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post #1 of 20
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Hi all,

I'm going to go Sandy Bridge and I'm looking to replace my aging CM 690.

These are my guidelines, but obviously there is no perfect case that fits all criteria, so don't bother trying to match them all

- Black inside, or at least metallic. I hate that grayish paint in so many cases
- I'd prefer a window. Buying separately is an option
- The bigger the fan, the better. I did a HAF 922 build for someone, I loved the 200mm fans
-Sexy

Budget is $80-$180. Obviously I'd prefer to spend less. I like the HAF X but it might be too big and expensive
Edited by KG363 - 1/23/11 at 5:03pm
post #2 of 20
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Here are some cases I've liked but I'm still not sure
-CM Scout - Don't like the look too much
-HAF 922 - Not Black inside, no window
-Corsair 600t- No window, don't love the look
-Lancool - no huge fans
-CM 690 II - no huge fans, side is only optional at this point
post #3 of 20
Wait for the Corsair 650D. It has a window and unlike the rest of the Obsidian series, it has a 200mm intake. LOL

Here you are sir.


Edit: Also, there is a Cooler Master HAF932 BLACK. It has a window and the interior is completely black.
Edited by grandestfail9190 - 1/26/11 at 11:08pm
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post #4 of 20
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When is the 650D due?

And I like that 932 black

+rep
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HAF922 easy to paint and I easly put a window in mine.


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Quote:
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When is the 650D due?

And I like that 932 black

+rep
The 650D is due about April or so. It said MSRP is to be 200 USD so it's complerely up to you if you want to give a bit more for that one.
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post #7 of 20
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HAF922 easy to paint and I easly put a window in mine.
I love the case, I just don't have the skill or tools to put in a window and paint it. Or the patience
post #8 of 20
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I love the case, I just don't have the skill or tools to put in a window and paint it. Or the patience
If you decide to get it I will do the window for cost of parts.
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post #9 of 20
KG: I know the Haf 922 doesn't meet all youre requirements, but after just doing another build with it for a friend I would have to throw it back out there again. Especially with Ron offering to do the window for you... It is on the lower end of your budget scale, and you can easily paint it/have it painted (buy RonB94GT a few extra drinks/food maybe?)

Corsair products are always nice, but expect them to be pricey in comparison(For good reason).
post #10 of 20
NZXT phantom it kinda has a window u can see threw the mesh

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...hantom&x=0&y=0
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