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Old December 2, 2011, 07:43 AM
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I have found the HAF cases to be dust magnets. I would look at Corsair, Coolermaster 690 series......
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Old December 2, 2011, 08:28 AM
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I second the Coolermaster 690 series. For the price, it's extremely good value. Great airflow and easy to clean. Only so-so cable management though. The space behind the MB tray is kinda skinny.

I guess it really depends on what you like, though. The 690 series is a little more toned down than other cases out there (HAF anyone?) I've always liked the look of 'simpler is better'.
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Old December 2, 2011, 08:42 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.753173

Bulldozer yeah not the best out there but gives you room and money to afford a nice graphics card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005
I am in love with this case not sure why but you can use any cooling like corsairs H70 etc…

BF3 on high and ultra is awesome for eye candy but a disadvantage on playing competitive. I run eyefinity on low my system is stable (6850 crossfire) I can see things coming before brush and trees materialize. In short enemies can be seen before the bush blocks there view on the big maps.
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Old December 2, 2011, 10:40 AM
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hehe, I really wanted the white Corsair 600T. My local store had one listed on their website, but when I showed up they didn't have one in stock. So I ended up buying my 690II advanced (which I'm perfectly happy with) for quite a bit less money.

However, I walked into the store a couple of weeks later to pick something else, and what do they have in the display? The Corsair 600T in white.
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690II is a dust magnet... also the PSU filter is a pain (have to nearly take out the psu to clean it right..

it's also LOUD.. very loud .. BUT superb airflow.
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