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Just got a new PSU and got a second 7950 in. Killer deal on the 7950 @ $165.

Anyway, I have been out of the loop for a long time now. I am needing a new case. My current case is a piece of trash.

Looking at something to go well with my modular PSU, something very neat and clean. I have an SSD and a HDD, and would like to be as neat as possible.

Was looking at the Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R, looks pretty decent to me. I am also a fan of the nzxt Phantom 410 but looking for something possibly a little more "professional" looking...i'm getting old.

Would like to keep it around $100. $135+ is out of my budget for now.

I am not at all opposed to a full tower... either way is fine.
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The correct answer would be the Fractal Define R4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021

They are simple, clean, insanely nice and can yield immaculate builds. Case in point - the last computer I built:


You will need to replace the front intake fan with something higher-powered, add a second one to it. Maybe add a couple quiet fans to the top of the case.
Edited by CTRLurself - 4/3/14 at 12:18pm
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1TB RE4 2x3TB WD Red LG 10x BD-R Corsair H80i w/push pull 
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There are a good number of cases out there
The corsair 750D
The fractal is great

My suggestion is go on YouTube and look up hardwarecanucks and watch their case reviews. They have the best reviews hands down, and will give you an idea of what it put there.

Good luck! smile.gif
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Just throwing out ideas:

Fractal Design Define XL R2 http://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-FD-CA-DEF-XL-R2-BL-Define-Black/dp/B00ATXA4TA

Fractal Design Define R4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352020 ---- smaller

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (not out yet) , see http://www.overclock.net/t/1457289/yt-phanteks-enthoo-luxe

NZXT H440 http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-Tower-Chassis-Cases/dp/B00I44EUAK

Corsair Obsidian 750D --> over budget?... http://www.microcenter.com/product/418428/Obsidian_Series_750D_Full_Tower_ATX_Computer_Case
Corsair Obsidian 450D - perforated front panel http://www.corsair.com/en/obsidian-series-450d-mid-tower-pc-case

Fractal Design Arc XL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352035

Cooler Master Silencio 652

Corsair Carbide 300R , as you wrote, if you get it cheap

Thermals are of a concern for the below:
Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 http://www.amazon.com/Nanoxia-Silence-Micro-ATX-Motherboard-Controllers/dp/B00DSFEQKY
A bunch of Lian Li cases
Antec P280 (it doesn't have a bottom fan)
Corsair Obsidian 550D (very restrictve front)
Corsair Carbide 330R (it doesn't have a bottom fan)
Thermaltake Urban Series (not that great build quality)
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post #5 of 5
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wow, some great suggestions!
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
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Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
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