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Poll Results: Which Case had the best combo of Airflow, Looks, and Cable Management?0

 
  • 0% (0)
    Rosewill ARMOR Gaming Case
  • 0% (0)
    Antec DF-35
  • 15% (4)
    AZZA Hurrican 2000
  • 3% (1)
    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
  • 19% (5)
    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II
  • 23% (6)
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932
  • 30% (8)
    NZXT Phantom
  • 7% (2)
    Other $100 case (post answer in thread)
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
okay as the title says i am in a pickle deciding on a case for myself but i have done a good amount or reseach and to narrow down 7 choices:

Rosewill ARMOR Gaming Case
Antec DF-35
AZZA Hurrican 2000
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
NZXT Phantom

so i would like your opinon on which case would you jump for if it was stricitly based on which case has the best combo of Cable managment, looks, and airflow. (i really dont want the hurrican or the phantom because they are a little to far past my $100 budget) or do you have a suggestion for a case that is better?

Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 18
The CM 690 and the HAF 932 both have excellnt cable management and cooling potential however the HAF wins on cooling.

Looks is more user preference but i buy a case based on performance and then try to make it look the best it can really
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post #3 of 18
Phantom or 690 II by far, HAF cases are ugly and have no dust filters.

Rosewill and Antec are REALLY low quality.

Storm Scout is meh, Sniper would be better.

If you have the money get a ATCS840 or Lian Li or Fractal Design or Silverstone.
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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks @somebodysb2

i think i will re-organize my budget for the sliver stone raven i love it +rep for you
Edited by BadAssClocker - 2/23/11 at 8:44pm
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Phantom or 690 II by far, HAF cases are ugly and have no dust filters.

Rosewill and Antec are REALLY low quality.

Storm Scout is meh, Sniper would be better.

If you have the money get a ATCS840 or Lian Li or Fractal Design or Silverstone.
This is a lie....every one of my fans came with a dust filter on my HAF......
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post #6 of 18
For ~$100, I like the looks and cooling of the Antec 902.
post #7 of 18
I liked both the haf and the phantom. Personally, I'd opt for the phantom on a 100 budget because the amount of fans and filters. I got the 922 and that thing used to be a dust magnet before I made some filters for it. Just check out 3dgameman's reviews for it.
post #8 of 18
Voted for the 690 II. Great looking case.
post #9 of 18
If you plan to mod get the haf.
If not, Phantom.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpyumul View Post
If you plan to mod get the haf.
If not, Phantom.
Solid Advice here!
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