm stryker might fit your bill.

Yeah, by cable management, I mean the grommet holes for the 4/8pin mobo connector and very good located holes for all the cables in the front AND space behind the mobo tray to close the door.

The CM storm stryker looks good, but I like "boxy" sharp angled cases, not rounded-alien type cases

That's why I liked the switch 810 because it reminds me of the Corsair obsidians. I had the 650D before.

So it seems there is only the Switch or Osidians.... Too bad the obsidian doesn't come in white.....
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Yeah, by cable management, I mean the grommet holes for the 4/8pin mobo connector and very good located holes for all the cables in the front AND space behind the mobo tray to close the door.

The CM storm stryker looks good, but I like "boxy" sharp angled cases, not rounded-alien type cases

That's why I liked the switch 810 because it reminds me of the Corsair obsidians. I had the 650D before.

So it seems there is only the Switch or Osidians.... Too bad the obsidian doesn't come in white.....
what is your budget? it seems like your taste would be perfect for a caselab case, but the price is steep. it has the box look you are looking for, amazing cable management, huge window and can come it white. its about 3 times as much as the switch 810, but it is completely modular and ive heard the build quality is fantastic. you should go to the case lab owners thread and ask questions in which they will be happily to help.
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the switch is great but at 80$ you can't beat the Carbide 500 R

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391241/newegg-carbide-500r-79-99-with-30-discount-and-25-mir
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The switch is indeed fantastic, but the downside is the cheap materials it's made from. Corsair cases range from cases similar to the switch to cases beyond that of the switch (900D) plus they are incredible quality.
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