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Here's my situation, I spent every penny I had on parts to build a great PC (sig rig) which I finished a week ago. Now I love everything about it and the way it performs, except that the case is really rather crappy. I thought it looked cool in images on the web, but now It's in front of my I've noticed certain things that I don't like which are just getting on my nerves. It has also massively restricted the airflow in the case because it's pretty cramped in there (even though I only have 1 hdd, 1 optical drive, 1 graphics card... Well anyway, I thought I had spent every penny I had (around £700), but I have literally just uncovered some savings I have had for over a year which were waiting to be used on a big project i.e. the new PC. I had completely forgotten about it but I am now £400 better off which is all expendable cash that can go into the PC - it's annoying I didn't realise in the first place so I could have gotten some better parts like cpu, gpu, mobo but I am still really happy with the way it performs as is. Anyway, enough rambling, you've probably figured that I'm looking to buy a new case which is better looking and has some nice features. My main concern with the case is aesthetics, I know everyone has unique ideas of what a 'good' looking case is but I am open to any suggestions. I am also looking for one that either comes with at least 3 fans(LED), or some separate good quality LED fans. I really love the unusual colours that are simple but not as often seen, e.g. orange, white, purple rather than the very common red and blue ones. The fans need to have 3-pin connections to monitor speed because I am also definitely going to get a good fan controller (something that uses up dual drive bay slots like an Aerocool or the large Nzxt Sentry model). My current case has cheap fans that are powered by molex 4 pin and you cant connect to a fan controller without modding (even then you wont get any speed/rpm info since there's only 2 wires not 3). Sorry for rambling as I always do, but hopefully people will enjoy offering their ultimate cases smile.gif
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I love my HAF 912
Bought the standard unfinished one, painted it and put on the OEM side window.
Keeps my stuff contained, looks nice and was fairly cheap.
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Well you could always get a CaseLabs case. Not many have them because they're pretty expensive, but the features are wonderful for expansion.

You said you love the unusual colors, well the first two things that come to mind are Lanboy cases and Bitfenix Prodigy, but the prodigy is in an ITX FFM.
     
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post #4 of 9
Look into NZXT stuff. They have very good build quality and the original Phantom comes in all sorts of funky colors. Personally I would buy the Switch 810 but all of the Phantom line has a really funky asymmetric look if you're into that and the included fans are usually of very good quality.
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Look into NZXT stuff. They have very good build quality and the original Phantom comes in all sorts of funky colors. Personally I would buy the Switch 810 but all of the Phantom line has a really funky asymmetric look if you're into that and the included fans are usually of very good quality.

Yeah I actually love the look of the Phantom cases. I only have one issue with them and that's the cover over the drive bays, makes getting a fancy fan controller a bit redundant if you don't see it most of the time :/ I am not sure though because they are probably my favourite looking case that I've seen so far and the colour options are great
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Yeah I actually love the look of the Phantom cases. I only have one issue with them and that's the cover over the drive bays, makes getting a fancy fan controller a bit redundant if you don't see it most of the time :/ I am not sure though because they are probably my favourite looking case that I've seen so far and the colour options are great

Look into the Switch 810(if you can find it, since there is a chance they are refreshing that line soon). Great build quality on a full tower that doesn't actually break the bank and isn't overpriced to living hell and back like some others.
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Ultimate case? Any Caselabs.....

http://caselabs-store.com/
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post #8 of 9
Corsair C70 Militairy green is something "Special" in color also the case has some proper space in it smile.gif

Check the link in my signature to see the case in different builds and see if you like it
post #9 of 9
caselab would likely be the best IF your budget is truly unlimited. however, silverstone does offer some which i feel are better "designed" then caselab (tho not with as many features or modablity)

if you are interested in seeing examples of silverstone designes, the TJ11 and the FT02 if you are interested in 2 of the best designed cases currently on the market. both are a mix of elegant design with superior functionality.
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