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post #1 of 15
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Putting together an order for a 2500k with an EVGA P67 SLI and GTX 570..

Trying to find the best mid size case out there. Be it cable management.. supplied fans, airflow.. whatever it is let me know so I can make an informed decision.

Thanks all!

Edit: Oh yea, needs to fit the parts listed above as well as the best Heatsink on the market.. forgot the name, D7 or D47??
Edited by Gremlin - 1/25/11 at 6:50pm
post #2 of 15
Well, based off of the cases I've used I would recommend the CM 690 II Advanced.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6638
  • Stylish
  • Solid Construction
  • Excellent Cooling
  • Lots of internal room at a good footprint
  • Black Interior
  • Tooless Design
  • Reasonably priced
  • Good Cable Management

Throw some extra fans in there (Bottom Side Intake, bottom intake) and you'll have a case that cools like a champ at a reasonable level of noise. This case was a joy to work with.
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Coolermaster HAF 912-Advanced hands down IMO, but they're out of stock ATM in CMUSA

so my 2nd choice would be Corsair 600T, catalogued as midzise, but its really big for a mid tower lol.
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post #4 of 15
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I just got an email back from CM and they said that they are not carrying the 912 Advanced or the Plus in the US..

How would I go about getting one of these??

Anyone here live overseas and can get a hold of one?? Willing to ship?

The closest thing I could find was the HAF X.. but its $199.. Full Tower.. :/
Edited by Gremlin - 1/26/11 at 8:52am
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by MexGT View Post
Coolermaster HAF 912-Advanced hands down IMO, but they're out of stock ATM in CMUSA

so my 2nd choice would be Corsair 600T, catalogued as midzise, but its really big for a mid tower lol.
Does the Corsair 600T come with 2.5 SSD mounting hardware?
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What do you like the most? Budget? Style? Quality? Performance? Features?
post #7 of 15
Basing upon dimensions of the following Cases

Coolermaster Sniper black (D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches
HAF 932 are: (D)22.7" (W)9.6" x (H)22.5" front half 21.5" back half
HAF X: (D) 21.7 (W) 9.1 x x (H) 23.2 inch
Corsair 600T: (D) 23.3" x (W) 10.4" x (H) 20"

It all depends on you, the Sniper and 600T are "mid sized" towers but they're about the same size as a full tower.

The HAF 912-A and the 690 II Advanced are more true mid sized.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by MexGT View Post
Basing upon dimensions of the following Cases

Coolermaster Sniper black (D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches
HAF 932 are: (D)22.7" (W)9.6" x (H)22.5" front half 21.5" back half
HAF X: (D) 21.7 (W) 9.1 x x (H) 23.2 inch
Corsair 600T: (D) 23.3" x (W) 10.4" x (H) 20"

It all depends on you, the Sniper and 600T are "mid sized" towers but they're about the same size as a full tower.

The HAF 912-A and the 690 II Advanced are more true mid sized.
I think you got the HAF X dimensions wrong......check again.
post #9 of 15
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I just got an email back from CM and they said that they are not carrying the 912 Advanced or the Plus in the US..

How would I go about getting one of these??

Anyone here live overseas and can get a hold of one?? Willing to ship?

The closest thing I could find was the HAF X.. but its $199.. Full Tower.. :/
I think that they'll restock the HAF 912 advanced in about a month or so.

Then they'll be the Storm Enforcer that has the HAF 912 Plus/Advanced chassis that supposed to come out in Q1 and about $80.00

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...er-cooler.html
post #10 of 15

NZXT tempest evo, good cable management, good airflow.

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