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Bitfenix Shinobi or Corsair 200r? Help me pick!

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I'm in the process of selling off my water cooling loop and going back to air. I am lookin for a somewhat small case that doesn't look like a mammoth on my desk like my Switch 810. The 2 cases I have come to decide on so far are the Bitfenix Shinobi and the Corsair 200r. They are the same price at a local retailer both at $70. I've owned the Bitfenix Shinobi before and was really happy with it. I loved the rubberized finish to the front and top panel and was overall happy with it. I have also owned a Corsair case and done a couple builds for friends with them before and am generally very impressed with everything about them. I'm kind of torn between the 2. I love the aesthetics of the Shinobi but I really like that the 200r is 2.4 inches shorter.

So what do ya say OCN. Shinobi or 200r? or even suggest a similar smallish case of a similar price. The only requirements I have are cable management behind the motherboard trays and all black interior.
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$70 for a Corsair 200R is a ripoff...msrp is $60 iirc

Shinobi (original) has no USB 3.0 so check into that
Edited by AlphaC - 6/1/13 at 8:42pm
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

$70 for a Corsair 200R is a ripoff...msrp is $60 iirc

Shinobi (original) has no USB 3.0 so check into that

$70 is quite average for Canadian e-tailers/retailers but I see Tiger Direct actually has it for $61.xx which I can get it pricematched to. Generally we usually pay a bit more for everything in Canada as opposed to USA.

Any suggestions of standard ATX cases on the smaller side below or around $100? Also the possibility to fit a 120x2 AIO cooler would be a big bonus. smile.gif
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I'm now currently looking into the Fractal Arc Midi R2 and Define R2. I've also owned a Fractal case in the past and their build quality and price point is second to none. The Midi R2 has SSD mounts built into the motherboard tray, a nice window and excellent cooling options for only a small price more than the rest.
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I'd take the Arc Midi unless you really needed the silence (albeit at higher temps) that the Define can offer.
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