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All in title, just wondering what do you guys think is the ebst case I can get with a budget of 180 bucks. However, there's one exception: DO NOT RECCOMMEND ANY COOLERMASTER HAF CASES. I personally find them terribly ugly, and the performance may be good, but I can't stand looking at such a horendous case. (It's simply my opinion.)
 

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Hmm...I like the look of the Silverstone better, but how does the 650D compare in terms or performance/temperatures?
 

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I think the RV02-EW has better air cooling than the 650D, but what I didn't like about it was that it looks far too long for me. Have you checked out the RV03? It looks similar to the RV02-EW with a few differences. It is also quite a bit cheaper I think. The RV03 is also shorter in length, and has the unique HDD mounting, and the large amount of space for cable management.

Comes in two color schemes:

Silver stripes:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163185

Gold Stripes:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163180
 

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I have the FT02 but I imagine the cooling is pretty much the same thing with the RV02. So with that said, I think the RV02 is the best choice for your price range because you get some epic air cooling that the Corsair cases can't come close to. I think the only downside with the case is the lack of space behind the motherboard to route all your cables through. Don't get me wrong, there's room in the back but it can be a tight squeeze so try to be neat when routing the cables. On a side note, it's definitely unique because the whole 90-degree motherboard mount. I'd go with the RV02
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I've heard that the RV02-EW outperforms the RV03, and what exactly does the 90 degree tilt mean? The mobo is placed in the case differently?
 

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No, will not be water cooling. And i'll have one 7970, possibly another in the future. No more than two... I would love to watercool, but it seems to complicated and too expensive. :S
 

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I have the FT02 but I imagine the cooling is pretty much the same thing with the RV02. So with that said, I think the RV02 is the best choice for your price range because you get some epic air cooling that the Corsair cases can't come close to. I think the only downside with the case is the lack of space behind the motherboard to route all your cables through. Don't get me wrong, there's room in the back but it can be a tight squeeze so try to be neat when routing the cables. On a side note, it's definitely unique because the whole 90-degree motherboard mount. I'd go with the RV02
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Totally agree with you there.

As a FT02 owner myself I have to say I love almost everything about the case. There are a few details I don't like but they're insignificant details. The 90 degree rotation is certainly a plus. I don't ever want to go back to the usual layout which is a shame because I want a TJ07 (for water cooling) for my next build. Since the RV02 is extremely similar to the FT02 I would say go for it. You certainly won't regret it, especially if you seem to have the same tastes as me when it comes to cases (don't like the look of the HAF, like the look of Silverstones in general.)
 

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The EW is white.
Ah, thanks.

EDIT: Wait just a second...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163173
The EW has a side window. Sorry I forgot..
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I would get this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112337&Tpk=k9wx

Or wait for this
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=19&id=67

As personally, I think the Raven is ugly. But that's just me.
No Bruce...just no.
 
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