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My budget is currently around $150 - 200 usd for a good mid-tower case, any suggestions? I have my eyes on a 650d, but due to everyone hating on it i'm holding back on buying one. The Silverstone ft02 looks nice too but its price is too high for my tastes. If possible can anyone also recommend a place to buy these cases in Hong Kong, as the biggest computer center we have is filled with cheap **** that can't cool a gpu decently.
    
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I7 2600k candy bridge Asus Maximus Iv Extreme-Z Gtx 580 platinum with stock sli Corsair Vengance 8gb 
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Crucial M4 256gb Corsair H100 Antec True Power 750w Corsair 650d White 
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cooler master storm snipe.......hmmmmmm tasty.

Any particular needs? transportable, flash, good cooling?
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Intel I5-3570K Asus P8Z77-V EVGA GTX 680 2GB 8GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHZ 
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Western digital caviar black 1TB EK Supreme HF copper, pmp400 + XSPC clear top,... Windows 7 64bit dell 23" LCD 
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Intel I5-3570K Asus P8Z77-V EVGA GTX 680 2GB 8GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western digital caviar black 1TB EK Supreme HF copper, pmp400 + XSPC clear top,... Windows 7 64bit dell 23" LCD 
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Corsair K90 Corsair HX-850W Corsair 800D Logitech G500s 
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post #3 of 5
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I just want good cooling and great cable management to price ration =D
    
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I7 2600k candy bridge Asus Maximus Iv Extreme-Z Gtx 580 platinum with stock sli Corsair Vengance 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 256gb Corsair H100 Antec True Power 750w Corsair 650d White 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 2600k candy bridge Asus Maximus Iv Extreme-Z Gtx 580 platinum with stock sli Corsair Vengance 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 256gb Corsair H100 Antec True Power 750w Corsair 650d White 
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My only beef with the 650d is that it personally feels like you're not paying extra money for the quality or features of the case so much as you're paying a heavy premium for a case that has Corsair's name branded on it. Aesthetically speaking, it's an overall awesome looking case besides a few things which people generally nitpick.

But hey, if you like it, buy it. Don't let other people hold you back from what you wanna do with your money and the kind of computer you want to build. In the end, you're gonna be the one looking at this hunk of metal, so it might as well be pleasing to you.

Aside from that, I highly recommend the Fractal Arc Midi. It's suppose to come out in April so if you can wait that long, you should probably go for that.
Edited by jivenjune - 3/18/11 at 11:49pm
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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD Prolimatech Samuel 17 w/ Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 Fan Windows 7 Home Premium KB87 Bluetooth CNC Acrylic Mechanical Keyboard 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD Prolimatech Samuel 17 w/ Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 Fan Windows 7 Home Premium KB87 Bluetooth CNC Acrylic Mechanical Keyboard 
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post #5 of 5
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My gripe with the fractal design arc is that the cable management doesn't seem to be on par with that of corsairs, but for its asking price it seems amazing. Does it have 2 120mm fans in the front bezel?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 2600k candy bridge Asus Maximus Iv Extreme-Z Gtx 580 platinum with stock sli Corsair Vengance 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 256gb Corsair H100 Antec True Power 750w Corsair 650d White 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 2600k candy bridge Asus Maximus Iv Extreme-Z Gtx 580 platinum with stock sli Corsair Vengance 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 256gb Corsair H100 Antec True Power 750w Corsair 650d White 
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