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Hi, I'm looking for a case and there are a few things that are pretty much musts for me.


+ Removable, washable dust filters (not foam dust filters, and not 'dust filters' like the ones on the HAF series that aren't easily removable, and, or have huge holes). Dust filter for the side panel fan.

+ Bottom PSU placement with a hole on the floor of the case that allows the PSU to take in air from the outside of the case.


+ Can fit a Radeon 5970 (it's perfectly fine to me if it can only fit it if you remove the HDD bay, as long as I can still fit 2 hard drives in the case).


+ Side panel fan option.


+ Maximum fan size 200mm. (edited to add this after Yumyums reply)


+ Mid tower. (edited to add this after Yumyums reply)



I have tons of 120mm/200mm fans that I can use, so it doesn't matter to me if the case comes with few fans. I'd prefer if the case had room for a lot of optional fans (but that isn't that important if is a proven air cooler).


I will not be water cooling. Price range up to 160 after tax. To me the RV03 seems perfect, but I don't know when it will have a mass release.
Edited by fanaddict - 4/1/11 at 8:48pm
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post #2 of 21
Rosewill thor fits your description well,

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147094
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Originally Posted by Yumyums;12967076 
Rosewill thor fits your description well,

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147094
Watching the review reminded me to add two more requirements. It has to be a mid tower and can't have fans that are larger than 200mm.
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post #4 of 21
I know you said 'side fan' but what about the lancool PC-K62
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obviously your after the fractal designs, R3 smile.gif

EDIT: although im not 100% sure on the 5970 in it will need someone who has one to tell you or something. But it fits everything else your after i think.

EDIT: supports gpus up to 290mm long

EDIT again: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352002

Looks perfect for you.
Edited by Selvanthos - 4/1/11 at 9:00pm
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post #6 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CRAZYCAP;12967207 
I know you said 'side fan' but what about the lancool PC-K62
Not enough fans without modding. I see that I could zip tie one right above the front 120mm intake fan, but the dust filters on the added fan would be awkward to clean.

The cheapest price for it would also be 150ish dollars after tax and shipping, which from what I've seen means that it enters another territory of computer cases that might have better features/quality.
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I know you said mid-size but....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 - No side fan, otherwise it's perfect.

If you have patience, you can wait a couple of month for this. It is all kinds of sweetness AND has the side fan, just not sure if that will be filtered - Fractal Design Arc Midi. I saw an MSRP of $125 on it here, and they are expected to arrive in late May.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 4/1/11 at 9:14pm
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uumm antec 902 ??? minus the hole for the PSU
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren;12967474 
uumm antec 902 ??? minus the hole for the PSU
I absolutely love the 902, except for the hole on the bottom. Maybe I could just get a professional to drill a hole on the bottom with a hole saw?

The fractal r3 and arc mini also look great. At least now I have options.
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