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I am going to a new school and I want to make a new build. My current case is a dinosaur and very ugly as it is losing its parts and also the top USB's do no work.

I have done some looking and whenever I go to my local computer shop they have a case that makes me drool. It is sexy because less is more. It isn't one of those Alienwarish cases with monsters and crazy stuff coming out of it. It is smooth metal, with a nice window and good cable management with a bottom mounted PSU. I am talking about the Corsair Obsidian 800D.

My Problem is that I cannot, in good faith, spend 250 on a computer case. So I am lending my wallet out to the enthusiasts and people who actually know more than I do.

What I am looking for:

-Air cooling, I do not need water cooling, which is another reason I don't need the Corsair Obsidian 800D

-$150ish a little more is fine, a little less is even better

-Clean black or dark looking metal. Nice lines and shapes. NO Alien type cases.

-Bottom Mounted PSU...pretty much a standard now

-Nice Cable Management, I am a messy person

-Top USB's and stuff (My case is on the floor)


Thank you for your suggestions.
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RunningMan
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Asus VH236H 23" Thermaltake Challenger Pro Corsair Enthusiast 650W (80 plus) Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #2 of 4
Lian Li PC-K62. Great cable management, clean, great airflow, completely tool-less, can fit longer graphics cards and is the best case in the 100 dollar price range.

Also, check out the NZXT Phantom since you're willing to spend 150.00
post #3 of 4
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The NZXT Phantom is beautiful. Although it is a futuristic look it isn't gaudy or outrageous. It also seems to have a lot of good reviews and awards. This very high on the list, unless someone has a better idea. Thank you for the case.
RunningMan
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition 8GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1TB WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 ATA Device OCZ agility 3 SSD Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ult 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236H 23" Thermaltake Challenger Pro Corsair Enthusiast 650W (80 plus) Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Spawn Razer Goliathus Lepai 2020a+ mini amp w/ 2 Dayton Bookshelf Spe... 
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RunningMan
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i5 2500k Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition 8GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1TB WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 ATA Device OCZ agility 3 SSD Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ult 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236H 23" Thermaltake Challenger Pro Corsair Enthusiast 650W (80 plus) Cooler Master HAF 912 
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CM Storm Spawn Razer Goliathus Lepai 2020a+ mini amp w/ 2 Dayton Bookshelf Spe... 
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post #4 of 4
The phantom or the haf-x whilst on sale over at the egg.

I suggest the phantom. Lovely cable management and very beautiful in white.
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Razer Arctosa Antec 1200W x2 Lian-Li x2000 RAZER Lachesis Banshee 
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