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I'm upgrading from my 5/6 year old Antec 900. I have scouted these out and were wondering what your guy's opinions were.

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
Corsair Graphite White 600T
NZXT Phantom White/Black

My main focus is airflow and cable management. Quietness is also a priority. I am no longer pleased by LEDs or Side Windows but am not opposed to them.
Price is not that much of a big deal since I will most likely be using the case for another 5 years. But ~$150 is the max I want to spend.

It needs to support these future upgrades:
2x 6850/560 whatever
1x HDD
1x SDD
2x ODD
1x Corsair H60 in Push/Pull

Thanks guys! I love my 900 except for it's bloody cable management and lack of dust filters.. UGH!
Edited by ejams - 4/12/11 at 9:16pm
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I'm sure most people on OCN would agree with me when I say this - get the CM 690. It's a great case.
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Originally Posted by The_Seabigbear View Post
I also love this pc case very much,
cooler master storm sniper
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post #5 of 18
The 690 II will have the best airflow with decent cable management. The 600T will have the best cable management but it wont ever be able to match a 690 in terms of airflow. I would go with the 690II personally and get a couple Gentle Typhoons to throw in there.
Edited by nagle3092 - 4/12/11 at 12:51am
 
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
I also love this pc case very much,
cooler master storm sniper
The sniper is the HAF922 just to let ya know
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post #9 of 18
Out of the choices, I would opt for the CM 690 II just for it's airflow. The 600T certainly looks great, though the case temp is about 4-5C hotter than the 690 II. Both can get you started on a real watercooling setup or even a modded H60 (wink wink).

I personally use an Antec 902 and it has it's pros and cons. I wouldn't use it again if I had to make a new build, though it is very beginner-friendly. There are almost no options for watercooling unless you want to do exterior radiators or remove one of both HDD cages. Airflow is very decent on the Antec case, although in return, it is very loud (as you probably know with your 900).
    
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by HAFenvy View Post
Sorry for posting parts from a *different* case but I just spotted something... interesting... I was looking at accessories from Cooler Master's page and noticed... the optional accessory window side panel for the new Storm Sniper case appears to be the exact same dimensions as the HAF 922 (535mm x 448mm). Looking at the product photos for the new Sniper, it looks like it shares the exact same guts as the 922 at first glance. I have a sneaking suspicion that the new Storm Sniper window side panel would fit on the HAF 922.

Have a look...
The Storm Sniper:

The HAF 922


The optional side panel for the Sniper:


I'm doing a custom window but hmmmmmmm - I wonder if it would fit

Unfortunately it is not listed on the CMStore yet - just in the accessories product page.
This is what I was looking for
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