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I'm building a new rig and i dont know what case to choose, im between these amazing cases. Notice my new rig is black and red style.

Coolermaster HAF X

LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50R Nice but is Mid-tower and i need full tower (OOS)

ANTEC DF-85

XCLIO 777COLOR
IMO the best one, one of its cons is that it doesnt have a side panel window, but instead it has 8 fans, also a very nice look imo

If you have any recommendations apart from these, be sure its black and red, and it's full tower
    
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post #2 of 14
It would help to know what you will be putting in the case - 2 6870 cards, 19 hDDs, full WC loop with x2 360 rads, etc.

I dig the red and black theme you are going for. Be careful not to limit your search to what the vendor pics show - any case can be painted and and led can be changed!
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BIT Fenix Colossus-Venom http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/colossus-venom you can choose Red or green color at the push of a button. How cool is that biggrin.gif Its $169.99 and they even have a windowed version now and its cheaper to boot!

Just finished a build with this case and I love it. Tons of space for excellent cable management, fan controller everything well planned out and looks like a super quality build. Everything you would want in a case. I had looked at the HAF-X but it looks way cheap in comparison and I dont like the look of it as much.

Bit Fenix is a group of all star designers that jumped ship from CM. Will post some pics of mine when I get home so you can see. Even managed to stick the USB 3 mounts within the panel rather than mounting on the back and running the lines out of the water cool ports to connect.

Love this case, going to use the Shinobi for my sons build http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shinobi/
Edited by Gahzirra - 4/20/11 at 11:51am
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650d..
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Originally Posted by koven;13204348 
650d..

But that's a mid tower -> [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Aluminum-Enthusiast-Computer/dp/B004UE1W9K"]Amazon.com: Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1: Electronics[/ame]

Here are some other choices:

COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119187

SILVERSTONE RV02B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163173

AZZA Hurrican 2000R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517011

NZXT Phantom - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146066
or black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068
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I recommend Cooler Master ATCS 840 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Gahzirra;13204326 
BIT Fenix Colossus-Venom http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/colossus-venom you can choose Red or green color at the push of a button. How cool is that biggrin.gif Its $169.99 and they even have a windowed version now and its cheaper to boot!

Just finished a build with this case and I love it. Tons of space for excellent cable management, fan controller everything well planned out and looks like a super quality build. Everything you would want in a case. I had looked at the HAF-X but it looks way cheap in comparison and I dont like the look of it as much.

Bit Fenix is a group of all star designers that jumped ship from CM. Will post some pics of mine when I get home so you can see. Even managed to stick the USB 3 mounts within the panel rather than mounting on the back and running the lines out of the water cool ports to connect.

Love this case, going to use the Shinobi for my sons build http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shinobi/

Do the sides really look that Dead Space in person?
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loved the azza hurican and the nzxt phantom, probably i'll go with the nzxt phantom but i dont know very well the color, both look amazing. about silverstone and the atcs 840 they looked so "normal" so it would be a no
    
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CM Storm Enforcer . Not sure where i saw it but was less than 200 .
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13204599 
Do the sides really look that Dead Space in person?

As in the scifi game...YES. For the Black and Red theme you want, I think its the perfect case, not just aesthetically. You push a button to togglle between Red or green and another button toggles between a Pulsing light/Solid Light/ No Light. So its nice if you just dont feel like having the lights on too. The built in Fan controller can control up to 6 fans, super nice. Removable air filters where needed...only downside is it only come with the 2 big 230mm fans. This wasn't a bad deal for me as I usually like to upgrade my fans anyway. I put two San Ace 1011's in it and just turned the fan controller to the min setting and it stays perfectly cool and quiet. HAF-X is much noisier as well since its a much more open case but you will prob get 2-3 degrees better temp...but its not needed.

Awesome case, will post pics later
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