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Still rocking the CM Stacker 830.. Should I move on?

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Basically, Ive come to realize my case is LOUD and that with the current gen cases are quieter, and have really good air flow. My question is should I ditch the 830 and get something like a antec 1200 or keep it?
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If your worried about noise, why not just grab some new quiet fans or a fan controller? Stacker looks like it was a pretty nice case, you could even spray it black inside and make it new again! Only reason I ever switched my case was because I went to a 90 degree motherboard layout - not sure that a new case is going to give you much of an improvement to be honest
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Basically, Ive come to realize my case is LOUD and that with the current gen cases are quieter, and have really good air flow. My question is should I ditch the 830 and get something like a antec 1200 or keep it?
I'd say keep it.

You can always invest in new fans, granted that their cost doesn't exceed the cost of a new case.

Yes, some newer cases such as the Raven 2 and the FT02 have some great temperatures while keeping the noise to a minimum, but really some new fans might be all you really need
    
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Having a case being loud usually doesn't warrant to getting a new one unless the case is having some issues with handling fans (vibrations/mounting/etc).

If noise is the issue...you'd likely be looking into better fans, controllers, or noise dampening material to put within your case. I would only warrant a new case if my current one doesn't allow me to expand my current hardware.
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fans make a case loud..

Anyway. I would upgrade the case to something like a 600t or 650d
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Are you kidding?

The only reason anyone should ever move away from the Stacker 830/832 is if they want to watercool and need something bigger.

The Stacker 83x cases are incredible for looks, durability, and design.

I'm even watercooling in mine with some minor modification.

The 800D and TJ07 are hot cases, but the Stacker is still a beast. And it's almost a relic now.
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Any recommendations on what fans to get?
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Any recommendations on what fans to get?
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