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Old July 19, 2012, 09:00 AM
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So I need 2 new cases.

Rig 1:
I currently have a 1366 setup with a H50 in my Corsair 800d, i love this case...BUT air cooling sucks nuts in it and I can't see myself going to a full blown watercooling setup.

I need:

Good Air Cooling
Smaller/Portable
Quiet
Sleek

I will eventually add another GTX580 to this rig so the cooling and space needs to be adequate. I also want to be able to move this PC when going to LAN partys. The 800d is a huge pain to move. I prefer something that helps keep the noise down, I do have fan controllers to help with that. This machine will eventually be SSD only (M4's x3) so i do not need a whole bunch of drive space.

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Rig 2:

My Hackintosh/Media Server on a C2D system. (currently in a CM Centurion 5)

I need:

HDD SPACE! Enough for a 8+ drives
Very Quiet (This is also my Music Recording Rig so I need low noise)

I like the look of the Fractal XL, lots of space and nice looking. Any other suggestions?
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Old July 19, 2012, 05:03 PM
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What are your budgets for each?
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Old July 19, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Silverstone fore quiet computing Raven 2 . them 180 mm fans are quet and keep things cool.

cons: still a large case.
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Old July 20, 2012, 12:31 AM
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re-use the 800d for the hackintosh.. then get the fractal for your gaming system.. :D

Other options are corsair 600t, Cm haf anything.. etc etc..
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Old July 20, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Well, I won't recommend CM HAF-X or 932 for you, as yes, even if these have really great airflow, they are the worst thing to move for LANs party or things like that. I've own both, and they are hard to move around. If you look for HAFs, maybe check the 912 which is smaller and half the weight (7kg vs 15+).
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Old July 20, 2012, 11:51 AM
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What about the Corsair Vengeance C70? Sounds like it fits most of your criteria Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Computer Case Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips - YouTube
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Old July 20, 2012, 12:05 PM
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What about the Corsair Vengeance C70? Sounds like it fits most of your criteria Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Computer Case Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips - YouTube
That would be a great case for lan parties as it has two robust metal handles on top for lugging the thing around. It seems to be a pretty robust case too, to stand up to bumps that I'm sure will occur when the case is mobile.
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Old July 20, 2012, 12:40 PM
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The Corsair Vengence c70 looks pretty awesome but the reviews for the cooling are subpar. Doesn't seem to excel at air cooling.

I've been looking at the Fractal Arc Midi, any opinions on that case?

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Old July 20, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Matx if I remeber wich means 4 vidiocard slots Matx mounting.

EDIT : Nope rong Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Well..I bought the Fractal Arc Midi and sold my 800d.

The Fractal is GREAT! It is SO light compared to the 800d and it doesn't sacrifice space, at least for my use. My Temps have dropped by about 5c on the CPU and 10C on my GPU on load! Not too bad.
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