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Old March 18, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Default Another Case Recommendation Thread

I hate to start another thread, but I did.

I'm trying to look at the best possible case to suit my needs. There are several threads but I want to make sure that I don't overlook anything especially as I will require a case that can accommodate EATX but don't want to go "too" big. I've had Corsair Obsidian 800D and Coolermaster Cosmos II but I want something that is as small as possible while being able to fulfill the requirements below.

Requirements/key factors:

EATX Support
Water cooling support
Dust Filters
Build Quality
Window is nice but could do without if it made sense
Good Airflow as I'm still on the fence about whether or not I want to watercool
Priced under $150

Current Considerations:

Phanteks Enthoo Pro
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (Waiting for a sale)
Fractal Design Define XL R2

Computer Specs for Reference:

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
Intel i7 3770K
8GB DDR3 2133mhz
Asus 290X DirectCU II
2x SSD's
Coolermaster M2 1500w PSU

Any input is greatly appreciated. I'm not overly concerned about sound dampening as I play with my headphones on 99% of the time. Air flow is key.
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Old March 18, 2015, 10:04 AM
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Corsair Air 540?
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Old March 18, 2015, 11:32 AM
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Within the price point you are looking at, I believe you are already looking at the best in the market, other than the subsequently mentioned Air 540. My vote is for the Enthoo Pro.

Unfortunately the R5 doesn't support eatx, otherwise I would have suggested putting it on your short list. A used FT02 could also be a consideration, but it also doesn't officially support EATX. Some builds have incorporated them regardless, including TTL when he tackled the case.

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Old March 20, 2015, 10:49 AM
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The InWin 707 is a nice looking case in this area which specifically supports EATX motherboards and a top-mounted 360mm radiator space. It also is a very nice looking case. You might want to look into that.

The only problem is that it's $175.00 at NewEgg so that may be above your price range.

Xeven: How about 10^8.450980400142567e-001 -as a possible replacement for "10e"

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Old March 21, 2015, 09:28 PM
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My vote is for the phantek cases.
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