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post #1 of 19
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I'm looking to upgrade my case, currently I have an Antec 900 which kinda fails for cable management. What I'm looking for is a slightly bigger mid tower case which has cable management holes already drilled into place. Also I'd like it to have a fan controller for adjusting speed and turning off the LEd's.

I was considering the Corsair 600T but the reviews seem to suggest it's airflow is on the weaker side. Also the fan controller doesn't allow you to turn off the LED's

I also prefer the case to be smooth rather than pointy. Price isn't really an issue so no budget.
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post #2 of 19
Whats your budget? any lian li/lancool case will do, they have quality aluminum construction and they look nice too, nzxt phantom is also good choice. dont get antec p183 cause of no cpu backplate. also 600t airflow is *****, ugly as *****.
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post #3 of 19
HAF 932 and NZXT Phantom are good choices xD
    
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post #4 of 19
CM 690II... best case I have ever owned!!!
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corsair 800d or silverstone tj07
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post #6 of 19
depends on budget...
low-end-- CM690
mid-- lian li
high- - something custom
    
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post #7 of 19
CM Storm Sniper has all that you are asking for...to the tee. i have it and its amazing airflow. also plenty room for cable management and cooling. but if your going watercooling 800D is the way to go, but keep in mind its a huge case
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boi 1da View Post
CM 690II... best case I have ever owned!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlyblunting View Post
depends on budget...
low-end-- CM690
mid-- lian li
high- - something custom
+1 for the CM 690 or 690 II

Not sure why everyone always recommends Lian Li cases... They ARE extremely well-built but I find them very ugly...
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post #9 of 19
Since you mentioned cases that were not "sharp", the Cosmos S RC-1100 might be worth a look.

Another possibility would be the Lian Li PC-P50WB
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweffymo View Post
+1 for the CM 690 or 690 II

Not sure why everyone always recommends Lian Li cases... They ARE extremely well-built but I find them very ugly...
I like the fact that they're well built. I don't care about hardware aesthetics though
    
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Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
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Genius Netscroll 120 $4 Mousepad from CD-R King 
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
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Genius Netscroll 120 $4 Mousepad from CD-R King 
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