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I need a very high quality mid tower with certain features.

-highly durable
-exceptional air flow
-NO SIDE PANEL WINDOW (I hate them), mesh is fine.
-removable HDD/SSD bays (not just the trays). I need this to fit big video cards, so something that will do that.
-good cable management options

Also, the more moddable the better.

I have the H50 cooling system so I need room for an out-take on the top. I also need it to fit a larger enermax 950W PSU.

I do not mind spending a lot of money on it. Here are the ones I've been looking at so far.

Corsair 600T (so far this one looks the best)
CoolerMaster HAF 922
CM690 II Advance (I have an old 690 so I'd rather try something new)
Lian Li Armorsuit PC-50
SILVERSTONE FT01-B

Any other recommendations to add to the list? Again, I really don't mind spending the money on it.

Also, what is the advantage of an aluminum case?

Thanks for your input as always
 

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That's VERY debatable...

There are several people here who will go for the CoolerMaster HAF series and the 690 II. Personally, the NZXT M59 was always my favorite.
 

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Lian Li V1200 is still my most favorite midtower of all time.
Dont let the lack of fans fool you, the tastefully done holes are capable of exchanging air.

FT-02 might also suit what you want.
 

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Whoa... that Corsair case is sexy... o.o That's a NICE case just in general. Begs for water-cooling though.
 

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The CM590 is very underrated. Very good case for modding IMO.
 

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Perfectly OK. Its elevated and filtered. and so far the only mid tower that i know of that can do a 360mm rad stock.

Both cases that i mentioned came with window and non window options.
If you can wait they also plan on relaunching the v-1200 as a v 1020. beautiful case.
 

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The CoolerMaster cases like the scout/sniper all have windows as well, so I'm not too into that. I want a real man's mid tower haha. Yeah the Lian Li one looks good too.

So now its between the Corsair 600T, the Lian Li V1200, and the FT02.
 

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Woah, the FT02 has some crazy design. Is that safe?

Bwahahahaha! Is it safe!?

Yeah it's safe.

Here is my top 5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^11-163-162-TS

Any of these should do just fine. Since you have the budget, do yourself a favor and go with Lian Li or Silverstone.
 

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my vote goes to the corsair 600T or the cm690 II advanced.. beautiful but the 600T is slightly less flashy than the 690 II advanced (then again you could just go without LED fans
 

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600T looks the nicest out of those.

You could also check out the NZXT Phantom, I have one, and it is a pretty neat case.
 

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The Antec Three Hundred, absolutely a marvel. Though I have to double check about the removable HDD bays...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

You must hate the OP for recommending such a worthless, cheap POS like the Antec 300. Wire management is terrible, front panel connectors are far too short, constructed lazily.

OP, here's what I'd recommend:

Silverstone FT02. Yes, the design is very safe and it pushes quite a bit of air. It's also a great and beautiful case.

These Lian Li cases have no side panel window, are all mid towers, great airflow, room for larger cards, etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112276

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112251

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112304

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112269
 

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The Antec Three Hundred, absolutely a marvel. Though I have to double check about the removable HDD bays...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

I strongly recomend against that case. I just got a Lancool K62 for $10 more (on sale) and I would have paid $50 or more for the difference between them. The 300 is way over priced for what you get.

I'm posting pics in a couple minutes of the difference.
 

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NZXT Panzerbox. The End!
 
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I vote ft01 without the side window. Positive air flow, dampening foam, removable hdd trays, etc.


it's a review of the windowed version, but there is a non window version available.
 
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