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post #1 of 18
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Hello to all who read, thanks in advance for any opinions.

Currently I can get some good deals on computer cases. And although I don't really need a case right now I am almost surely going to buy one. The two I am waffling over are a Corsair 700D and a Corsair 800D (the 700D is new and is $194 after taxes, the 800D has a slight dent and is $186 after taxes). And I just wanted to get any thoughts on if one of these would be a good choice, or if there is a better $200ish option I should consider.

Thanks again
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post #2 of 18
The Corsair case line is pretty nice.

At the end of the month the Fractal Define R3 & XL are coming to Newegg. Both are very nice cases, quiet oriented, and still cool like a champ if you populate the fan slots.

Otherwise, you might consider the Nzxt Phantom series. Unique aesthetics, good airflow, good cable management.

Otherwise, the ATCS 840 is a classy case from Coolermaster. Good cooling, sleek looks, good cable management.

You could also go with the Coolermaster HAF X, not a fan of the aesthetics but it's functionally a great case.

Is there any particular theme or aesthetic you're going for?
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post #3 of 18
With $149.99 you can have a CM Storm Sniper to enjoy. Great case. The best I ever had.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119194
    
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post #4 of 18
I'd say, get an i5-750
   
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post #5 of 18
I'd say throw the H50 and buy a Rasa kit
    
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post #6 of 18
I would get the corsair 700d, its only missing a side window, but that is just personal preference.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
I'd say, get an i5-750
or a better videocard !
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post #8 of 18
Best answer IMO: DON'T SPEND IT and keep it for the newest and greatest thing in the future or if a component happens to fail.
post #9 of 18
you should look into the haf series from cooler-master the corsair box have a problem with running to hot http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsai...d-review-test/ i just got a haf 912 i am very impressed for such a cheap case (much more impressive in person) i got it for 50$ wanted to get 932 but spent money on new gfx card
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post #10 of 18
this is what I would get..
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