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Old June 2, 2011, 06:53 PM
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so I think i want a new case. currently rocking the antec 900 with all it's cable management issues. The hdd cage drives me absolutely mental, and although I have seen the mods to fix it, I just don't trust myself with power tools to do it. The thing I love most about my 900 is that it shoots blue everywhere into my room. I love it.

probably going to upgrade my mobo and cpu in the next 6 months or so.

I think I've narrowed it down to:
Corsair 650d
Silverstone Raven
Antec 1200

650d
so far I'm leaning more towards the 650d (from what i understand the 700d is discontinued??), but I like a little more flair in my cases, but in comparing all the cases that I would like to get, the 650d just offer so many more options that it makes it nearly irresistible.

That being said, is the front 200mm fan on the 650d replaceable with say, a cooler master mega? Also, not really a fan of the rubber outline on the window.

I just wish this case had an isolated PSU like the 800d...

Raven

I really really really dig the look of the Raven v01. I love the way it looks and I love that the PSU is kind of isolated underneath. I wish more cases did this. I'm even willing to overlook the 90 degree rotation of the mobo because of it. If I had to get this, I much prefer the look of the v01 to any of the other iterations because I think the exterior of the case is really slick. However I have read that it does have some issues. lack of USB 3.0 being one (although it can't really be blamed since it is a couple years ago).

1200

I guess this would be the next step up from my 900, bigger, more fans etc. However, it has a lot less cable management potential than say the 650d.

also on the 650d is it possible to place a fan (similar to the set up of the Ravens) on the bottom of the chassis where the reservoir is supposed to go?

I have a $75 NCIX gc burning a hole in my pocket, and I figure i can price match the 650d and end up getting it for ~ 80.

weird post, i know. But please help me pick a case (or suggest a case based on what I like lol) preferably under $200.

ps. also kinda not a fan of the 600T.

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Old June 2, 2011, 07:23 PM
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Why not the RV02/FT02?
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:28 PM
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what about the Antec DF-85, take me 1 minute to clean the 3 filters in front, it's build on a Twelve hundred frame, but on the top you have 2 x 140 fans, so it make more easy to put a rad. if ever the need come one day. For the drive cages you gone like it, 4 hot swap bay
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:33 PM
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or in his case...more fans with lights on top
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:35 PM
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or in his case...more fans with lights on top
the one on top don't have led, but with the 2 at the back, it's make enough light inside
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How much are you willing to spend? Including the gift card value?
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Canada Computers has some Corsiars on sale right Now.
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Old June 2, 2011, 08:24 PM
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overall i'd like to be in around $200 including my GC's but slightly over for quality wouldn't hurt I suppose.

I guess all the features I want don't exist inside of a case lol. someone needs to make an uber case that has everything. I think for me the closest would have been the first Raven but it is an older case....sigh.

I guess the main things that I am looking for are lights, isolated psu/gpu areas inside the case, and that style. I'd also like a window so I can look at my stuff lol.
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If 800D is within your budget...go for that. Since that has 3 isolated zones.
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Old June 2, 2011, 08:47 PM
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sadly the 800d is more than i'm willing to spend. besides, isn't the the super massive? lol


why oh why can't there be a 650d with the isolated zones...D:
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