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Old September 17, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Default Antec P280 vs Corsair 650D

Hello all, looking to get a case for my new build; I want a mid tower, and after seeing reviews these 2 really look to be good cases. Both have their unique features, like the P280 has sound dampening foam and the 650D has a windowed side panel.

I'm leaning towards the 650D due to the high quality finish and build quality

The system will be:
i5 3750k w/H100
Asus Maximus V Gene
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Corsair AX750W
Asus 660Ti

Please suggest any other cases you think would be better
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Old September 17, 2012, 06:40 PM
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I have the P280, I like the look of the case its clean and simple. I do have some issues with the top 2x120 and motherboard placement. had they moved things around by an inch it would have been able to take a H100 in push pull. I personally still like it more then the 650D because the door on the front hides everything ugly like cd-roms and my hot swap drive bay. My 2 cents, there was a new bitfenix announced, the ghost I believe. It caught my attention for clean lines and looks like it has a better solution in the top.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:27 PM
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I'll throw my vote in for the 650D. Sure I'm biased since that is the case I have, but damn it is a nice case. You just can't beat the simple way you can take the side panels off and the great options for cable management. That said I can't fit the H100 in a push pull, not quite enough room. Then again I haven't actually tried but I'm pretty sure that it won't fit.
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Old September 17, 2012, 10:27 PM
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what about the 550D. The corsair cases are much easier to build in. I am not a fan of the hdd cage design in the p280
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Old September 18, 2012, 08:12 AM
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what about the 550D. The corsair cases are much easier to build in. I am not a fan of the hdd cage design in the p280
Yeah that was another issue I had with the P280, its easy enough to rip out if you run SSDs. I did do that, it would have been nice to be able to remove it without busting the plastic but it comes out easy. wish companies would use fewer rivets so its easy to take stuff out without breaking things.
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Corsair! Very happy with my 550D
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:59 PM
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the 550D is good, but I am not a fan of it.. You have to choose between silence or airflow but you can't have both. They've put the sound dampening foams over fans that chokes out the airflow really, and I still like the fact that the 650D has a window.
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