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Recommend me the best gaming Mid-Tower case please!

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March 16, 2014 5:04:05 PM

Hey guys I think that I am decided on my first build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1572.67

I just need a case. Preferably it must be a mid-tower with the best cooling capabilities. Aslo please recommend me additional fans. Thanks a ton!
a c 251 4 Gaming
March 16, 2014 5:14:01 PM

NZXT Phantom 530 is a great case with lots of space. As for the fans corsair air series are quite nice.
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March 16, 2014 5:31:07 PM

Might look at the HAF 912, that's what I have my Hero in, in sig
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March 16, 2014 6:01:36 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Might look at the HAF 912, that's what I have my Hero in, in sig


Do you think my Noctua NH-U14S will fit?
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March 16, 2014 6:02:09 PM

RazerZ said:
NZXT Phantom 530 is a great case with lots of space. As for the fans corsair air series are quite nice.


How many additional fans did you add?
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March 16, 2014 6:04:21 PM

Great_Society said:
Tradesman1 said:
Might look at the HAF 912, that's what I have my Hero in, in sig


Do you think my Noctua NH-U14S will fit?

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Yes, no problem ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 16, 2014 6:21:59 PM
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March 16, 2014 6:30:27 PM

Cooler Master HAF series, Corsair Graphite series, 500R, 550D, NZXT Phantom, Source, Fractal Design R4 are all great cases, but to kind of answer, there is no best case as such. All cases have strengths and weaknesses, depends on your point of view, tastes and needs.

An example would be the Apavia X series of gaming cases. I personally think every last one of them is god-aweful ugly, and I wouldn't build with one if it was free, nut some people love them simply because they are so 'flashy' and don't look like everyone else's.
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March 16, 2014 6:58:30 PM

Karadjgne said:
Cooler Master HAF series, Corsair Graphite series, 500R, 550D, NZXT Phantom, Source, Fractal Design R4 are all great cases, but to kind of answer, there is no best case as such. All cases have strengths and weaknesses, depends on your point of view, tastes and needs.

An example would be the Apavia X series of gaming cases. I personally think every last one of them is god-aweful ugly, and I wouldn't build with one if it was free, nut some people love them simply because they are so 'flashy' and don't look like everyone else's.


hmm I care about airflow the most and that all of my components fit. So far I am considering the Fractal Define R4 w/ window the most
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a b 4 Gaming
March 16, 2014 7:04:34 PM

When asking for advice on my build I had already picked out the Fractal because I like the look of it, the space, the extra fan opportunity. I was suggested the Corsair 300R and it had me in two minds for a while but ultimately went back to the Fractal.

I'm still waiting to get round to building mine but I intend on replacing the front stock fan with 2 red LED ones and adding a 3rd to the top of the case. I'm hoping to cast a nice glow on the copper zalman CPU cooler I want, but I digress, I fell in love with the Fractal before making those decisions. Lots of room. You should check out the Newegg videos for the Fractal and the 300R, presonally I like not being able to see the drive bays with the Fractal
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a b 4 Gaming
March 16, 2014 7:05:48 PM

I really like my current case, but if I had known about the FD R4, I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat, its an excellent case, and I love its looks and design.
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