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So im gettin a little tired of my cm 690 and lookin for a new case. Im looking to spend up to maybe $80(inc shipping) but theres also a compusa right down the road so i can get pick something up if its off tigerdirect. Only real requirement is a painted interior, i cant stand it whens its not. Windows are a plus and im lookin for something with really good cable management and room for wiring behind the motherboard tray

I was looking at quite a few but can't really decide anything.
CM storm scout
A60
A90
Raidmax Helios
Xigmatek Utgarde
AzzA Helios
NZXT Guardian
NZXT Lexa S
NZXT M59

Opinions? Suggestions?
Thanks
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post #2 of 17
The only two brands I would trust out of that lot are Cooler Master and Thermaltake. The Storm Scout is almost legendary at this point. Based on that alone, I would say you can't go wrong with that. I've never had the chance to inspect one, but I know my HAF 932 is a quality case. Also, speaking from personal experience, CM customer service is satisfactory. I also own the old original Armor case and it was a great case for its time. My one complaint would be the cable management, and it looks just as bad in those new Armor cases. Personally, I don't like the look of those either.

My advice is to go with the CM. Can't be going wrong with a 5-egg rating with over 1000 reviews.
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post #3 of 17
Out of those cases, I probably would go with the Storm Scout. It looks cool and its quite popular. Not to mention it is a good case overall.
    
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post #4 of 17
NZXT cases and customer support are top notch. If you're looking for something that isn't a dell with a window cut into the side, NZXT has some fantastic offerings.
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Think outside the box check out thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322008
If not, go CM
Edited by Ro-sham-bo - 4/17/11 at 8:32pm
    
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Originally Posted by Ro-sham-bo View Post
Think outside the box check out thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322008
If not, go CM
Jesus Christ. I think you'll run the risk of getting pulled over for overclocking that thing.
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Kingston 64GB SSD/ 1 TB WD Win7 Ultimate x64 HannsG 28" LCD - 1200p Logitech G15 
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ro-sham-bo View Post
Think outside the box check out thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322008
If not, go CM
a midtower that uses 80mm fans, you don't see that very often.
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Originally Posted by Ro-sham-bo View Post
Think outside the box check out thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322008
If not, go CM
haha thats a little too far outside the box for me!
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Phenom II x4 955 asus 790x evo BFG GTX 275 G. Skill Ripjaws 4Gb 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 750gb black Sunbeam CCTF 120mm Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 750gb black Sunbeam CCTF 120mm Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ro-sham-bo View Post
Think outside the box check out thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811322008
If not, go CM
My roomate is color blind and took offence to this
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by madswimmer View Post
So im gettin a little tired of my cm 690 and lookin for a new case. Im looking to spend up to maybe $80(inc shipping) but theres also a compusa right down the road so i can get pick something up if its off tigerdirect. Only real requirement is a painted interior, i cant stand it whens its not. Windows are a plus and im lookin for something with really good cable management and room for wiring behind the motherboard tray

I was looking at quite a few but can't really decide anything.
CM storm scout
A60
A90
Raidmax Helios
Xigmatek Utgarde
AzzA Helios
NZXT Guardian
NZXT Lexa S
NZXT M59

Opinions? Suggestions?
Thanks

RV03 in a couple of weeks is being realist.
it will be around $100+ and is meant to be better than the RV02 ( which is already the best air cooling case money can buy )
    
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