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Old October 31, 2011, 03:29 PM
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Price limit: ~ $100 - $125
Case Type: Mid tower

I'd like to find a case with cable management behind the motherboard, a window in the side panel, and lots of ventilation options. Powersupply at the bottom of the case is a must.

I have lots of 120x120 case fans available to throw in, so it doesn't necessarily have to include fans.
All my fans are blue LED, so i'd like to keep the same colour scheme. Needs to be wide enough to accomodate the tower cooler in my specs.
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Old October 31, 2011, 03:38 PM
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I don't know. I spent a lot of time looking at cases but this is the only one I can think of that meets all of those requirements.

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I don't know if you can find it on sale at your price, but the Corsair 600T is a) amazing for cable management and b) very roomy. Note, in the pic I have moved the bottom hard drive cage from under the 'stack' at the front to over by the PSU - that's strictly an optional step. Also, I think windowed side door is only available as an option that you can order direct from Corsair so there is slight extra cost.


There's room for 2@ 120 fans up top as well. (actually, it comes with a 200mm fan up there, I just replaced it).
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Old October 31, 2011, 03:56 PM
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That Rosewill is nice. Visually, it looks a lot like my existing case, which isn't a bad thing. Nice and simple.

And yes, I have always liked the Corsair 600. My local store (I usually try to support local business) has a Corsair Graphite 600T in white with a window in it. It's a beautiful case, and a few dollars more than I initially wanted to spend. I might stop by there sometime this week and make an 'impulse' purchase. He'll usually price match with NCIX, but in this case he has it listed at the same price, which is awesome!
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Old October 31, 2011, 03:59 PM
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COrsair650D can be price matched to your price point. I have it and Love it. I had the 600T, didn't like it at all. all about preference, cooling seems to be better in my 650D over the 600T

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Old October 31, 2011, 04:04 PM
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ps check out craigslist, always deals for cases there, for example (yes i know its not your area but you get an idea of used pricing)

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Yes all of the corsair cases are awesome. I have a 650d and it's pretty dope. Just a bit too large for my liking though. I was going to suggest the 400r and 500r but they don't have windows. Still sweet cases regardless.
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Old October 31, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

I went out and picked up a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced. I looked at the Corsair Graphite 600T while I was at the store, and while it is indeed a very nice case, it was a full $70 more expensive than the 690, which only cost me $95 after taxes.

The only thing is the 690II doesn't have a window in it, but on the plus side it has a TON of fan space. I've currently got 5 case fans in there, and there's room for more if I so choose.

As a bonus, it's got an e-SATA connection on the top, as well as a quick harddrive bay.
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