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just go with the Antec 300 Illusion, you get 4 really good fans, and the option for an additional side fan. plus you can mod the crap out of it
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post #12 of 24
690 II Adv is one of the best out there, but an Antec 300 will do just fine.
 
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post #13 of 24
Silvestone FT-02 or the Raven 2
I love my Fortress, yes it's costly, but it's got to be the best case I've ever owned!!
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post #14 of 24
I'd stay away from those Antecs, especially the 300. Its top vent is at the back, which pretty much locks you into top exhaust. Overrated tin boxes, IMO. I gave my Antec away. It was worthless.
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post #15 of 24
There is a good reason that everyone suggests CM690IIAD... The HAF case's are ok IMO. I used to have an antec 902...dumped it for CM690IIAD becouse I have more options on where and how to set up the airflow in the case. Antec case's are nice, and stock antec fans are pretty darn good flowing! but the best bang for buck case out there right now IS the CM690IIAD. dirt cheap loads of hassle free options so you dont have to mod the crap out of it if you dont want to...very mod friendly if you do want to change it. So its a little over used??? dosnt bother me one bit! my 2 cents.

Also the CM690IIAD has much better airflow potential air flow when changing to non stock fans than the HAF's do...but HAF's have some pretty good flow and make less noise
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post #16 of 24
I got fed up with all the cable mess in the antec 300 and I wanted to water cool, so I went for the CM690 advanced II basic.

Its so much easier to hide cables and there are 2 places where you can fit a 240 radiator, you can fit a XSPC RX 240 at the bottom of the case.
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I have to have this done in 2 days so I need to go someplace local.

Luckily I have a CompUSA and BestBuy within 15 minutes of me.
Their sales people have no idea what they are doing. lol

I wrote it all down and checked out what was available.

Ended up with the CM690ii for $99.

Thank you all
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How do you like the case?
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post #19 of 24
Yeah if you plan on water cooling dont go with the Antec 300, but if your just going for air, its perfect, if you look at my profile you'll see my pictures of my system. I have no problem with cable management or airflow in my 300. To me the case is made to be modded. If your not going to mod then maybe its not for you, but if your into seeing what you can do as a builder, than its a great case. I have an acrylic top with 2 fans in it, acrylic side panel, bulgin and military switches for power and cold cathodes, custom paint and a bunch of other stuff. Its the perfect case to mod in my opinion. Plus the case is only 55 bucks on newegg.
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Originally Posted by tada.gan.iarracht1989 View Post
Yeah if you plan on water cooling dont go with the Antec 300, but if your just going for air, its perfect, if you look at my profile you'll see my pictures of my system. I have no problem with cable management or airflow in my 300. To me the case is made to be modded. If your not going to mod then maybe its not for you, but if your into seeing what you can do as a builder, than its a great case. I have an acrylic top with 2 fans in it, acrylic side panel, bulgin and military switches for power and cold cathodes, custom paint and a bunch of other stuff. Its the perfect case to mod in my opinion. Plus the case is only 55 bucks on newegg.
I must disagree. That stupid case has only one top fan position - in the back. No forward fan position to make a top intake to feed your cpu cool air. Total waste of money IMO, as are most Antec cases.
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