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Help needed to pick new PC Case for <=£200

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July 7, 2013 3:13:10 PM

Hey Guys

Looking for some help on selecting a new case for my current setup as I want to try my hand at Watercooling and my current Zalman Z11 Plus is too cramped.

My setup currently is:-

CPU : AMD FX 8350 @ Stock
Mobo : ASUS Sabretooth 990FX R2.0
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
Ram : 4*4Gb Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3
Video: 1 ASUS GTX 660ti Direct CU II
SSD : Corsair Force 60GB SSD (CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
HDD: Seagate 1TB
OS : Win7 Home Premium
Case : Zalman Z11 Plus
PSU : OCZ ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze'

My budget is up to, but not over £200.
I have been looking at Cooler Master HAF X, Corsair 650D, Xigametek Elysium, etc.

I am more interested in functionality than appearance and would rather substitute a plex Window for better cooling.
What I want is:-

- Spacious
- Great Airflow
- Good Watercooling setup
- Ease of Use
- Up-to-date (USB 3, 4-pin Fan connections, etc)

Any and all help appreciated.

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July 7, 2013 3:20:09 PM

The Phantom 820 is a little over $200 but is extremely spacious:

Switch 810 is a lot cheaper and great too:
Black(comes in matte black also:

650D isn't as large as it is still a mid tower case. HAF X is a great choice.
July 7, 2013 3:33:18 PM

Cheers for the replies,

So far the Phantom 820 is looking like a runner and to be honest, hadnt really considered.

The dimensions for the cases are

NZXT Phantom 820
- 73.4 x 30.7 x 68.8 cm

Cooler Master HAF X
- 59.0 x 23.0 x 55.0 cm

Xigmatek Elysium
- 66.3 x 23 x 61.8 cm

Antec Full Tower Case Twelve Hundred
- 58.2 cm x 21.3 x 51.3

so the 820 seems a good big bigger all round than the others. Even beats the Corsair 800d.

Comes in at bang on budget over in the UK at £199.

I would love the Corsair 900D but can justify the extra 33% (£100) additional cost as I will most likely only ever have 1 or 2 cards max.