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post #1 of 10
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I am looking for ideas for a new case. My current case is very cheaply made and very clumsy and I am afraid to change the motherboard out because the first time I could barely get it to fit right without breaking it lol. So I am in need of some advise for a new decent case.

I need something that has decent airflow. I don't really know who are the top dogs at the moment, I will be pairing the case with a Hyper 212 and (MAYBE) down the line I would like to watercool but that is so far down the line that I don't even want to think about it.

As far as budget is concerned... I would like to stay under $150 if possible.

Do you guys recommend this case? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160
post #2 of 10
NZXT phantom. best case ever.
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post #3 of 10
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NZXT phantom. best case ever.
I like the looks of it but maybe I should have added, I do like to be able to see inside my case to look at all the goodies
post #4 of 10
then take off that mesh stuff on the side that doesnt have a fan on it and replace it with plexiglass!
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post #5 of 10
The HAF 932 is a great case it has all you will ever need,

Cable management holes
Space for water cooling
Bottom mounted PSu
Rail hard drive system
Tons of fans

But she is UGLY and is made out of alot of plastic..
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Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
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Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
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post #6 of 10
Antec DF-85, Rosewill THOR, IN WIN Dragon Rider, HAF 932 Black or AMD edition....those would be some of your possibilities.
post #7 of 10
I had to chose between the haf and the phantom and i got the 932. If your budget allows, go with the HAF X, i think its better. Honestly, go with what you think looks the best
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for all the fast responses and recommendation guys. Was looking at all the cases and am deciding between the HAF 932 and ANTEC DF-85. I am thinking that the HAF 932 will be the way to go looking at all the reviews and I think the case doesn't look half bad.
post #9 of 10
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Thanks for all the fast responses and recommendation guys. Was looking at all the cases and am deciding between the HAF 932 and ANTEC DF-85. I am thinking that the HAF 932 will be the way to go looking at all the reviews and I think the case doesn't look half bad.
It looks better then the Antec DF-85.


Id say go HAF if it were up to those two.
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OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
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The nEEEtBook
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
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post #10 of 10
Just remember, if you're going to get the HAF and you WANT to be able to see everything, get the Black or AMD Edition....
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