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Could someone recommend to me a case that fits everything in my sig rig with some space to spare. My other requirements are: lowest air temps possible(with all optional fans installed, but 35db +/- 10 max 50db max), has at least some air filters, a good cable management system(im a newb), and is sturdy(no all mesh case, or lots of plastic). I also have a budget of $220. Tell me if you need more info.
Edited by nawon72 - 3/21/11 at 3:04am
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haf x, antec 1200, silverstone raven, thermaltake element.

The haf x is probably the best if you consider the fact that it comes with all the fans you need. It will provide you the best airflow and temps besides the raven. The raven takes advantage of the heat rising (motherboard is rotated 90 degres) and has the bottom occupied by 3 140mm fans (might be 120).
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/20/11 at 7:13pm
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If you want a full tower, then go for the haf x. If you want a mid tower, go for the 690 II.
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haf x, antec 1200, silverstone raven, thermaltake element.

The haf x is probably the best if you consider the fact that it comes with all the fans you need. It will provide you the best airflow and temps besides the raven. The raven takes advantage of the heat rising (motherboard is rotated 90 degres) and has the bottom occupied by 3 140mm fans (might be 120).
Which Thermaltake Element are you referring to? Im not so sure about the Silverstone Raven, but the HAF X was always a case i was thinking of getting.

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If you want a mid tower, go for the 690 II.
I dont care too much about the size/shape, so long as its not so big or different that it wont fit in my room anywhere. The 690 II seems like it might be a little bit small, but i could be wrong.

Just so everyone knows, i don't care about how my case looks. All i really care about are the lowest temps possible for a $220 or less case. So which case will have the lowest temps with all the possible fans installed on max speed? Ill be putting using the parts in my sig rig.
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Which Thermaltake Element are you referring to? Im not so sure about the Silverstone Raven, but the HAF X was always a case i was thinking of getting.


I dont care too much about the size/shape, so long as its not so big or different that it wont fit in my room anywhere. The 690 II seems like it might be a little bit small, but i could be wrong.

Just so everyone knows, i don't care about how my case looks. All i really care about are the lowest temps possible for a $220 or less case. So which case will have the lowest temps with all the possible fans installed on max speed? Ill be putting using the parts in my sig rig.
The haf x probably has the best airflow and temps out of any case that I know of. Either that or the silverstone cases that have the motherboard tray rotated, like the ft02 or raven.
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raven paired with a D14 is a lot of airflow and very good temps
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FT02 is my recommendation It's internals are like the raven, but the outside is more.... subtle and professional looking with far less cheesy plastic all over it
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So at this point it seems like its between the FT02, HAF X, and Raven. Which Raven are you guys referring too? I was thinking its the Raven 2-E. And are you all sure that there isn't any other case that will have lower temps(with all fans and perfectly configured)? If you know of any links that compare case's temps or shows the best cases that would be great.

And do you guys know that the Raven 3 is coming out soon? Thats part of the reason im unsure of which case to get since the Raven 3 looks pretty awesome.

And does anybody know how much of a difference in temps there will be with no fan filters?
Edited by nawon72 - 3/21/11 at 3:07am
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So at this point it seems like its between the FT02, HAF X, and Raven. Which Raven are you guys referring too? I was thinking its the Raven 2-E. And are you all sure that there isn't any other case that will have lower temps(with all fans and perfectly configured)? If you know of any links that compare case's temps or shows the best cases that would be great.

And do you guys know that the Raven 3 is coming out soon? Thats part of the reason im unsure of which case to get since the Raven 3 looks pretty awesome.

And does anybody know how much of a difference in temps there will be with no fan filters?
RV01 and RV02 should do the trick. RV02 is the better one though with a little more improvement in airflow.
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Ft02!
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