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Hey guys, figured I would post up here and seek advice on finding a computer case. My only requirements are:

- That it is big enough to house a setup with dual graphics cards, so likely a full tower.
- That the removable side panel is mostly solid, ie. No windowed cases. As I'm looking, to do some design work on the side.
- Budget is around 100-150.
- Aesthetics don't matter, as I will be painting it

Thanks, rep to those who help.

Wesker.
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post #2 of 12
Corsair obsidan D700 and D800.
Here is D700.
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post #3 of 12
I would suggest that you take a look at the Fractal Design R3 cases.
very clean cases.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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post #4 of 12
Make sure to check out Cooler Master, good sized cases, and in your budget for the most part. as for the side panel, you'll have to check that out for yourself.

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post #5 of 12
I suggest Fractal Design XL.

It has a lot of exterior surface to do painting and design, yet the interior does not sacrifice performance and features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product

post #6 of 12
^ I vouch for that one.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
Corsair obsidan D700 and D800.
Here is D700.
Did you even check his budget? And yeah, Fractal's cases are nice.
 
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post #8 of 12
Sorry i was just trying to make a suggestion.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
That's not a very clean side panel, and I'm not sure the case is good for a paint job.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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