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Hey case gurus ^^

Here's my problem...[TL;DR version at the bottom]

I've got a Classified 3 coming in in a few days [best Christmas gift everrr ]

However it doesn't fit my FT01 properly by the googling I've done.

Too add to the situation, seems the Larger heatsink that comes on the board interferes with the H70 depending on the fan layout / case...

Are there any cases out there that don't go over... lets say $250 for round numbers, that cooperate with an H70 and an EVGA Classified3?

I'd love an FT02, but it seems that if a 120mm fan is mounted on the exterior of the frame the top cover will not close, it would require filing it down

Also, to add to the misery I'm pretty limited on space, a normal full tower will work, but a gigantic behemoth wont.

Right now I'm leaning towards the Corsair 600T. It fits everything I'm looking for, though I'd like my options open.

If anyone knows of any other cases that would suffice it would be appreciated. Quiet stock cooling is practically a must, Antec 1200's and HAF's are not going to fly, air cooling will be done in the system, which renders more expensive cases [like the drool worthy TJ07] out . I'm more of a clean look kinda person

In summary / TL;DR version
Need a case that:
  • $250 or less
  • Supports the Corsair H70 and EVGA Classified 3
  • Clean looking, no HAF's, Antec 1200's or WC leaning cases
  • Good Aircooling capability, gotta keep the 470 in check
  • Smaller the case the better
  • Fewer LED's the better [seems I can't escape it entirely though with the 600T ]
  • Low "plastic" factor / fingerprint magnet case
  • Quieter the better


Rep ofc will be handed out, this is an impossible find so far in my ventures, any help would be hugely appreciated.
Edited by Munkypoo7 - 12/26/10 at 10:06am
    
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post #2 of 13
I would say an 800D but they're a bit out of the budget and I'm not sure if it fits your "smaller the better" requirement. It is very clean looking though.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
I would say an 800D but they're a bit out of the budget and I'm not sure if it fits your "smaller the better" requirement. It is very clean looking though.
I've considered it, problem is that it isn't really built for air cooling by all reviews I've read, the supplied fans are extremely sub-par by all accounts
    
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post #4 of 13
Fractal Design cases

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=...tegory=2&prod=


Really nice sleek, clean looking cases. They all have built in noise dampening foam too. Cheap too. All under 150 CAD for the XL version..
Edited by ecaftermath - 12/26/10 at 10:27am
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post #5 of 13
I'd say grab a 600T and swap out the fans...I'm sure there's a way to modfit a pair of 120's in each 200mm fan spot.

Or, pick up a few non-led 200mm fans from FrozenCPU

The white NZXT's look sexy.
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How much have you searched at newegg?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
I've considered it, problem is that it isn't really built for air cooling by all reviews I've read, the supplied fans are extremely sub-par by all accounts
You can also buy a 700D and mod the left panel to fit a couple 120mm fans...plus microcenter sometimes has them on sale around $179 with free 800D side panel.
post #8 of 13
BTW: For something plain looking (tends to be my choice), here would be my quick picks:
  1. If I am spending your money (not mine)
  2. If I'm spending my money
  3. This is a candidate too
  4. Does have gamer tendencies
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post #10 of 13
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Hmm bunch of good options, somehow the PC-A70F eluded me, as for the other options, especially the Phantom, I've considered, but the design at some angles are stunning and at some are just revolting imo, just weird

Also, as for the Fractal, other than NCIXUS, are there any other US retailers? I can't seem to find any, and with them tagging a $55 shipping fee, the last thing I need is something wrong and having to ship it back, that would just drive me nuts rofl

Right now the Fractal XL looks perfect, now to find a US distributor x.x
    
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