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I'm looking into replacing my NZXT Switch 810 case for The Spectre. I was looking for the following:
  • Black
  • Full tower
  • Mostly metal construction/finish
  • Simple design
  • 100+mm clearance in roof for 3x120mm fans/radiator
  • At least 3 5.25" bays
  • Room for a 86mm thick 2x120 radiator in push pull in front/bottom of case
  • Room for a tube reservoir
  • Preferably $175-225
  • Preferably <25" tall


The 900D is more expensive than I'd like, the 750D is too small for some of my radiator requirements. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Wanted: [Wanted] LGA1155 ITX Motherboard
$75 (USD) or best offer
The Spectre
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[AMD] Ryzen R7 1700 w/EK Supremacy Evo AMD [MSI] X370 XPower Gaming Titanium [AMD] Vega Flagship GPU [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB @3000MHz 
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500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
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[Barrow] D5 Heatsink/Reservoir/Heatsink [Barrow] White 1/2"x3/4" Compression Fittings [Primochill] Advance LRT Clear 1/2"x3/4" Tubing [Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

I'm looking into replacing my NZXT Switch 810 case for The Spectre. I was looking for the following:
  • Black
  • Full tower
  • Mostly metal construction/finish
  • Simple design
  • 100+mm clearance in roof for 3x120mm fans/radiator
  • At least 3 5.25" bays
  • Room for a 86mm thick 2x120 radiator in push pull in front/bottom of case
  • Room for a tube reservoir
  • Preferably $175-225
  • Preferably <25" tall


The 900D is more expensive than I'd like, the 750D is too small for some of my radiator requirements. Does anyone have any suggestions?

The Phanteks Enthoo Primo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854001) is near what you're looking for, except: Simple design is debatable, it's ~25.5in tall, ~$220 on sale ($250 msrp). It looks to me that it meets your rad requirements, but I'd check the owners club first if you decide to get it.
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CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry MX Reds) Seasonic SS-850HT Fractal Define Design R3 Corsair M95 
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Corsair MM400 Onboard (Realtek) + Philips Home Theatre System... Lots of case fans and Aerocool fan controller Logitech M318 
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The Phanteks Enthoo Primo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854001) is near what you're looking for, except: Simple design is debatable, it's ~25.5in tall, ~$220 on sale ($250 msrp). It looks to me that it meets your rad requirements, but I'd check the owners club first if you decide to get it.
The internals of that case are beautiful, and the exterior is pretty nice. The top IO isn't ideal, and the window looks a bit odd to me but otherwise a very nice looking case. Definitely high on my list thumb.gif +1
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500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
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[Barrow] D5 Heatsink/Reservoir/Heatsink [Barrow] White 1/2"x3/4" Compression Fittings [Primochill] Advance LRT Clear 1/2"x3/4" Tubing [Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360mm 
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[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
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[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
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Ryzen & Vega
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Wanted: [Wanted] LGA1155 ITX Motherboard
$75 (USD) or best offer
The Spectre
(28 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Ryzen R7 1700 w/EK Supremacy Evo AMD [MSI] X370 XPower Gaming Titanium [AMD] Vega Flagship GPU [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB @3000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Barrow] D5 Heatsink/Reservoir/Heatsink [Barrow] White 1/2"x3/4" Compression Fittings [Primochill] Advance LRT Clear 1/2"x3/4" Tubing [Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
AudioOther
(See audio in signature) [Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
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