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Recommend me a tower case w/ good quality and airflow

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August 14, 2006 10:37:02 AM

Can y'all recommend a good quality tower case that'll also provide a good airflow? I am looking forward to build my first rig with a conroe processor.

My budget is 200-300$.

Thanks y'all.
August 14, 2006 11:05:52 AM

COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01 ($159)
More room than you know what to do with. Fans in front, back, to the side and at the top for excellent airflow.

Here's what I have in mine (and I have plenty of room left):

Presler 955 3.46
Abit AW8D
2GB DDR2 800
XFX 7900 GTX Extreme
2 Raptors HDDs
320 WD Sata HDD
Creative XFI Fatality (with drive bay unit)
(4) 40mm fans (modded Abit Voltage regulator heatsinks)
(2) DVD R/RW Drives
56-1 card reader
floppy drive
Dual cold cathode light
(assorted USB devices)
SilverstoneE SST-ST75ZF 750 PSU

Watercooling System
1/2 ID inch tygon tubing (11/16 OD R3603)
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
Danger Den Koolsah GPU Waterblock
Voltage Regulator waterblock for 7900 GTX
Maze 4 Northbridge Waterblock
Custom Drivebay Reservoir
Swiftech Peltier 226watt waterblock
Bay drive voltage adjuster for CPU Peltier Waterblock
(2) dual 120mm rads (mounted externally) - each has 4 120mm fans in a "push-pull" configuration
Meanwell 600 SE12 Secondary PSU (for peltier)
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August 14, 2006 11:37:58 AM

I have both a Gigabyte 3d Aurora which is very spacious and 3 x 120mm fans

and a Thermalrock Eclipse bot quite as spacious but not far short

Both are good looking quality alloy cases with good airflow
August 14, 2006 12:31:36 PM

I agree. I have the Gigabyte 3D Auroa and love it. Big quiet fans, plenty of space, water cooling ready. I have a Gigabyte 7600GT SilentPipe II video card and my PC is virtually silent. Great cooling from this case.
August 14, 2006 12:45:40 PM

While I may favor my Cooler Master Stacker for the room. I've got to say that the Gigabyte case is very nice.
August 14, 2006 1:01:25 PM

TT Tai Chi is nice...

NZXT Lexa has pretty solid airflow too
August 14, 2006 1:14:07 PM

Nothing like the cool look of Thermaltake Armor. Lots and Lots of space and airflow!
August 14, 2006 1:53:57 PM

I just built my PC using the Antec P180.

It's a heavy duty case that's insulated well (in terms of sound), and has great airflow (up to 5 120mm fans).

If you go the Antec route, just check to make sure the PSU cables are long enough. The PSU is mounted at the bottom of the case, so some cables on some PSU's may not reach.