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Full tower or not?

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Hey guys
I'm contemplating 6 cases, and I don't know which. They are listed with prices below. First thing I want to know is, should i get a full tower or not? I also want good cooling, airflow, good cable management, VALUE FOR MONEY and looks. I know that the HAF X is many people's main choice, but it's a bit out of my price range to be honest.

$167 - Thermalkate Element G
$194 - NZXT Phantom (Nearly Full Tower)
$125 - Coolermaster HAF RC-922
$239 - HAF X (Full Tower)
$165 - HAV 932 (Full Tower)
$195 - Antec DF-85 (Full Tower)
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EDIT: Just realized you were in Australia so my previous recommendation wouldn't be of any help for you. The HAF 932 would be my vote. A full tower gives you best cable management, the best airflow, and will give you plenty of room for expansion in the future.
Edited by razorguy - 3/18/11 at 10:24am
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G.Skill Sniper DDR3 Crucial C300 SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue Enzotech/HW Labs Custom Water Loop 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 HP LED 23" 1080P Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850 
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Haha I take back my previous comment too then The HAF 932 is definitely the cheapest case, and just as good performance as the others, although does not have the greatest looks. Good recommendation
Edited by bjthecool - 3/18/11 at 10:30am
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Just edited my post after I noticed you were in Australia

I checked but I don't see any refurbs available for you unfortunately. The X would definitely be my first choice, but if you don't want to spend that much the 932 is a great case so either way you wouldn't be disappointed.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 965 C3 Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 Radeon HD 5870 Radeon HD 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Sniper DDR3 Crucial C300 SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue Enzotech/HW Labs Custom Water Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 HP LED 23" 1080P Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus Speed Creative X-Fi Fatality Series/Sennheiser HD555 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 965 C3 Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 Radeon HD 5870 Radeon HD 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Sniper DDR3 Crucial C300 SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue Enzotech/HW Labs Custom Water Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 HP LED 23" 1080P Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus Speed Creative X-Fi Fatality Series/Sennheiser HD555 
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