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Picking out a case that not everyone has. With enough room from a 120mm heatsink. And a window. Budget 200 and under.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144089" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089</a><br />
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Looks nice but not sure how much room that has.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811146030" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146030</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Picking out <b>a case that not everyone has</b>. With enough room from a 120mm heatsink. And a window. Budget 200 and under.</div>

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</div><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133143" target="_blank"> Thermaltake SHARK</a>, not everyone (but me) has that case, it's the best, all aluminum and I used to have a Zalman CNPS7700 and now a Tuniq Tower 120. It's excellent, it has 1x 120mm fan for intake and 1x 120mm fan for exhaust, also the honey-comb side opening is great for air-flow whic is better than a (stinking) window, IMO, and it keeps your system running cool.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133143" target="_blank">Thermaltake SHARK</a>, not everyone (but me) has that case, it's the best, all aluminum and I used to have a Zalman CNPS7700 and now a Tuniq Tower 120. It's excellent, it has 1x 120mm fan for intake and 1x 120mm fan for exhaust, also the honey-comb side opening is great for air-flow whic is better than a (stinking) window, IMO, and it keeps your system running cool.</div>
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I like it a lot actually.<br><br>
Other's I've found.<br><br><a href="http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_product_results.phtml?product_id=238647" target="_blank">http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=238647</a><br><br>
Really nice case. It's a raidmax and I'm willing to bet that that front 120mm fan isn't coming out without a fight if it stops over time. A nice little vent over the top of the case. Looks like 12 little holes in the front to vent. And has a side vent. Is it good for the side fan to be an intake? And should I change it to a 120mm?<br><br><a href="http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_product_results.phtml?product_id=239965" target="_blank">http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=239965</a><br><br>
Looks decent but it's steel. And it's a mid tower. I'm not sure I should even be looking at mid towers.
 

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How Bout Antec 900?<br><br>
linky <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021</a>
 

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What about this one ? You can mod it for another exhaust.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156062" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062</a><br><img alt="" src="http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-156-062-18.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
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If i was to buy a new case i would definitely go with this one. It doesn't have a side window but i think it's the best case for air cooling in the market.<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811146029" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029</a><br><img alt="" src="http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-146-029-01.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-146-029-02.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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For a budget that big, Lian-Li. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112117" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112117</a><br><br>
You will love it.
 

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A few questions.<br><br>
Can all of these hold a 120mm tower heatsink?<br><br>
The lian Li case that was linked above. I believe my motherboard will be upside down. Since it has passive chipset cooling will that overheat it?<br><br>
How big is the difference between Alumiumn and Metal. I heard Aluminum is cooler but by how much? I also heard metal is quieter. It appears cool and quiet aren't friends when it comes to computer building.<br><br>
So far I liked everyone linked on this page. The one below just happens to be the most easiest to get since it will be a instore pick up. So I'd like a rating of that one.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156061" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156061</a><br><br>
Every case on this page so far all look nice and for difference reasons. I really don't know what to base my choice on.<br><br>
Although it has no window so far has the best looking inside. And looks great on the outside. NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case. Pic is a few pages above by 3xtrm3<br><br>
Antec 900 is an overall plain looking but seems to have some great cooling options.<br><br>
The lian-li has the best features. I'm just not sure if I'd ever use all of that hard drive space. And I wish I could get more pics of it.
 

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Microcenter told me I could buy the Sirius Aluminum ATX Case. And if it doesn't fit my needs I could take it back within 30 days for a full refund. That is the nice thing about shopping local. They also have 140mm fans...
 

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The Shark is a sweet case, or the Thermaltake Eureka, a cleaner, not-as-modded look to the Shark: <a href="http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=114&products_id=4302" target="_blank">http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4302</a>
 

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I would have to tell you to get the Thermaltake Armor w/ 25cm side window. It will fit anything that u would ever want to put in it and it has a 25cm side fan. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133021" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133021</a>
 

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On the armor, if you want lighter, go with the silver one. It is half the weight of the black version. (I just got that case myself....almost hurt my back taking it out of the box. Case got no handles!!!)
 

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Hey CrazyHeaven, did you buy the Raidmax Sirius case?<br />
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I'm thinking about buying that case too but can't find any reviews or tests. Any pros or cons you could share with me? <br />
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The pics I've seen of Sirius shows a beautiful case with most features I'd like in a case but the lack of user information is a bit disheartening. I'd really appreciate some input <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Picking out a case that not everyone has. With enough room from a 120mm heatsink. And a window. Budget 200 and under.<br />
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Looks nice but not sure how much room that has.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811146030" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146030</a></div>

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</div>for $200 or less, i wouldn't even consider either of those brands.<br />
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why not get a nice lian li? or cooler master? or antec? something nicer than the plasticites.
 
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