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post #1 of 12
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Hey I will soon be needing a new case as I am building my new computer within the next 2 weeks.

I had my mind set on the Antec 900 because I'm a lover for cooling and that is the first thing that comes to my mind when buying a new case - great cooling. However, the cable management seems sluggish and I do not want to mod it. I dont have the confidence, artistic ability, nor tools to do any of that sort of stuff

Could you guys use:

Canada Computers

That site to help me find a mid tower case around 100$? Is the 900 really my best bet? I can't seem to find anything else on there around that price and the P182 for $150~ is too much, don't want to go over 120. In fact if I could find a case for $50 with great cooling I'd be much happier

So please help.
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post #2 of 12
Antec 900! FTW, i wish i had one
    
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post #3 of 12
always do your window shopping on Newegg. once you know what you want, then you can go to the Canadian stores and pay for it . Newegg just has such a great site with multiple pictures for each item and tons of user reviews.

it's really hard to pick a case for another person. so much of it has to do with looks and personal preference. i say look for a case that has nothing smaller than 120mm fans with a two fan minimum. that will make sure you have good airflow with minimal noise.

if you really want a 900 but don't want to mod it, try building one with sleeved cables. i keep trying to get people to do that but haven't found any takers yet. i think yellow cable sleeves would look very cool in that case.

this is obviously a different case, but this is a build i did last year. i like the way sleeved cables look and don't think you always have to hide them to make the build look nice.

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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
I will be using a OCz GameXStream 600W PSU

So it is not modular like the one in your pic.

However, I do like the look of the sleeves but without a modular PSU what do I do with the rest of the cables in the 900 without modding it?
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post #5 of 12
xoxide has some nice cases too. Not sure if they ship to Canada though.
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if you aren't using a modular power supply, you don't want to mod the case, and you want it to look clean, a 900 is not for you. check out the X-Clio case or anything by CoolerMaster.
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post #8 of 12
Cooler Master Stacker 832; thats what im getting
post #9 of 12
It's a lot of trial and error. The cheap cases are harder to work in but sometimes look very nice.

Full ATX or MID ATX case? Do you want?
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade007 View Post
Cooler Master Stacker 832; thats what im getting
he said he has a budget.
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