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Need a big tower with cool looks , lots of space, removeable mobo tray,side window, sould be able to mount some rads internally(240 or 360)but should also have good airflow, if possible usb 3.0,and lots of features.

All that between 265 - 300 dollars(215 €) and we got a deal^^.

My only concern now is that if I buy a case now I will be angry about myself in 2011 when a newer better one for the same price comes out so please if you know what cases are coming out 2011 and if they are better than the ones that are available now for my money tell me
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post #2 of 19
800d or tj07

oh crap, just saw budget.

HAF-X with mods.
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post #3 of 19
The Cooler Master ATCS 840 is probably the best choice. More interior and radiator space than the HAF-X. It has good cable management but you'll have to work on it (not too much space behind motherboard tray - side panel may bulge), it has good potential airflow, a removable motherboard tray and a solid frame but also wobbly side panels and top fan cover.

If you can afford a Corsair Obsidian case, that would be nice. They look much better than the ATCS 840 and have much better cable management, but airflow is sub par and you won't be adding a second radiator to it (aside for a 120/140) without a lot of mods.
Edited by boredgunner - 12/21/10 at 11:56am
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post #4 of 19
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...m-fans-w-o-psu

$3.53 over your budget. It's unlikely that this case will go out dated anytime soon. Besides USB3.0, this has everything else you need.

Just flip the rear exhaust to intake and have a 360 rad with fans exhausting air up top and you're good to go.

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Uh, I think I got the wrong currency...
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post #5 of 19
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Why does anyone recommend the corsair cases?^^

obsidian is ok ...but the looks are just the standard black ATX dust catcher

Do you guys know what cases are announced for 2011 maybe there is something interesting?
So far I heard about raven 03 and the new version of the nzxt phantom...you got some more?
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Haf x

700d.

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Are there any cases with the windows on the left side like the murderbox..or well I am manly talking about how the cpu is at the bottom and not the top like 99.99% of cases.
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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
Are there any cases with the windows on the left side like the murderbox..or well I am manly talking about how the cpu is at the bottom and not the top like 99.99% of cases.
The murderbox is a TJ07 that has been modded so the motherboard tray is flipped upside-down. Not that hard to do, but I haven't been motivated enough to try it.
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Are there any cases with the windows on the left side like the murderbox..or well I am manly talking about how the cpu is at the bottom and not the top like 99.99% of cases.
Very few. The Lian Li V2000 and the Aplus Blackpearl (a rebranded/modified V2000) have this. The Murdermod cases are Silverstone TJ07's with flipped mobo tray is all it is. You can do it yourself.
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Yea, but don't you have to cut or what not. I wish there was a guide to this and I would think the location of the I/O plate on the MOBO would face a different direction if the window was still on the left.

Sorry for the threadjack op

I still like the TJ07 since it has a nice place to put the rad in the bottom
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