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post #1 of 14
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Hey,

After having see what I had to do my Antec 900 to get 2x6970. See thread http://www.overclock.net/ati/895565-...ite-funny.html

I decided that I need a new case. And it need to last me at least few more years. The last thing I want to do is change cases regularly. All my old pcs have their original cases that choose...and they serve their purpose well. But this time I did make a mistake, I never realized that I would end up buying huge video cards (that too two of them).

My requirements are that they should haves USB 3.0 in the front. As the new motherboards will start having them...that is a must. ESATA in the front would be nice bonus (but not required).

But here is the list of defacto requirements

1) Cable Management - This is a top priority
2) USB 3.0 (any number of ports will do).
3) Lots of room for HDDs/ & cooling / and should have water cooling support
4) Only Full Size Tower (Screw Mid-Size)

Out of these 7 - which one would you go for

1) Corsair 800D (But doesn't have USB 3.0..they say it will be out my summer 2010..but its winter 2010 now...has the company gotten lazy?)

2) Corsair 700D

3) Lian LI PC-P80

4) Cooler Master ATCS 840

5) Cooler Master HAF X

6) Antec LanBoy

7) Antec DarkFleet DF-85

And if you have suggestions on what is really good out there.

Please do not mention the Thermaltake Level 10 - I can not afford a $800 Case...unless you have one and want to sell at a discount.

I await y'all's suggestions/feedback.

Help me pick a solid case.

Thanks,

sarien
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post #2 of 14
Hmm. OK, I might be making an ass of myself but AFAIK none of those cases have USB 3.0 in the front, which makes the entire list somewhat defunct, given that the second requirement is front loading USB 3.0.

New list?
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post #3 of 14
haf x

600t have one usb 3.0 I think
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post #4 of 14
I like the corsair 800D and coolermaster haf x. I would not touch the lanboy in a million years, that is by far one of the fugliest cases ever built.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
Hmm. OK, I might be making an ass of myself but AFAIK none of those cases have USB 3.0 in the front, which makes the entire list somewhat defunct, given that the second requirement is front loading USB 3.0.

New list?
The DF-85, and Haf X I believe have USB 3.0

I need on what are few of the best cases out there in the market (minus the 800 dollar one).

Thanks
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post #6 of 14
oh comon, haf x?

Out of your choices there are two significant workhorses: the LL PC p80 and the 800D. I would recommend you the 800D due to its design matching what you want, but personally the P80 would be my own choice. To do the things you want the PC P80 will give you a bit more work to do.

Any case can be modded to support esata and 3.0.
    
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post #7 of 14
Since your rig is air cooled I would go with the Haf X myself. I'm not crazy about the looks but it's practical, reasonably priced, black on the inside, good cable management and good airflow. I really like the NZXT Phantom myself....you may wanna check it out....
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarien View Post

1) Corsair 800D (But doesn't have USB 3.0..they say it will be out my summer 2010..but its winter 2010 now...has the company gotten lazy?) - Okay choice if you want to water cool, requires modding if you want to do a CPU and mGPU loop. Airflow is sub par.

2) Corsair 700D - Same comment as 800D.

3) Lian LI PC-P80 - Oh yeah.

4) Cooler Master ATCS 840 - Wanna be Lian-Li. The PC-B70 is better in every way except water cooling support. But don't bother with this case.

5) Cooler Master HAF X - Great features but not as classy as a Lian-Li, which are built much better and have or can have great airflow as well. I wouldn't bother.

6) Antec LanBoy - Lego case? Stupid HDD mounting system, doesn't seem to have filters, bad cable management. Atypical Antec trash.

7) Antec DarkFleet DF-85 - Puny, no reason to get it over an HAF-X which is much larger and can cool the GPU better. Antec mediocrity at most.
My comment is in bold. If you want to water cool, and want good airflow as well, get the Lian-Li PC-A77F. It supports a 280mm radiator on top by default, mods can expand compatibility, it includes a fan controller, amazing build quality and good cable management.

If you don't care for water cooling, go for the Silverstone FT02. It has great cable management, some of the best airflow, black interior, easily accessible dust filters, fan controller and solid build quality.
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My comment is in bold. If you want to water cool, and want good airflow as well, get the Lian-Li PC-A77F. It supports a 280mm radiator on top by default, mods can expand compatibility, it includes a fan controller, amazing build quality and good cable management.

If you don't care for water cooling, go for the Silverstone FT02. It has great cable management, some of the best airflow, black interior, easily accessible dust filters, fan controller and solid build quality.
Awesome....feedback...is that the (best (or one of the best) Lian model out there...just wondering
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by 1-anh View Post
I like the corsair 800D and coolermaster haf x. I would not touch the lanboy in a million years, that is by far one of the fugliest cases ever built.
Whilst it may be fugly it is apparently very good.

OP:Out of those id go for the 800D as i'm going to buy one within the next two weeks
But none of those have a front USB 3.0 port and if you are really set on that I recommend you check out the Corsair Graphite 600T, its a mid size tower but has most of the great features from the Obsidian series and a front USB3 port of course.
Buuuuuut you don't want mid size so i suggest 800D with a mobo that has USB 3 and deal with it.
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