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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hello, Cheeseless here with my very first post. I'm honored to join this community, as I've used your forums as advice for my computers for quite a while now.

As the title says, I'm having some trouble finding a case that's right for my specific needs. Let's start with my current specs:
Intel i7-2600k
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CL9
ASUS ROG Maximus IV GEN-Z/GEN-3
Sapphire HD 7850
Corsair 650TX
2TB WD Black 7200rpm
Corsair H100i
DVD-RW 16x
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
NOX Hummer SX

As the last line will clearly have made you see, my case is nowhere near big enough for the H100i, and I find myself in need of a replacement. I've been looking at the 500r and the Phantom 410 as my first possible choices, but as i looked through reviews I was sorta weirded out by how old they were. Both of the reviews had come out in late 2011.

So here's my request. A case that will:

-Fit all the above parts with no modding or fiddly tricks;
-Cost up to 200 $ (any shop will do as long as it ships to Portugal/Europe);
-If within the above, hold me out for future upgrades such as new graphics cards;
-No size constraints;


For any Portuguese that might read this, I bought most of the above parts except the SSD at globaldata.pt .

I'm not at all opposed to the two cases mentioned above, I just don't know if I'm buying a horribly outdated model or something.
I'm looking to overclock the CPU, at most to 4.8 GHz if I can manage it.
post #2 of 7
NZXT PHANTOM ATX Full Tower Case, White PHAN-001WT
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/08/04/nzxt-phantom-case-review/1
Enjoy!
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post #3 of 7
those two are good choices for a new case

or maybe one of the ff

bitfenix shinobi
bitfenix ghost
coolermaster storm trooper
coolermaster storm stryker
coolermaster haf xb
Corsair 350D
Corsair 550D
corsair air 540
Corsair vengeance c70
fractal design define R4
NZXT switch 810
NZXT h630

edit: hello and welcome to the forum ! ^_^
Edited by boogschd - 7/19/13 at 4:39pm
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Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Blue 1TB WD Caviar Green 3TB WD Caviar Green 3TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD-RW SATA Cooler Master Hyper 212+ pull config Windows 10 Shinhwa 22" 1080p 
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks to both of you. I'm still having some trouble choosing, but I think I'm about to exclude anything outside of Corsair, NZXT, and CoolerMaster. If anyone else can provide some insight, I'd love to hear from you.
post #5 of 7
case labs sm8 is really cool, and u can get it in white, its very customizable http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-sm8/
but not sure if in ur budget range , and shipping might be expoensive to Portugal
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Windows 7 Pro Dell U2713HM Alienware TactX gaming Seasonic 850W Gold  
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Cooler Master HAF XB Alienware TactX premium mouse 
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Windows 7 Pro Dell U2713HM Alienware TactX gaming Seasonic 850W Gold  
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Cooler Master HAF XB Alienware TactX premium mouse 
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post #6 of 7
It's not released yet and not sure on final price, but the Enthoo Primo looks really good and should hold any future upgrades you need. Price that is being quoted is between $200-$250. Though not sure it will be available in Portugal directly, but should be in Europe.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
The Enthoo looks lovely. I've decided on a red Phantom with USB 3.0, as I've found a really cheap one near me. just 117 euros. Thank you to everyone. If there's any chance you could look at my laptop thread? I'm looking for a new one.
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