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I am in the market for a new case and I need some suggestions.
I currently use a Cooler Master "CM Storm Stryker" in white. When I first got it, I loved it but now.. not so much. It doesn't have a lot of room in the back for cables. I find myself sometimes struggling to get the back panel back on. The hard drive cages/fan setup kind of irks me as well.

Anyway, with that being said... I have a few "requirements".
  • Great cable management including lots of room in the back.
  • Simple "box" design.
  • Full Tower/Ultra Tower size

I have seen a few I like such as the Silverstone TJ07 and TJ11 (Not a fan of the 90 degree turn), Corsair 800/900D, Thermaltake Urban T81, Antec 1900, and the NZXT Switch 810.

I am not sure if there are any more in this style which is why I am asking for some suggestions. I do plan on doing CPU/GPU water cooling in the future. And before you ask what the budget is, no budget as long as it is actually worth the $$$.
Edited by Phantatsy - 3/19/14 at 8:17pm
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Caselabs cases, best customization, reliability hands down. You can basically take apart anything in the case, and replace it with whatever they come out for it on the site. their cases are basically 90% customizable, ( besides the shape/size ) , you can do custom paint jobs, etc, the possibilities are endless.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/
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Caselabs cases, best customization, reliability hands down. You can basically take apart anything in the case, and replace it with whatever they come out for it on the site. their cases are basically 90% customizable, ( besides the shape/size ) , you can do custom paint jobs, etc, the possibilities are endless.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/
I'll consider it, but those get super expensive and I don't think I can justify spending +$700 on a case.
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I'll consider it, but those get super expensive and I don't think I can justify spending +$700 on a case.

The one i want is 250 after everything , but im running ITX
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The one i want is 250 after everything , but im running ITX
STH10 starts at $589.95 before customization. I'm running ATX but I want to upgrade to XL-ATX at some point.
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STH10 starts at $589.95 before customization. I'm running ATX but I want to upgrade to XL-ATX at some point.

if your not watercooling, anything will do really lol.

but if you are, caselabs is gold.

Silverstones are nice, but they are expensive as heck.
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Ok, but you do realize that the STH10 is the most expensive case they make right? rolleyes.gif (outside of the TX10). Seems like it might be major overkill for your needs. I would look at the SM8 or the S8. They might fit your budget better too. thumb.gif
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Ok, but you do realize that the STH10 is the most expensive case they make right? rolleyes.gif (outside of the TX10). Seems like it might be major overkill for your needs. I would look at the SM8 or the S8. They might fit your budget better too. thumb.gif

^- highly approve

I mean, once you get one of these, you really dont need to get anything else that this doesnt offer lol, and if it doesnt offer what you want, caselabs encourages you to mod it to your desire, dont worry if you mess up, you can always buy replacement parts for anything anyways.
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if your not watercooling, anything will do really lol.

but if you are, caselabs is gold.

Silverstones are nice, but they are expensive as heck.
Not really fond of the caselabs cases.

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Originally Posted by WorkingJoe View Post

Ok, but you do realize that the STH10 is the most expensive case they make right? rolleyes.gif (outside of the TX10). Seems like it might be major overkill for your needs. I would look at the SM8 or the S8. They might fit your budget better too. thumb.gif
Only one I saw that I might like was the STH10 maybe I'm missing something.

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^- highly approve

I mean, once you get one of these, you really dont need to get anything else that this doesnt offer lol, and if it doesnt offer what you want, caselabs encourages you to mod it to your desire, dont worry if you mess up, you can always buy replacement parts for anything anyways.
Probably the best part about the cases, lots of room for modifications.
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