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Which is the best case for what I want?

I read the toms hard ware guide but most of the cases on the guide I found something wrong with them. ANy ways I am looking with a black case possibly with a side window. It must be under $100. I would also like atleast 2 2.5 inch drives. I have an atx motherbaord and the h100i water cooler and a radeon 7950 graphics card so you know what needs to fit. Thankyou in advance
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    I think this is best price / fan options and suit your needs for long time.. It do have everything you did ask for and bit more :)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107
  2. first thing is that get rid of the liquid cooler. unless you are doing custom or getting a h220 from swiftech, liquid cooling is a joke. get a heatsink, or dont even bother. liquid has no benefits unless you go custom

    your best case option is this. NOTHING beats its build quality and functionality for the money
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $84.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 09:39 EDT-0400)
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    Fractal design define r4 (there is a windowed option)

    Just be sure to put in the ssd before you put on the board as i hear that you can't get it in afterward without taking out the board. Alternatively it has 8 3.5 in hard drive slots, all of which i believe have holes that can fit 2.5 in ssd.
  5. its supposed to be that you install SSDs in the sleds before you put them in the back, not the other way around
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    first thing is that get rid of the liquid cooler. unless you are doing custom or getting a h220 from swiftech, liquid cooling is a joke. get a heatsink, or dont even bother. liquid has no benefits unless you go custom

    your best case option is this. NOTHING beats its build quality and functionality for the money
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    wich from pcpart you recommend ? as a cooler
  7. get a heatsink like this. i am assuming you dont have the stupid hair comb corsair vengenance kits
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-cpu-cooler-havik140
  8. TheBigTroll said:
    get a heatsink like this. i am assuming you dont have the stupid hair comb corsair vengenance kits
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-cpu-cooler-havik140


    this is my build

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hu8J/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1287.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 11:51 EDT-0400)
  9. id get this instead
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HupR

    -since high speed ram is useless, reduce the kit to 1600mhz 1.5v and play around with the timings. you should be able to get cl7 or 8 timings. anything above 1.5v will void your intel warranty and same goes for the speed
    -changed the board to a matx to save cost and space. no performance difference whatsoever
    -changed the CPU cooler for maximum compatability. should perform similarly
    -great matx case for the matx board
    -you dont need a high efficiency psu nor a higher wattage model due to the efficiency of components
    -better panel
  10. TheBigTroll said:
    id get this instead
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HupR

    -since high speed ram is useless, reduce the kit to 1600mhz 1.5v and play around with the timings. you should be able to get cl7 or 8 timings. anything above 1.5v will void your intel warranty and same goes for the speed
    -changed the board to a matx to save cost and space. no performance difference whatsoever
    -changed the CPU cooler for maximum compatability. should perform similarly
    -great matx case for the matx board
    -you dont need a high efficiency psu nor a higher wattage model due to the efficiency of components
    -better panel



    + Why this A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk instead of : Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

    +Why Fractal Design
    Arc Mini than
    NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
  11. -it has more write cycles, better performing overall (although minor), and is cheaper per gb
    -i have a matx board with the case so naturally, id get a matx case for it. its built just as well and is cheaper
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