I need help choosing a case with good airflow and aesthetics for ~$150

Hey guys, I have got my rig up and running in an old gigabyte case with only 2 case fans, it has very poor airflow and so my fans are always running at high RPM's to try to keep components cool, this makes everything noisy. Not to mention it has terrible cable management and no ssd mounts (I've hacked one together out of spare stuff I had lying around). My last step of upgrades is to get a new case to house all my hardware and keep it cool and quiet, as well as allowing for the option of showing it off with a side window. I'm currently eyeing the NZXT H440 (in black and red), but wanted the community's opinion on possible alternatives (perhaps with side fans).

Here are my specs:

Gigabyte 990FXA UD3
AMD FX 8350
Gigabyte windforce edition R9 280X
Samsung 840 evo SSD
(I'm also considering getting a Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler, so if that fits, that's a definite plus!)

Any recommendations would be welcome, and any help would be much appreciated!
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  1. Corsair 730T for $100
  2. Best answer
    Either NZXT H440, or aerocool x predator x3, or enthoo primo luxe
  3. ^ Or the Corsair 750D
  4. Enthoo Pro

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $99.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-04 18:56 EDT-0400

  5. Jonathan Tyer said:
    ^ Or the Corsair 750D

    OP said good aestheitcs, I consider that and the 450D, and enthoo's to be plain
  6. Hey guys, so I've pretty much got it narrowed down to either the NZXT H440, the upgraded Antec 900 with USB 3.0 and the Enthoo Luxe, does anyone have any experience with the antec 900 ? What is it like to build in ? How are space and cable management in it ? Does it have a fan speed controller ?

    Your help thus far is much appreciated guys!
  7. Enthoo luxe and h440 are quite popular in these forums and both are easy to work in
  8. Thanks a lot for all your help guys, I ended up getting the NZXT H440 and a be quiet! shadow rock 2 cooler :D I will post a link to pics soon :D
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