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post #1 of 15
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FT02

RV02-E

600t

NZXT Phantom White

Lian Li 8Fi Black

Lian Li 9F

if there are any others case that meet my specs:

Good Airflow

Quiet

Professional Look

Absolutely No HAF case:)

What will i install?

6870/6850/6970/6950/580/570/480/470/460

Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer or i5 or i7 or 6 core AMD

H70 or DH-14 cooler

space for 3-4 drives

Drive cages have to be facing outside, not inside

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 15
Phantom. Mine works well. Spacious, great cable management, plenty or HDD space.
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post #3 of 15
I'd go with one of the Lian-Li cases, but that NZXT case has gotten good reviews. If you only need to put 3 or 4 drives in and a self contained water cooler, I'd stay smaller if possible. You don't really need a full tower case.
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post #4 of 15
Phantom is nice but it gets dirty, you don't buy white cases for the same reasons you don't buy white cars.

Get the FT02, it's huge.
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post #5 of 15
RV02 and FT02 are effectively the same case with different styling (and more plastic in the RV02). Both rock pretty hard for aircooled rigs, with 3 180mm fans pushing air all over your board and into your GPUs. FT02 looks best tho, very, very refined and classy.
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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
FT02/RV02-E looking good, but how about phantom or 600t? and the lian li's? and does the FT02/RV02-E fit the H70? where do i mount it?
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post #7 of 15
I would vote for the Phantom, but preferably a different color (I would shoot for the red one myself). I have the black Phantom and love it. There is a lot of room for whatever you would need as well as plenty of places for fans. If you don't plan on filling all of the drive cages up, you can remove one of them and free up space on the bottom of the case.
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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks for the feedback, FT02 it is!
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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post #9 of 15
i have the nzxt tempest and it has ton's of space...more so than i planned on...it's longer than it is taller so it fits all modern day graphics cards...I still want to get the phantom at some point though cuz i like the way it looks...though the tempest comes in a digital snow camo color, and it looks sick...if you're in the market for the phantom, i say go for it!! sick sick case and it'll definitely be the envy of anyone in that white color!
    
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;11851569 
thanks for the feedback, FT02 it is!

Terrible choice. That case is known to spontaneously explode with the slightest jiggle of a fan cable.

Just kidding. Those are all good cases you listed. I think you'd be happy with any of them.
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