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Which case, Corsair Obsidian Series 450D or Fractal Design Arc Midi R2?

If I get either of these cases I plan on using the intake and exhaust fans that come with them and just adding two more fans for the top also as exhaust. I will be air cooling the cpu with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO instead of an enclosed water cooler. My question for the top fans is should I use either air flow fans or static pressure fans. And what size fans should I get. The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 comes with 3x 140mm fans and the Corsair Obsidian 450D comes with 2x 140mm fans and 1x 120mm fan.
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  1. for case fans u need airflow fans. for things like cpu and rad fans u need static pressure.
    for the case i would go for the arc midi in my opinion. it has great airflow.
  2. Best answer
    I would go for the 450D, it just suits my style. Good airflow, enough space for a CPU liquid cooler, looks quite sleek and it has a side window, and removable dust filters at the top, front, and bottom
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $109.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

  4. Take a look at this case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro $99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CK752474wL8CFYs7Mgod7HIA0g&Item=N82E16811854003&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Computer+Cases-_-N82E16811854003&ef_id=U6DIywAABYXYLqFj:20140712233503:s
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc
    Its a better case than both of those in my opinion.

    By the way, if you ever get the 450D, keep the stock fans, they are good fans.
  5. legend001523 said:
    I would go for the 450D, it just suits my style. Good airflow, enough space for a CPU liquid cooler, looks quite sleek and it has a side window, and removable dust filters at the top, front, and bottom


    Actually, if he ever wanted a CPU liquid cooler, he would be very limited as only very slim radiators can fit at the top.
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