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Old February 15, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Planning on getting a new computer case with more airflow, low price, which should I choose? Both have great looks and most fans included but the price difference $120 for the Tempest and $85 for the Lexa S. Is the Tempest worth getting or are there other sub $100 mid-tower cases that are better? I will not be using water cooling, just 1 or 2 hard drives, and I really want a side window.

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I would personally go for a Lancool PC-K62 or Coolermaster 690-II Advanced instead. I'm not a fan of the design or quality of NZXT cases.
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I would personally go for a Lancool PC-K62 or Coolermaster 690-II Advanced instead. I'm not a fan of the design or quality of NZXT cases.
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Whats the difference between the CM 690 II Basic and Advanced?
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The Advanced has larger fans, a SATA drive dock on the top of the case, more tool-less retention brackets for 5.25" devices, and a few other things.
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Planning on getting a new computer case with more airflow, low price, which should I choose? Both have great looks and most fans included but the price difference $120 for the Tempest and $85 for the Lexa S. Is the Tempest worth getting or are there other sub $100 mid-tower cases that are better? I will not be using water cooling, just 1 or 2 hard drives, and I really want a side window.

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From using both CM and NZXT Cases I appriciate the features that both give.

For Total Cooling Solution I can't Fault NZXT Tempest EVO at all. It really gives everything One could ask for in a Case Cooling Setup. Save for the CM Advanced II . For something Cheaper the Lexa S does offer good Value, but then again I am one to change out the Fans I get regardless of who supplies me the case, as I find Stock Cooling Solutions not up to my requirements.

The Choice is ultimately yours, but both Manufacturers offer good Solutions depending on what you are willing to Spend.

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