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Need a new case with loads of space, good airflow, cable management, $100 budget

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I like having large cases for some reason . The bigger the case, the bigger my smile when I walk to school in the morning.

But lets get serious here. I have a $100 budget for a case that has good airflow and a decent amount of space to install a HD 6870 (or similar sized) GPU. My current case is a NZXT Apollo and I hate it. It is a very heavy case with horrible airflow, and almost no space for a GPU. I want something slightly bigger that has great airflow, and preferably cable management for under $100.

Hard drive and Optical drive space isn't that important since I only have 1 HD and 1 DVD Drive (Might get a SSD in the future to put my boot stuff onto, but I'm sure almost every case has 2 slots for HD's).

I also want the case to be decent looking. A clear side panel would be nice (but it's okay if it doesn't have it).

People have recommended the Antec 900 in the past, but I have also heard that it is a little outdated now. What do you guys recommend?
post #2 of 8
depends on your price...

i like the Silverstone TJ11...but sadly its $600 or something

maybe a CM HAF X, Lian Li Dragon cases...
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I recommend one of the Cooler Master CM 690 IIs because it has everything you're looking for, including the price of less than $100.

However, it doesn't come with a window, but a window can be purchased:

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=2982
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by nova_prime View Post
depends on your price...

i like the Silverstone TJ11...but sadly its $600 or something

maybe a CM HAF X, Lian Li Dragon cases...
dude it says his budget in his thread title XD
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post #5 of 8
NZXT Tempest EVO
Just Add Some Good PSU
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690 ii is nice

i think sometimes there might deals on the NZXT Phantom which brings it close to $100 also
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Coolermaster 690 II advanced, not a full tower but enough room for whatever you want to throw in it. Otherwise, one of the assorted lian li lancool cases, their very nice for the money.
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I recommend:
a) Mid Tower CM 690 II Advanced ($90)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-216-_-Product

b) Full Tower Azza Solano 1000 ($102 after mail-in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811517004
This one has it all: side window, good air flow, large interior, cable management, fairly good looks
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