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Guys these 700D and 800D are EXPENSIVE!!!! Seems like I'm paying for a slick finish and some extra holes in it. of course there is more room for it, but these things are like 250+. Unless you guys have the lowdown on a deal.
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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.
Have you ever used a HAF case? I can't really speak for the small cases, but my HAF X is excellent. The build quality is outstanding and this case is a joy to work with. It is far from terrible. I assume that the build quality of the smaller HAF cases would be on par with the HAF X.

The cases you listed here would also be great cases. CM Storm Scout or Storm Sniper may work as well.
    
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Have you ever used a HAF case? I can't really speak for the small cases, but my HAF X is excellent. The build quality is outstanding and this case is a joy to work with. It is far from terrible. I assume that the build quality of the smaller HAF cases would be on par with the HAF X.

The cases you listed here would also be great cases. CM Storm Scout or Storm Sniper may work as well.
I have worked in several CM cases. Their old Ammo case (with the nuclear power/reset switches on top) was nice to work in, but the HAF 922 and 932 are cheap pieces of ****. I can't speak for the HAF X as I've never worked in it, but looks-wise it's hideous just like the rest of the series.
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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.
I'm looking up some prices and seeing if I can manage a deal with the 700d or 800D. I was lookin at the specs on those cases, most def something I could use. The hotswappable hard drive bays are cool.
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cm690 II basic
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I'm almost to the point where I might make the jump and get a 700D or 800D. I'm doing comparisons on functionality and looks. These cases are tops it would SEEM. But man my pockets will be deflated lol. Where will my tax return money go? Who knows. Oh....I do.
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The 700/800D is an excellent chassis all around. It's extremely easy to build in, especially when you're doing cable management. I have mine cooled by an H50 and at load on heavy games it doesn't go past 45C in ambient temps.
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Keep in mine the 700D doesn't have hotswap bays, noticed you said you wanted that feature.

The 700D is much cheaper because of this, I was able to pick one up during the holidays for $140 shipped. and I don't have any interest in hotswappable bays though
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Keep in mine the 700D doesn't have hotswap bays, noticed you said you wanted that feature.

The 700D is much cheaper because of this, I was able to pick one up during the holidays for $140 shipped. and I don't have any interest in hotswappable bays though
Alright, I thought about it and although the hotswap feature is cool, it's not a necessity because I wouldn't need to do that often. So I made the plunge....local microcenter.....700D....200 bucks. I couldn't pass. I thought about it long and hard. Had to do it.
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Fractal design R3 or XL
i can vouch for that Fractal case.i have one for my storage/media center.. i love it managed to get a complete non modular 850 psu in it and you can see less then half a foot of total cabling... that includes everything in the case
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