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Hello there,
My current build is in a Coolermaster ATCS 840. I'm looking to move it into a mid tower case and needed advice on the case. Things that are of importancr
- Aesthetically elegant and pleasing to the eye (not a monster looking one)
- Good airflow.
- Low noise
- A little room for expansion for adding an extra hard drive
- Good cable management

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Phanteks has been getting rather good reviews lately. Check this out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854003

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Phanteks and Fractal fit your bill. Can't really recommend anything else where cable management is a concern (would otherwise suggest SilverStone as well).

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I wouldn't include the S340 personally - can't get enough air through those vents!

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Many thanks for the advices. Really liked the Phanteks Eclipse P400. I wasn't sure from the pics where the DVD or a Blu-Ray drive go. Any thoughts there? The Phanteks Enthoo seems to have place for only 1 DVD drive. I have a DVD drive and a Blu-Ray drive. So that case probably won't work.

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There is a strong trend away from optical drives and drive bays lately in favor of a more direct airflow path. So nope; no 5" bays on the Eclipse.

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The smallest Phanteks case that will support multiple drives is the Enthoo Pro. It supports 3 optical drives, & is a really nice case, but may be larger than you want. The Enthoo Luxe is the same chassis with built in lighting & nicer panels, but is a bit more expensive.
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Many thanks for the advices. Really liked the Phanteks Eclipse P400. I wasn't sure from the pics where the DVD or a Blu-Ray drive go. Any thoughts there? The Phanteks Enthoo seems to have place for only 1 DVD drive. I have a DVD drive and a Blu-Ray drive. So that case probably won't work.

The enthoo pro has 3 5.25 bays, the enthoo pro m only has 1. make sure you're looking at the appropriate case.
I just bought the enthoo pro after looking into these types of cases for over 2 hours the other night. hope this helps.

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