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Old April 30, 2014, 10:00 PM
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I am upgrading very soon to a 4930k and I am requiring a case that can adequately support a E-ATX motherboard.

The main one that caught my eye was the Corsair 750d, but on further investigation I found that it does not actually have the proper mounts for an E-ATX mobo, despite saying that E-ATX is supported from the manufacturer's website.

So if anyone can link me to or provide some suggestions for this I would truly appreciate it. I do have a few things I am looking for in whatever case I choose.

1. Has to be black and a full tower.

2. Must have a very clean and modern aesthetic (no flashy lights or a shape that looks like a UFO). Something along the lines of the 750d or 900d. The 900d would actually be good, but I don't want to spend that much money on a case which leads to my next point.

3. I would like the case to be in the $150-$200 range. I could afford more, but I don't want some ridiculously overpriced case like that one Silverstone that goes for $600 or some of the Lian Li's where you are just paying for a name.

4. The case should have good airflow and a large side panel window.

I think that about covers it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old May 1, 2014, 05:16 AM
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Not many cases that can manage EATX in this price range, look at the NZXT 630, Rosewill Throne (Newegg), NZXT Switch 810 (I own this, great case), Fractal Design Define XL and Rosewill Thor V2 (Newegg).
That's about it as far as I can think.
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Old May 1, 2014, 06:09 AM
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I have this case..Corsair Carbide AIR 540 Review As can be seen in my sig,I have the 4930K with the Asus Rog RIVE mobo. This case is SUPER for water cooling loops,AIO cooling units and plenty of fans for superb air flow. The Air 540 also has the side window you're looking for. I highly recommend this case my friend. You won't be sorry one bit. NCIX has it..http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-c...0-dc-85696.htm It also comes in white and silver.
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Old May 1, 2014, 12:45 PM
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None of these cases really fit the bill for what I'm looking for. Thanks for the suggestions though. I might have to just buckle and get the 900D, which is a monstrosity of a case. The 800D may be a possibility too.

Oh, and I'm sure that Carbide Air 540 is a decent case, but as for the looks... No way.
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Old May 1, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Old May 1, 2014, 07:35 PM
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Well you can see my Beast its a very nice case I had no idea itd be this big. But its a tad over $200 its bout $350 from best buy and comes with updated front panel. Another feature I didnt expect was doors open like a Ferrari.
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Old May 1, 2014, 08:23 PM
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CM Storm is too flashy. I despise NZXT.

The Thermaltake has a decent look, but everything I have read on it says its a poorly constructed case with a lot of issues in regards to cable management.
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Im probably going to get a Phantek Ethos Primos . HWC Did a amazing review here Its nearly as big as a 900D costs 240$ at ncix atm and holds nearly the same ammount of watercooling gear / E-ATX / dual PSU / hidden cabling ect its a really nice case to behold.

I Expect i'll buy it soon actually but i have this fear if i do ill end up replacing a bunch of my water cooling gear/rads to take advantage of the space available in such a wondrous chassis and right now im not sure i want to spend another 300-400$ on differnt rads / tubings /fittings and things such as that. but its quite tempting to do so since its nearly a showpeice and you just dont see build quality in things like that often "cough 900D usb cover latches that break in shipping " watch 900D review" :P
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Old May 3, 2014, 08:27 AM
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The Phantek Ethos is a very nice looking case. I think I am leaning toward the 750D. I just love aesthetics on their Obsidian series. Plus it goes hand in hand with Corsair PSU, fans, H100, etc.. Can't wait to assemble this beast!
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