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QUESTION: Best Mid tower case ...!

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February 5, 2009 3:33:34 AM

Hello guys ...
I am planing on new rig that includes these hardware:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400.
MotherBoard: ASUS Rampage Extreme.
RAM: DDR3 2GB OCZ Platinum Edition 1600Mhz.
Hard Drive: Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA II.
GPU: Sapphire HD 4870.
Optical Storage: LG DVD±RW GH22NS x22 Black SATA.
PSU: Thermaltake ToughPower W0116 750W.

But I got confused ... and can't choose my Mid tower case ...
Which Mid tower case is the best for now?! TT Armor+ MX, Antec 900, NZXT Tempest, or other case ...?!

Please help! ...
Yours,
Mtrukiana.
a b ) Power supply
February 5, 2009 4:01:41 AM

There is really no best case. Choose one that you like since you'll have to look at it regularly.

Antec, CoolerMaster, Lian Li, NZXT, Silverstone, and Thermaltake are good case brands to look at.
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 5, 2009 4:05:55 AM

The Antec 900 is one of the most popular pc cases. It is often recommended by the veteran posters at this forum.
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February 7, 2009 12:51:35 PM

If you aren't looking for flashy LED's and the like, the Ultra Grid or E-Torque seem like good cases. They have nice cable management and a large side window. Unfortunately they do not include fans. They each have room for one 120mm intake and one 120mm exhaust. There is a CPU vent as well as a GPU vent. The price is only ~$50 so just buy a couple of good fans and you still end up at a great price.
February 8, 2009 12:08:09 PM

I'm currently using a RAIDMax Smilodon, which is a pretty decent case you can get for under 100$. Doesn't look half bad too, if you're into that.

Comes in Green or Blue lights (though I'm sure you can get others if you want):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Four Fans as well:
120mm intake fan in the front
120mm exhaust fan in the back
80mm side intake (it blows air over the GPU, very nice)
80mm side exhaust fan (over the CPU)

Both side panels open, which makes it a breeze for motherboard install.
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 8, 2009 1:04:41 PM

I'm surprised there haven't been more posts and recommendations from forum veterans. The Antec 300, 900, and 1200; the CoolerMaster Cosmos and Stacker series; and a few of the Lan-Li, ThermalTake, and NZXT cases are the one that are usually recommended.

Antec has come out with a new version of the extremely popular Antec 900:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


February 9, 2009 7:41:47 PM

My personal favorite midtower case is the Cooler Master 690 because it looks, cools, and is easier to build in than the Antec 900 which is the popular one.
February 9, 2009 8:14:42 PM

My favorite Mid Tower is my Antec P182. It is large for a mid tower though. If you want a case with lots of lights then look elsewhere. If you want a professional, solid, well designed case then the P182 is worth a look.
February 10, 2009 1:01:11 AM

Asking which case is best is VERY subjective. I could recommend the Antec 900 series for airflow, the P180/182 for quiet, or the CM 690 for looks. It all depends upon your criteria....

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