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Wondering what cases you guys recomend for my needs. I need a good airflow case (duh), I'd prefer it to be black, but it doesn't have to be, and I want to stay under $150, but preferably closer to $100. I don't need a whole lot of room for optical/hard drives, but I'd prefer to have some room for expansion. Air flow is the most important thing though, I'm starting with aircooling and then moving onto water cooling. Extra room would be nice for when I make the switch, but I'm building my own blocks so I'm sure I can customize them for tighter spaces. Thanks for any help.

edit: btw, try to stick to 120mm fans so I can get really good airflow w/ minimum noise with some Thermaltake Thunderblades.
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Wondering what cases you guys recomend for my needs. I need a good airflow case (duh), I'd prefer it to be black, but it doesn't have to be, and I want to stay under $150, but preferably closer to $100. I don't need a whole lot of room for optical/hard drives, but I'd prefer to have some room for expansion. Air flow is the most important thing though, I'm starting with aircooling and then moving onto water cooling. Extra room would be nice for when I make the switch, but I'm building my own blocks so I'm sure I can customize them for tighter spaces. Thanks for any help.

edit: btw, try to stick to 120mm fans so I can get really good airflow w/ minimum noise with some Thermaltake Thunderblades.
Tons of room,removeable hard drive cage,removeable 3.5" cage, 2 front fan slots,2 rear fan slots, 1 side fan, locking clear window,screwless 5 1/4" devices,etc. Very popular and comes in any color you can think of...

http://xoxide.com/chieftec11.html

Just saw your edit, so I don't think you'd be interested. They're all 80mm
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Full tower, 3 120mm fans. Good airflow: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233002
Full tower, 1 80mm,3 120mm. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018
If you dont like these, ill try to find more.
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Here is a list of good cases. I will let you choose which you want. There is not a single bad apple in there, with the exception (in this particular case) of the SilverStone SST-SG01-B, SSTLC01 Black, and Lian Li PC-V800B. Other than that, all those cases are exceptional performers.
Good luck!
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Samsung Evo 1TB Seagate 2x2TB Raid 1 Samsung 1TB 2.5" Custom 360 Rad 
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Windows 8 Pro evga supernova 1300 G2 
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X3350 Maximus Formula HD 4850 8GB G.Skill 1000 
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640GB WD Black Samsung SATA 7 64 Ultimate 20" Acer WS 
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Filco 104 Cherry Brown Corsair 520HX Three Hundred MX310 
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AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Asus A7V8X-LA X850Pro 1GB Kingston 
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