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post #11 of 28
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Love the Corsair but the airflow is suppose to be weak. You air or water, H50/70 maybe?
Pretty much all air man. I use a H50 but I feel thats more air then water lol. And I do like good air flow so that IS important. The 650D air flow doesnt look to be to bad IMO, but could be wrong.

What do you guys think?
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post #12 of 28
Fractal Design R3~
I'm using it!! love it
So quite...I have a gtx 570 in there and i can't hear anything

unboxing picture:
http://snowmuch.blogbus.com/index_3.html
Edited by snowful - 3/29/11 at 7:19pm
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post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by CrazyNikel View Post
Pretty much all air man. I use a H50 but I feel thats more air then water lol. And I do like good air flow so that IS important. The 650D air flow doesnt look to be to bad IMO, but could be wrong.

What do you guys think?
Have you seen the FT02b-w by chance? mine should be here friday!
    
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by CrazyNikel View Post
Pretty much all air man. I use a H50 but I feel thats more air then water lol. And I do like good air flow so that IS important. The 650D air flow doesnt look to be to bad IMO, but could be wrong.

What do you guys think?
CorsairGeorge was hyping the 650D's airflow the other day. He said that we would be "pleasantly surprised" or something to that effect. He implied that it would be better than the 800D/700D or the 600T. I'd wait for reviews of the 650D if I were your shoes.
    
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post #15 of 28
I think there is a difference between plastic and CHEAP plastic. I love my CM 690, but it's cheap plastic. It's a great case, but I think you are looking a step up from that.
That's why I would favor the Corsair 600T and 650D. They seem to be identical as far as interior functionality, size, and airflow, but you can add another 120mm fan to the front of the 600T with zip-ties.
My vote goes to the 600T. I like the styling of it over the 650D. I am a fan of smooth designs without rough edges. Not a fan of shoe box styling.
The only thing that bothers me about both of the Corsair cases is that you are stuck using their 200mm front fan. You can't mount any 120/140mm fans, and replacement options are very limited.
BTW The Fractal Design R3 is just meh, and I hate front doors. Unless you need absolute quiet, that is.....
Have you checked out Lian Li cases? You might like the LIAN LI PC-B25F.

Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/29/11 at 11:07pm
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post #16 of 28
Why would I recomment the Phantom?

Good airflow.
Can me modded for water relatively easily.
Excellent cable management.
Looks like a stormtrooper.
Sometimes newegg has it on sale for $99.
post #17 of 28
The airflow on the 650 is good?. sweet. I like that case above the other choices because it looks like it should, a computer component. Solid, functional, clean. ( and it doesn't have colored lights... )
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post #18 of 28
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Alright thanks for all the help fellas, I guess it really comes down to me choosing if I want more or less-to no plastic haha.


reps given guys
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post #19 of 28
Have you considered any of these? I didn't check if these will fit all your stuff but they should.
Lian-Li PC-7FNB-specs
Buy
or
Lian Li Chassis - PC-8FIB-specs
Buy
or
LIAN LI PC-V1020B-specs
Buy
or
Silverstone SST-FT01B-specs
Buy

Btw I have the Cm 690 II advanced case, its a really good case, but the materials are not the best quality. I would go for it if you want to spend less than $100. If you want to get better quality and spend more then one of the above would be good and the 650d would be good as well.
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post #20 of 28
@ Op - if you can wait a little bit longer, then perhaps you could consider the Fractal Design Arc:

http://fractal-design.com/?view=prod...gory=2&prod=57

Arguably better air flow than your 3 choices and better aesthetics too.
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