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anyone recommend a good full tower case w/ good air flow design such as Thermal take, Cool master etc ...
which model is good ?
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i personally love my Aspire X Navigator...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144167
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I'm looking at housing my new upgrades in a Thermaltake Eureka:

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C...8000_index.asp
    
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Pretty hard to go past a Lian Li case for a full size tower. Check out his one with window..here..USD$209.00
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how much r u looking at spending on ur new case?
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This is what i have great airflow and water cool ready if you decide to upgrade to that later on.
You can get either the honeycomb side panel that draws in air from the side like i have or the clear side panel aswell it comes in silver or black.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233001

Here is a pic of mine so you can see it in action..

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post #9 of 30
Thermaltake Armor for $120 from Newegg is a great deal. Look at my rig pic for an idea. The Kandalf is the same case with a door over the front. The issue I have with it is a result of the armor having an entirely open front mesh for airflow. When the kandalf door is closed, the airflow is blocked (stupid design). So while using, you'll have the big honking door open at all times.

The lian-li is more expensive and far too plain for my taste. The armor is btx ready (not a big deal), water cooling ready with pre bored holes and fantastic for upgrading, modding and airflow. The only case that I would consider in the same league is the new coolermaster stacker 830 but its quite a bit more expensive with no real advantages (they are both great but the armor is a better deal).

The new a2400 door is due out soon. It has a 25cm fan, 68 cfm 14 dba which will blow massive amounts of air (quietly!) right onto your cpu/video cards). Even if you go water, this is a huge advantage. Also, you can buy icages for about $20 that add more 120mm fans to the front. (I have 3 icages). They also give 3 internal 3.5 bays each for hard drives.


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Originally Posted by |2A|N
This is what i have great airflow and water cool ready if you decide to upgrade to that later on.
You can get either the honeycomb side panel that draws in air from the side like i have or the clear side panel aswell it comes in silver or black.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233001

Here is a pic of mine so you can see it in action..

Nice case man u shud try putting water cooling in ther u got enough room
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