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Old December 27, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Yeah, the Fractal R3 look sweet, but only ncix have it and it would cost me 22$ for shipping and for that I can have a Haf X for 120$.
I'm planing to buy my new case at memoryexpress before the 31 to have freeshipping.
Let's say that 100$ is the top I want to go.
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Old December 27, 2010, 08:16 PM
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All i can say is stay away from the CM690, its an alright case but i have the first generation and well the air flow kinda sucks if you're running a lot of equipment in it.
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Old December 27, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Ok so here is my list :
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower, Black at Memory Express Computers
Silverstone PS05B ATX Case at Memory Express Computers
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower at Memory Express Computers

These are the best case available at mem express that fit your price range. 600T FTW :) Look at the review we have here and you will want this case so bad:P
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Old December 27, 2010, 09:11 PM
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The silverstone don't really interest me, I don't know why, but I'm not attract by it.

The 600T look bloody nice, so as the 690 II

What I need to know, The 600T is quiet, if(1x200mm == 2x120mm).
I have read a lot of review from the 600T, and not all of them love the case. Seem like people are saying it lack a side panel fan to get air for dual GPU setup. Also seem like the fan that come with the case aren't that great. Most of the review also talk about watercooling, but it's not something I'm interest in.
Some people also talk about the airlfow in the case, saying that it's not that good.
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Old December 27, 2010, 09:32 PM
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martin, the 05 has less space for add in cards vs the 04 ;)
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Old December 27, 2010, 10:23 PM
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I have the cm 690 II and overall it is great. the only downside is that if you have a tall heat sink like a noctua, you can't mount a fan on the case cover. additionally, you can't mount a 2nd fan to the bottom fan slot on the case cover if you have wide video card (ie. 4870 with an accelero).
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I would not recommend the 300 (owned for a year before). It gets really dusty even with the filters and was very hard to clean but mine was on the carpet so that might explain it. It's also not the quietest with every fan slot filled (all around 800 - 1500 RPM). It cooled very well but was a dust magnet. I helped my friend build a computer into the first gen 690 and the cable management in it was much better than the 300.

I would recommend the HAF 912 for the size (fitting coolers and video cards), air flow, and cable management.
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Old January 2, 2011, 12:15 AM
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I have the cm 690 II and overall it is great. the only downside is that if you have a tall heat sink like a noctua, you can't mount a fan on the case cover. additionally, you can't mount a 2nd fan to the bottom fan slot on the case cover if you have wide video card (ie. 4870 with an accelero).
I also own this case with a noctua cooler installed on my CPU. It's true that you can't install a fan in the top location on the side panel with an aftermarket CPU heatsink but I do have a Coolermaster R4 blowing onto my GTX275 in the bottom location. The front, bottom and PSU all have dust filters which work great on this case. I have great airflow in this case but I did add more fans than it came with. I have a 140mm front Coolermaster R4 intake fan, One 140mm Bottom R4 intake, two 140mm R4 top exhaust fans, two 120mm R4's in push pull on my noctua and one 120mm R4 rear exhaust fan. Here's a link to some pics of my build. Components Installed......690 II Advanced!

I personally love this case and it's a great price.
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You can get a Lancool PC-K62 on sale or used for less than $100. Very nice case, I have one and love it.
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You can get a Lancool PC-K62 on sale or used for less than $100. Very nice case, I have one and love it.
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For now I've bought a 690 II at memoryexpress for 83.99 shipped. It's still not packed and shipped so I can still cancel my order (it's been 5 days and it really start to annoy me) to buy an other case. Might look at the Haf 912.

I have 2 antec tricool fan already, where do you think I should put them?

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