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Old April 12, 2012, 03:08 PM
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In the coming days I will be receiving a Gigabyte Z68 ud4 motherboard which I purchased from the BST section. My plan is to drop an IB chip into it (pending proper HWC review of course) and continue using my 7970. In the meantime, I need suggestions for an ATX case.

Considerations:

Will do air cooling on cpu and gpu.
must fit a 7970
My budget is $120-$150 and would prefer a standard sized atx case this time, not a full tower
I have 3 ssd's
must have good cable management
looking for something with a clean look and not too heavy
Preferably black, but open to other colours (not white though)
side panel window not necessary but welcome.

I've checked on the corsair, bitfenix, and coolermaster offerings. Is there anything else? Lian Li?
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Old April 12, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Lilis all the way. I love my PC-8FIB, the clean looks, and I know the 7970 fits - and it since got replaced by a 680.
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Old April 12, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Yeah I do like the look of those lian li's. they have af few different midtower models but all very similair. I will probably get the PC-9F as its on sale for 90 at ncix.
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Meh, i couldnt care less about a case without black interior.
I currently own a 600t (white) and loving it, you CANNOT go wrong with corsairs cable management, its soo clean I cant get over it. If i was choosing again i would buy the 650D or 550D, probably 550 as quiet has become the new black.

IMO that lian li has nothing on a CM 690 II advanced for $80 AT NCIX ATM, black interior, clean exterior, good cable management, 2.5/3.5in drives and great airflow, with a side panel option, I see 0 negatives other than the piece on the top panel is plastic.
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