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Hey guys, I got a new CPU Cooler last week, an Ultra ChillTec Silver. Its been cooling my CPU like crazy and I am very satisfied with it . However, I want to buy a new case, preferably something under 75-80 US Dollars. Let me show you what it looks like with my case currently



And This is when my case is open



As you can see, I had to move my 80mm Fan to the bottom just so the ChillTec Silver can fit in my case when its closed, But I kept the 80mm Fan on anyway because I love to see the Eyecandy since my case window is clear . But anyway yea, I was thinking of either a Antec 300 Illusion, Cooler Master Scout Storm, Antec 600, InWin Dragon Slayer, Thermaltake Armor A60, Zalman Z9 Plus, Cooler Master HAF 912, NZXT Guardian Red, Rosewill Challenger and Rosewill Gear X3. If you have other cases in mind, let me know your opinion, but somewhere around 75-80 dollars is all I can spend
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post #2 of 29
You've already picked out the best $80 cases around, but you will get tired of the antec 300 as it is so boring and feature-less. The haf 912 is the best for the money.
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You've already picked out the best $80 cases around, but you will get tired of the antec 300 as it is so boring and feature-less. The haf 912 is the best for the money.
Im worried if my Ultra Chill Tec Silver can fit in the HAF 912. Other than that, I would get the HAF 912, why not ?
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post #4 of 29
Have you considered cm 690 II? Its a great case. I've only found one thing that could be improved and that is the space behinhd the mobo tray, a few extra mm would be nice.
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post #5 of 29
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Have you considered cm 690 II? Its a great case. I've only found one thing that could be improved and that is the space behinhd the mobo tray, a few extra mm would be nice.
whats the difference between cm 690 and cm692 ?
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post #6 of 29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product this in the cm 690 II (cm692), the cm 690 is the previous version of this case, and it not as good as the current one.
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post #7 of 29
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product this in the cm 690 II (cm692), the cm 690 is the previous version of this case, and it not as good as the current one.
I know that, but I wanna know how the first gen is worse than the second gen. I compared the both numerous times and I haven't really seen a difference between them.
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post #8 of 29
+1 for cooler master 690 II. I bought my CM 690 II Advanced on a whim to replace my cm stacker 830 and I absolutely LOVE it.

Also to answer your question. CM 690 II has better cable management options, and you can remove the bottom four hard drive trays for fans and/or watercooling.
Edited by Aestylis - 4/8/11 at 3:17pm
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Look at the Lian Li Lancool cases : search for the other ones as well. Also yes - make sure you check NZXTs cases also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-238-_-Product
    
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Look at the Lian Li Lancool cases : search for the other ones as well. Also yes - make sure you check NZXTs cases also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-238-_-Product
Lian Li i have heard very good stuff about them, but just I'm not too sure. Also, the only case avaliable for my option thats a NZXT case is a NZXT Guardian Red. I don't wanna get a case just because it looks good, then it will turn out poopy. My current case looks like s***, but it really does a great job in my perspective. Just that I need the more room in my case so my CPU Cooler can have more freedom.
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