Need new case recommendations.

I currently have this <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811105113" target="_new">A-Top</A> case with 2 thunderblade fans inside it. Even though they move a lot of air my system runs hotter than my TT Xaser 3 case I used to have. I am thinking about getting a new case. The cases that I think will give me better performance so I can start overclocking and help keep the system cooler. Which of these cases would be best for my rig?

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811196006" target="_new">AeroCool case that is just like Silverstone TJ06 case</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129154" target="_new">Antec P-180</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129145" target="_new">Antec Super Lanboy</A>

I like the AeroCool case and the Super Lanboy most because of cost/performance. Would my case temperatures get better with a bigger case like the Aerocool and would my PSU be able to reach the mobo in that case? Thanks for any help.

A64 3000
DFI NF4 Ultra-D
Patriot pc3200 2x512mb
ATI X850XT
Liteon SOHW-832S
FSP Blue Storm 500
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  1. do you have any idea if it is going to make the power connectors too far away for my PSU?
  2. I'm getting the P180 for my new system that I'm getting in the next coupld weeks. Even if the washable air filters are only half useful, with the amount of dust that's in my place at university, it'll be worth it. That, and I've always prefered the simple and elegant as compared to the crazy and flashy.
  3. The PSU I'm using is the Fortron Blue Storm 500
  4. How are these cases compared to the Spiral Galaxies case? Should I stick with the spiral, or would one of these be better? Thanks for the help wusy

    <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129141" target="_new">Antec P-160</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068" target="_new">Coolermaster Centurion</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119074" target="_new">Coolermaster Cavalier</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129157" target="_new">Another Antec Performance case</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112078" target="_new">Lian Li PC-60BPlus</A>

    I know that Lian Li makes some of the best cases, but I was wondering how these other cases stack up to it, or should I just go ahead and pay the money and get a brand known for their performance/craftsmanship?
  5. I can tell you that with a lian-li pc60 my motherboard temps never pass 31C with only two stock intake fans.
  6. <A HREF="http://www.directron.com/201tblk.html" target="_new"> Better than Lian Li 60 </A>

    And only $72.

    This case rocks, slide out mobo tray, 5 disk removable drive cage, filtered fans, all aluminum, aircraft quality annodized black finish, no rough edges to cut fingers.

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  7. Hmm...3 acrylic windows. So you take this nice heat-dissapating aluminum case, cut all the aluminum out and replace it with acrylic. No wonder it has five case fans!

    ....WW (5.1)
  8. Thanks for all the help guys. I just have to wait for payday and then I will get probably the Spiral Galaxies case. Thanks for that case link Rich, but I think that all those 8cm fans would make too much noise.
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