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I currently have the Antec 900, but in a few months will be selling my entire rig to a family member and doing it all over. In my Antec I have countless LEDS/Fans/Etc to show off through the window. Well to cut things short, this time I want to go windowless and possibly a full tower. Currently I am leaning towards the Antec P182SSE, P180, or Coolermaster Cosmos. The bad part is, they don't seem to have very good cooling options, 2 or 3 Fan mounts and that's it.

So my question for you guys is, what would be a good case for my stipulations?

-Under $200 (Can be right at)
-Windowless
-Full or Mid Tower
-Adequate space for Air Cooling without extensive modding
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all those cases i've used for air cooling while overclocking.

I personally use the p182 and i must say its quite nice.

One benefit going for these cases is that the airflow is very streamlined.

the hard drives and powersupply are cut off from the rest of the system which negates alot of heat transfer.

the in p182 you can mount fans in the front of the case to help force air inside from the front. It works quite well.

Take a look at cases from silverstone ... they have alot of cases around 200 price mark and have really good air cooling.
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post #3 of 10
Coolermaster Cosmos possibly.

Some Lian-Li full tower and mid-tower cases are pretty decent.
    
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with that price stay w/ p18xx series u won't be disppointed. it'll be the grown up version of your case.
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i own this case and it def. pushes a lot of air straight from the manufacturer. its functional, the front has a silky rubber coating thats just cool, and its more "grown up" stylish. it says that the fan does 150cfm and i think they're talking about one of them since they used "fan" as singular. honestly wouldn't surprise me, i put a filter on them now to keep cat hair out of my radiators but before they really moved a lot of air. really quiet too.

http://www.tagan.com/index.php?c_id=...0&p_cata_id=86

its $100 usd here (below). thats where i got mine and that company has amazing customer service.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22190
    
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Wow, nice avatar. lol Who is that?

Anyway, my vote goes for the Cosmos S.
post #8 of 10
People are recomending the Cosmos for an air cooling case?
It's notorious for being an aweful case for aircooling since theres essentially sod all intake!

I still consider to be the P182 the best case for air cooling.

EDIT: At time of posting I forgot about the side panel fan but I still consider it naff for air cooling
    
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Originally Posted by marcus000 View Post
People are recomending the Cosmos for an air cooling case?
It's notorious for being an aweful case for aircooling since theres essentially sod all intake!

I still consider to be the P182 the best case for air cooling.

EDIT: At time of posting I forgot about the side panel fan but I still consider it naff for air cooling
Oh, I forgot to finish. I meant to include that for best air cooling, he should also put his case in a desk hole with just a little round hole in the back for cables, and he should make sure the desk hole is large enough to fit the entire case so he can close the front door. This circulates the system's air, and offers the very best cooling money can buy.

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Stacker 830/832, 4 side fans, 2 bottom fans, 1 front, 1 top exhaust and 1 rear exhaust. Can be had for well under $200 when on sale (mine was $110 after $60 MIR on newegg).
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