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post #1 of 17
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Im very disappointed with my Antec DF-30, my Noctua D14 is useless cuz the airflow sucks.
Soon i will get a chance for new case, and i looking for affordable case with good airflow.

Any suggests? i think it should be around the mid-tower size cuz full-tower is alot more expensive.
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post #2 of 17
Get the Cooler Master Cm 690 II

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Or if you're willing to spend about $140, NZXT Phantom series.

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Will CM 690 II or Phantom provide good air to the D14?
I asking cuz for example the drive bays in the DF-30 are blocking all the air.
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post #4 of 17
A vote for the Antec Three Hundred. For the amount of $$$ it costs it's probably best among the well vented cases.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes View Post
Get the Cooler Master Cm 690 II

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Or if you're willing to spend about $140, NZXT Phantom series.

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I like that CM 690 - I am personally looking at it for myself
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
A vote for the Antec Three Hundred. For the amount of $$$ it costs it's probably best among the well vented cases.
I totally agree - I have one, and something I have to get a blanket cause it's like an air conditioner - It is considered one of the their Best Sellers
post #7 of 17
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Will CM 690 II or Phantom provide good air to the D14?
I asking cuz for example the drive bays in the DF-30 are blocking all the air.
Yes, both provide very VERY good airflow. The 690II has room for many additional fans. The phantom is also quite versatile. Out of those two, they're almost on par, with the Phantom being just a bit cooler.

In my opinion, and I need to keep it cheap, I'd go with the 690II and purchase the side-panel window.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes View Post
Yes, both provide very VERY good airflow. The 690II has room for many additional fans. The phantom is also quite versatile. Out of those two, they're almost on par, with the Phantom being just a bit cooler.

In my opinion, and I need to keep it cheap, I'd go with the 690II and purchase the side-panel window.
If you right then i find NZXT Phantom very tempting.

That image made me drop a tear!
The D14 have perfect room, is that just because its full tower?
Any way the Phantom air cooling look badass.
Edited by Colt - 2/14/11 at 10:54am
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post #9 of 17
Silverstone RV02E or FT02. Best airflow, period.
    
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post #10 of 17
i have antec 300 myself its excellent. however, it lacks cable management holes and need some modifications. But for the money its the best.
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