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Calling on case experts to recommend me two cases.

1) This will be a build for my wife and I would like to be quiet. Stuff going into it are:
EVGA 750i FTW mother board (ATX)
E7200 overclocked to 3.2 Ghz
A tuniq tower cooler
Corsair 650w power supply
9800 GTX+ graphics card

These are all parts I already have from my previous build. Again, first priority would be it has to be quiet. Budget is within $100 - but throw out any other case even if over budget.

2) Second case is for me. My Antec 900 has been a very good case for me. But I am feeling like it is time to change the look. I am debating between full tower and mid tower case. The only thing worries me about full tower is wire management - I am sure I will have to buy extension and stuff. So, question is, should I stick with my Antec or do you guys have suggestion for case as good or even better than my Antec. I like Cooler Master haf 932/922, but it is not an option as my gaming buddy already bought it and I do not want to look like twins ! lol
One option would be to get an awesome case for me and put the stuff for my wife in the Antec. Budget is $150. Again, recommend anything good but slightly over budget. As a note, cannot afford anything over $200.
Wife's bane
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GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
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NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
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Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
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post #2 of 5
Get one of those LIAN LI A05N's.

Very minimal, very spacious, great craftsmanship, not a lot of fans.
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Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
Calling on case experts to recommend me two cases.

1) This will be a build for my wife and I would like to be quiet. Stuff going into it are:
EVGA 750i FTW mother board (ATX)
E7200 overclocked to 3.2 Ghz
A tuniq tower cooler
Corsair 650w power supply
9800 GTX+ graphics card

These are all parts I already have from my previous build. Again, first priority would be it has to be quiet. Budget is within $100 - but throw out any other case even if over budget.

2) Second case is for me. My Antec 900 has been a very good case for me. But I am feeling like it is time to change the look. I am debating between full tower and mid tower case. The only thing worries me about full tower is wire management - I am sure I will have to buy extension and stuff. So, question is, should I stick with my Antec or do you guys have suggestion for case as good or even better than my Antec. I like Cooler Master haf 932/922, but it is not an option as my gaming buddy already bought it and I do not want to look like twins ! lol
One option would be to get an awesome case for me and put the stuff for my wife in the Antec. Budget is $150. Again, recommend anything good but slightly over budget. As a note, cannot afford anything over $200.
Well I just bought a newegg NZXT Phantom case, it's abotu 139 or so on newegg. It's really nice and very roomy, it is a full tower though. I thought i was going to have to get extensions, but I ended up just getting a better PSU and it had long enough cables. It was antec for the record.

But the Phantom looks nice comes in black white and red. Black shows finger prints a lot, red still shows finger prints but not nearly as much as black. And the white doesn't show finger prints unless your looking for them. Check out that case though. It's very nice and has plenty of room, as well as nice built in cable management.

My hearing isn't the best right now and the case does have quite a few fans, but they are all 120mm or bigger and its pretty quite, but it does have a fan controller so you can turn the fans down.

But other than that I would say the HAF cases are really nice as well!
Finally an i7
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Antec TruePower 650W NZXT Phantom 
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Antec TruePower 650W NZXT Phantom 
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For a silent PC in my opinion the Antec P18x are the best you can have, but the'yre out of budget. As such there is are the guys @Fractal Design that managed a pretty successful P18x clone at a lower price, review here.
Afterward for you the Corsair 600T is a great option, review here. You may end up a bit over-budget, but you can sell the 900 and get back in contention.
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by dembo1305 View Post
Well I just bought a newegg NZXT Phantom case, it's abotu 139 or so on newegg. It's really nice and very roomy, it is a full tower though. I thought i was going to have to get extensions, but I ended up just getting a better PSU and it had long enough cables. It was antec for the record.

But the Phantom looks nice comes in black white and red. Black shows finger prints a lot, red still shows finger prints but not nearly as much as black. And the white doesn't show finger prints unless your looking for them. Check out that case though. It's very nice and has plenty of room, as well as nice built in cable management.

My hearing isn't the best right now and the case does have quite a few fans, but they are all 120mm or bigger and its pretty quite, but it does have a fan controller so you can turn the fans down.

But other than that I would say the HAF cases are really nice as well!
I agree with this, nzxt phantom just looks amazing considering the price and features.

Im also a huge fan of the HAF 922 as well.
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