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Well, I've spent the past couple of weeks doing research on cases, and finally I've found two cases that have all the *technical* features that I want.

Removable HDD bays for larger GPUs, dust filters, two front intake fans, side panel fans, bottom mounted PSU placement with a vent on the floor, mid tower, etc.


Fractal R3:

Fits up to 7 fans (3 exhaust, 4 intake)
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=53


Lancool PC-K59:

Fits up to 7 fans (3 exhaust, 4 intake)

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/product/...s_index=96&g=f

(Yes, I know the PC-K59 is ugly, but the R3's look kind of tires me because I've used a P182 for the past 4 years).



Which case do you think would provide better cooling if all the optional fan slots were filled up with the *same* quality fans?

I don't care about noise reduction, so this is just a cooling contest now.



And thank you to everyone here that has been helping me with my case questions over the past week or so.
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I think the Lian Li would provide better cooling if they both had the same amount of fans in and quality. There's something about that door + mesh + +filter that really kills the R3 for me, that and it's nearly 30lbs empty.

But looks wise, I'd rather go with the R3... that Lian Li case is SOOO damn ugly. And I'm the kinda guy who likes the Antec DF series, CM HAF series, and the new one from In Win.
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Haha. I agree that the R3 looks better (I probably wouldn't have a problem with the look if I was using a case that didn't look very similar to the R3).

I could always just rip off/cut the plastic grills on the the mini doors to increase airflow.

Ideally the Arc Midi would be out right now and I would just get that. NCIX (the store that people buy the R3s from) said that the shipment of Arc Midis has just been delayed and delayed.
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Ugly case contest....GO
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R3 ugly? Lolwut?
    
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R3 ugly? Lolwut?
Lol yea, that's funny because that guy who said that actually owns this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146067

I gotta admit though, I did find that lancool pc-k59 case kinda ugly but it looks decent compared to that guy's white nzxt case. I've been building computers for years and that has gotta be one of the ugliest cases I've ever seen in my life. Almost reminds me of those really cheap and cheesy alienware cases.

Different strokes for different folks though.
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Originally Posted by poetik View Post
Lol yea, that's funny because that guy who said that actually owns this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146067

I gotta admit though, I did find that lancool pc-k59 case kinda ugly but it looks decent compared to that guy's white nzxt case. I've been building computers for years and that has gotta be one of the ugliest cases I've ever seen in my life. Almost reminds me of those really cheap and cheesy alienware cases.

Different strokes for different folks though.
You're into boxes, I'm into curbs. It's all relative.
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You're into boxes, I'm into curbs. It's all relative.
I'm sure you meant something else besides "curbs" but hey who am I to judge? But if you really meant that then I guess boxes and curbs are pretty relative right? Eh? Probably not
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YOU ARE MISTAKEN

I am positively enamored by the apparatus used to keep cars from overstepping their parking boundaries!

ok time to go to sleep
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