Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
The NZXT Switch 810 case will hold anything you throw at it (air or water), and are easily modded if you so desire. Normally they are $169, but today (maybe a little longer), they are on sale from NZXT for just $99.
Opps, I saw the budget, sorry. Nevermind.
Originally Posted by Sparda09
well if you would rather save then i would suggest a fractal arc midi r2 case. these things are awesome! They have a nice sleek design (that i personally love) that makes them look like a computer case and not an alien turd. has plenty of fan mounting options as well as a few for watercooling, and you can cram all kinds of parts in this guy, not to mention it has a window so you can look at all your pretty parts!
either that or a highe rend corsair case.....
Hope this helps!
I drove out to Newegg Will Call this afternoon to pick up my new PSU and GPU, and got to talk with a guy there who gave me some good info.. and along with that, I realized I had to increase my budget. Then I drove over to Fry's and looked at some of the great cases around these days, including the Corsair Vengeance in Army Green -- that's the one I'd love to have, but won't spend the $$ on it. And that Corsair Air 540 is a wicked beast, too! I saw another one that had been two distinct areas, top, and bottom, the bottom for cooling, and the top for PSU, video card, etc. but I can't remember the name and it was out of my price range anyway.
I am leaning towards these, in this order, too:
- Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 -- what a deal that is, more than 50% off (someone please confirm this is indeed the recommended case! but also considering:
- Corsair Carbide 500R, as well as the lesser than 400R...
- Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green, this is just a dream... and represents a much better designed and built case than the ...
- "also-ran" Antec version of the military sturdy system, the Black and Green Military GX700.
Yes, I think I'm about to pull the trigger on the Arc Midi... just want to check out some build logs of them...
PS -- Dang! Just logged on to the Cooler Master store and they are offering the (rerfurbished) HAF XB Lanbox and Test Bench
(that big awesome cube) for $49.99, ... tempting...