Which case for my gaming PC setup?


I have recently began searching around to begin building my own PC, there are 2 cases that I have seen that appeal to me but I am unsure which one to get as I really don't know much about how the cases etc would affect my build.

The cases are between the 2 below:

Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case

What I have decided to include in my build are:
Intel Core i7-4770k
Asus z8z-Pro (V Edition) ATX 1150
Corsair 8gb (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB3.5" 7200RPM HD
GTX 760 2GB Graphics Card
Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

From what I can tell, both cases will fit my build. The issue i have is deciding which will be better in terms of: ease of use, space, cooling, ability to change out parts if required, cable management, part placement and free space afterwards. (and anything else important you guys feel is necessary of a case :P)

Thanks in advance
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  1. Get the Corsair 500R. It has great cooling. Instead of the z87 get the z97. For RAM buy 1866 RAM not 1333.
  2. Best answer
    Functionally. it doesn't matter which case you use.

    You should get a newer Z97 mobo instead of the Z87. Who knows? You might eventually want a M.2 device in your pc.

    Get 1866 ram - not much more than 1600.

    Try and get a better power supply. See -
  3. Perfect, just the answers i was looking for! Thank you. I will see how much the changes cost etc. Appreciate it :)
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