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Hello all. I am going to do my first WC project, but first and foremost I want to get some better wire management. This is all I can muster without special extenders and special routing holes. Can anyone suggest a case that is inexpensive and has enough space and routing areas for when I do get these extenders? I'm not trying to by a $150-$250 dollar case. Just something that is workable for that smooth wire management. Check my build to check my current case if you want.

Thanks for the help ahead of time guys and gals.
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Fractal design R3 or XL
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Fractal design R3 or XL
That XL looks sweet. alot of HD bays in there as well. lol.
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HAF 922 ($99 at Newegg with free shipping) or CM690 II Advanced ($89 also with free shipping). Both are good cases with plenty of room for cable management.
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And if your planning on watercooling u can just remove some of the HDD bay and install your hardware there
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And if your planning on watercooling u can just remove some of the HDD bay and install your hardware there
Yeah, that looks very doable.
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HAF 922 ($99 at Newegg with free shipping) or CM690 II Advanced ($89 also with free shipping). Both are good cases with plenty of room for cable management.
Nice boxes here as well. When I built my box recently, I didn't know HAF was so popular and made good cases as members on the forums often say.
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Nice boxes here as well. When I built my box recently, I didn't know HAF was so popular and made good cases as members on the forums often say.
They don't. They're actually pretty terrible and their only decent feature is their airflow.

I would go with the Fractal Design Define XL, Corsair 600T, NZXT Phantom if you're looking for a case around 150 or lower.
post #9 of 40
700D has to be the easiest case I have ever built in, big roomy, and easy to do wire mgmt.

Looking for something smaller the 650D will be coming soon.
post #10 of 40
Another vote for 690 II Advanced. Lian Li also has some offerings below $100.

But for water cooling, if you can squeeze it, get the Corsair 700D or 800D. In terms of wire management and water cooling, it's one of the best currently available. And I've seen the 700D come down to $150 shipped.
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