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post #1 of 53
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I have an Antec900,its 3 years old,and im looking for a change plus
Antec has zero cable mgt,unless you get a holesaw out


Love this,just over kill for me and over size,if it were smaller Id jump
Corsair 600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139003

Coolermaster 692,has all the features I would want but
MANY have griped on several key items like back panel not wide enough for squeezing cables,Coolermaster always seems to come up short in silly areas
Price is right though,I like the top mounted HD connector ,loads of fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216

LIAN LI PC-7FN - looks killer,simple,light mid priced ,not gaudy smaller
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112249
Im really liking this the best but dont see to many around.....
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post #2 of 53
I can't speak for the Lian Li and Corsair cases but I have used the CM 690 II Advanced and it was, without a doubt, one of the funnest cases I've worked with.

Sleek aesthetics, black interior, tooless installation, good stock cooling with plenty of room to expand, plenty of room to work with, good cable management. And all at a price you can't beat!

I would recommend that case in a heartbeat.
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i dunno what i would do if i only had those to choose from....
    
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post #4 of 53
CM 690-II Gets my vote awsome case IMO! But im also a huge fan of the 600T. But if the 600T is too big for your liking! It has to be the 690-II for the obvious reasons
post #5 of 53
CM690 probably has the best features for the price, even capable of supporting rads. If you're after aesthetics, however, I'd say go for the Lian Li, my brother has a PC-60FNWX and the fit and finish is very nice and the aluminum is always desirable. From what I've read, the 600T is a good case, but I personally wouldn't get it. The 600T just isn't good enough in anyone one region to make it worthwhile (price, aesthetics, cooling, etc.)
    
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post #6 of 53
you speak of aesthetics but the CM690 isnt aesthetically pleasing at all. i would take the LIAN LI PC-7FN.
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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post #7 of 53
id go for the corsair, but if its too big then its too big
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post #8 of 53
Lian Li, quality construction, lightweight and strong aluminum, minimalistic design...... you can't get any better.
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post #9 of 53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216


i think this the best for the price

and it's originaly painted black inside better than the lian li
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post #10 of 53
Totally depends on your taste, do you prefer minimalistic designs or more modernized ones.

Lian Li for Minimalistic
Keep in mind that Lian Li uses high density lightweight aluminium, decent cable management.
CM 690 for Modernized
Tool-free design, great cable management.
I haven't worked with the corsair case though, but from the comments above and a little bit of research it's probably too huge
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