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What Case for CH IV Formula?

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Hey guys.
I'm looking to buy a new rig, with a Phenom II X6 1100T and a Asus Crosshair IV Formula. What case would you guys recommend? I dont know what amount of money will buy you a good case. By the way, I'm looking to overclock with a NH-D14 fan, so has to be big enough to support that. Budget: up to $200 probably. I currently have an antec 900 I think, around $130 that was.
Here are the two sites I can buy from (local): http://ple.com.au/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryId=227 & http://www.foxcomp.com.au/ProductList.asp?CID=110
Thanks for your help
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You're main problem here is the NH-D14 which is a really big heatsink. You want to make sure that your RAM doesn't have huge heatsinks on them. Case wise, the Antec DF-85 ($195 on PLE) should work. If you don't like that one, look for a case with a width greater than 16cm.
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AMD Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.71ghz Asus Crosshair III Formula EVGA GTX 570 HD CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2x2gb) and (1x4gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb Sony Optiarc Black 
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Windows 7 Home Premium Asus VW246H Corsair TX750W Cooler Master HAF X 
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How much difference is the DF-35 to the 85? I was also considering the Thermaltake Element V/G or the Coolermaster HAF RC-922 case. Which are the best, and which are the worst(cost factor included)?
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AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Radeon HD 5770 Corsair 4gb DDR2-SDRAM 
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AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Radeon HD 5770 Corsair 4gb DDR2-SDRAM 
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