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Now don't get me wrong, I love my Raidmax. But I think it's about time to open my horizons a little bit and try something new. So here's what I'm looking for:

-Something with good airflow. Preferably something with a 120mm rear exhaust or 2 80mm
-Good cable management. This is what I've found to be one of the Smilodon's weak points.
-Something that would be good to WC with if I decide to go this route.
-Something with enough room to fit my current HSF if I decide not to WC
-Has to be black
-No front "door"
-Trying to keep it under $100 but I'll go up to $150 if I REALLY like it.

So there ya have it. Now let's see what the great minds of this great website can come up with
post #2 of 12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156071 Full tower case could work with water cooling
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post #3 of 12
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huh i wonder how it can be labeled a full tower when it's a quarter inch shorter than the mid-tower smilodon.... nice case tho
post #4 of 12
amazing case but a little pricey... i dont think the flaps count as doors? do they?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
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Originally Posted by vtecjunkie81 View Post
Now don't get me wrong, I love my Raidmax. But I think it's about time to open my horizons a little bit and try something new. So here's what I'm looking for:

-Something with good airflow. Preferably something with a 120mm rear exhaust or 2 80mm
-Good cable management. This is what I've found to be one of the Smilodon's weak points.
-Something that would be good to WC with if I decide to go this route.
-Something with enough room to fit my current HSF if I decide not to WC
-Has to be black
-No front "door"
-Trying to keep it under $100 but I'll go up to $150 if I REALLY like it.

So there ya have it. Now let's see what the great minds of this great website can come up with
Cooler Master 690 fits all your needs. 120 exhaust. lots of room behind mobo tray for cable management. parallel to front panel harddrive positioning (good for cable management). has two pre-made holes for WC. Is black. No door. Very cheap
 
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post #6 of 12
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it is a very nice case, but unfortunately it's too tall. guess i should've mentioned that in the first place my case is 17.8" tall and it BARELY fits under my desk, so 18" is the limit for height.
post #7 of 12
are you even gona find a full tower that small?
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post #8 of 12
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i don't need a full tower and i'm actually surprised that the katana suggested above is actually almost a quarter inch shorter than my mid
post #9 of 12
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anyone have any experience with this case? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133058
post #10 of 12
ah but if your going internal wc your prolly gona need a bit of space and if your mid at the moment dosent have it then i dont think any case that size will? how about a armor jr then?



i was going to recomend that case but it dident seem to have the greatest wire management but it looks like a good solid mid tower
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