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post #1 of 30
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Right so im having this HUGE dilema right now.
I have an up coming "budget boom" and ive decided to chuck the spare $ towards my slowly ageing Rig.

Currently have a cm storm scout and a 700w thermaltake lite power psu (i know it was a bad buy )

So right now the options are a followed.

CM 690 II advanced + corsair hx 650w PSU
CM haf 922 + corsair hx 650w PSU
Corsair Graphite 600t
CM haf x

Those are the things im looking at, i plan to upgrade my GPU to a 6870-6970 some time in the future. Oh and im about to also buy the xspc rasa kit. (240 or 360 depending on if the case can fit it internally)

Please give your suggestions! Im driving my self crazzzzyyyy!

I live in NZ also, so expect to add a ridiculously huge amount onto what ever you suggest
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post #2 of 30
CM 690 II Advanced & HX650 would be my pick.

Corsair 600T as well.
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post #3 of 30
Huge HAF-X fan here, and a firm believer in you get what you pay for. . . this holds true with the HAF-x. . . ton of well thought out features, sturdy build, great cable management, virtually tool-less installation, AND has great air flow/cooling ability.

I may be biased, but I chose it and don't regret it one bit. . . I smile at it every time I turn it on I may also be a bit crazy, but you decide!

Mine in all it's sinister red glowing glory:
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post #4 of 30
600t on sale...i guess haha.
    
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post #5 of 30
buying it because of the sale or the graphite? I would go 690ii.
    
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post #6 of 30
CM 690 II Adv + hx650.

How bout the NZXT Phantom? The case looks good, has tons of features, a free fan controller, lots of airflow, and it looks good too btw. Oh... Did I mention that it looked good? But just so you know, it looks pretty good
Edited by tryagainplss - 2/18/11 at 2:44am
    
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post #7 of 30
HAF-X!

It looks great with all green LED fans!!!

EDIT:

OR! If you can get your hands on it an AeroCool XPredator Black:


It's a bit cheaper then the HAF and has cable management that would rival a Corsair 800D.
Edited by amorph - 2/18/11 at 2:54am
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post #8 of 30
I'm ALSO a huge advocate of the 922-32-42/X series of cases. So much so, I have one of each:

922


932


942 / HAF X




The 922 is pretty darned roomie, but going that route is going to cramp on your choice of heat sinks. You might not get an archon in there- but I'm not sure of the exact measurements. Cable management was great... sharp looking case if that's the look you're going for. You can't lose with any of those cases.

I can't speak against the other cases... but I can give a huge thumbs up for any of the 922 / 32 / 42 series.
Edited by Eno75 - 2/18/11 at 2:58am
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post #9 of 30
CM 690 II advanced + corsair hx 650w PSU would be the choice.
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post #10 of 30
I wouldn't get any of those, I'd get a Lian Li.
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