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Old March 22, 2012, 07:42 AM
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I am thinking of migrating away from my Tech Bench (seeing as I have a few big moves coming up) to a full sized case that should last me several years (and be able to eventually hold watercooling parts).

Now I don't want to cheap out, but I don't want to spend 300$ on a case at the same time. What do people have to suggest?
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Old March 22, 2012, 08:24 AM
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I am thinking of migrating away from my Tech Bench (seeing as I have a few big moves coming up) to a full sized case that should last me several years (and be able to eventually hold watercooling parts).

Now I don't want to cheap out, but I don't want to spend 300$ on a case at the same time. What do people have to suggest?
So many to choose from but this:
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Gaming Case with Fan Controller, Black at Memory Express
Will be my next one. I need a handle!
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:06 AM
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I'd be looking at the Shinobi XL. Big enough to put anything in, won't break the bank. Even comes with an extra window panel right now on NCIX.

Bitfenix Shinobi XL XL-ATX Tower Case Black 5X5.25EXT 7X3.5INT PS2 ATX Bottom 4XUSB3.0 Audio - BitFenix - BFC-SNX-500-KKN1-RP
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Old March 22, 2012, 10:07 AM
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I'd be looking at the Shinobi XL. Big enough to put anything in, won't break the bank. Even comes with an extra window panel right now on NCIX.

Bitfenix Shinobi XL XL-ATX Tower Case Black 5X5.25EXT 7X3.5INT PS2 ATX Bottom 4XUSB3.0 Audio - BitFenix - BFC-SNX-500-KKN1-RP
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Old March 22, 2012, 10:13 AM
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My vote goes to the Trooper.

I totally understand you don't want to spend 300$ on a case. But just to keep you dreaming, look at this one!

This one is 350$ but I have to admit it is the dream case for me even thought I really like my HAF-X. I think every build situation will fit + it looks badass + great airflow + it looks badass (Did I say it looks badass?)

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Old March 22, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Hmm don't seem to like how either of the cooler master cases linked in here look, just a personal preference. The Shinobi on the other hand does intrigue me.
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Old March 22, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I have used the cooler master HAF X 942 ($180 $160 with rebate) and Corsair Carbide Series 400 ($100). They are both great. Corsair case is well thought out and reasonably priced at $100 and had USB 3.0 plugs on the front of the case. The HAF X is oversized big and may not fit under desks and such but has wheels to roll it around, has lots of extra parts included and fan space. Kind of depends on your wants, needs and desires but both will do what you seem to want to do and not cost $300. :-)

Corsair 400 Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

CM HAF X 942 Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

another choice is the HAF X 932 $140 and $130 with a rebate
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

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If you dont need XL-ATX, bitfenix raider. It's an excellent case and looks great.
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Corsair. WHichever one floats your boat. Great quality and great features for an average sub 200 dollar case.
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Old March 23, 2012, 04:22 AM
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If you dont need XL-ATX, bitfenix raider. It's an excellent case and looks great.
Doesn't seem like the case will hold all the necessary watercooling parts within the case, according to a review or two I've read.
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