I am moving my parts from my old Inspiron 570 case into a new case. I have never built a pc before only minor upgrades to my prebuilt like psu, cpu, gpu. I don't need that much room, I just want to be able to fit a dvd drive, 3 or more slots for my ssd and hdd and more room for the future. My gpu is big and I am getting a cpu cooler so it would be great for all that to fit in there. I love side windows so I can see the inside of the pc and flashyness is always a plus. I was looking at the Rosewill Challenger and Antec 900. Please tell me your reccomendations and why you like them. Thanks!!
I like the Rosewill Challenger although it's design can make for some tricky cable management. Over the years, I've modded my Challenger, it now sports a side panel window and a triple radiator. IMO the Rosewill Patriot is a bit nicer (better cable management) and has a side panel window already installed http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rosewill-PATRIOT-Black-Gaming-A... (seems NE no longer has them). It is currently one of my favorite mid-towers, the price is good, functionality is excellent (IMO). The only down side I think to the Patriot is that all bays are riveted in, no modularity, it isn't a bad thing but something to be aware of (and you do pay for that feature).
I think the thing that has turned me away from the Antec 900 most in the past is that the interior isn't painted