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February 1, 2010 3:59:51 AM

Can anyone recommend a case that fits these requirements:

-Blue LED fans
-Black
-Great Cable Management
-Under $160

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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February 1, 2010 5:32:36 AM

why don't you do some research! LOL!

Anyways, I have an Antec 1200 or Antec Twelve Hundred which is black with tons of blue led fans and some cable management features.. there's also the antec 900 or Nine Hundred which is a mid-tower while the 1200 is a full tower..

I wish my cable management was better but it is what it is..



There's also the Cooler Master RC690 or CM690II, Storm Sniper, HAF 932 BLUE
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February 1, 2010 1:14:43 PM

CM690II if you don't need HUGE would be my pick. It's right at $100. Had it been out when I was building my system, I might have gotten it instead of my CM Scout.
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February 1, 2010 2:27:36 PM

You could just find a great looking case with good cable managment, then stuff it full of any kind of fans you like..
I just used a budget Antec Two Hundred, added four blue lED fans, a bay thermal controll set with blue lighting, and it made a gamer friend of mine very happy..
case plus all the fans was less than 75 bucks....
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February 2, 2010 9:21:21 AM

I used to buy strictly Antec , but after I saw the Cooler MAster Storm Sniper Black, I switched. Lots of room, THREE adjustable blue-lit 200mm fans, and all black inside and out. I think the quality of construction is better. Also, the case is completely filtered. I have to clean my Antec 300 every two months, but after four months the inside of the CM case was dust free. I was able to see the case alongside about 50 others at Fry's which helped my decision. I also happened to catch a super sale at Newegg w/ free shipping at $129. (It's selling for $149 now.) Here is the link to the case.
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
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February 2, 2010 10:24:21 PM

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What is the Heigth of that case, o my never seen anything like it before. If thats considered a Full Tower, can Mid Tower Cases support CF ?
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February 2, 2010 10:29:26 PM

If you would have scrolled down the page you would have seen this:

(D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches

(D)566.6 x (W)254.6 X (H)551 mm

Yes, mid-tower cases can accomodate two video cards in Crossfire mode. Mid-tower cases are the most common type of case.
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February 2, 2010 10:40:30 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
If you would have scrolled down the page you would have seen this:

(D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches

(D)566.6 x (W)254.6 X (H)551 mm

Yes, mid-tower cases can accomodate two video cards in Crossfire mode. Mid-tower cases are the most common type of case.



I was 100% that I didn't see any case measurements. Still don't until you posted it. But then again, I was pretty shocked to see that kind of an case.
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February 3, 2010 9:10:22 AM

D_ii_4_I3_L_o said:
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What is the Heigth of that case, o my never seen anything like it before. If thats considered a Full Tower, can Mid Tower Cases support CF ?


Mid-tower cases can support crossfire. However, if you use a large card like the 5870, things can get cramped especially in crossfire, and in some cases, you may sacrifice HD space. With this particular case, there is ample room for all of your components. It's classified as a mid-tower, but in reality it is more like a small full tower.
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February 3, 2010 9:44:26 AM

Do note that you will get no more GPU clearance from the Antec 1200 than most midtowers because they did not make it longer, only taller.

Don't forget these either:

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

When it comes to cases that fit your needs, I tend towards the Raidmax monster or the Lian Li Dragon Lord, but that is just me.

All are great cases that will serve you well.
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February 4, 2010 1:00:57 AM

1mrdad said:
Mid-tower cases can support crossfire. However, if you use a large card like the 5870, things can get cramped especially in crossfire, and in some cases, you may sacrifice HD space. With this particular case, there is ample room for all of your components. It's classified as a mid-tower, but in reality it is more like a small full tower.



I learn something new everyday. That Full Tower case is out of my league, & in this case I plan going into CF with a "mid tower", space an issue ? seems like it will play an issue in space consumption, but no worries, wont consider CF till early 2011, and In this case I verdict that the full towers are to bigfoot for me, and i'll keep my mid tower case.
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February 4, 2010 2:29:36 AM

Thanks or your input everyone, I've decided to get a HAF 922 and switch the red LED fans out for blue ones. It will also support Crossfire (quite easily, too) and has great cable management as well. So going on what randomstar said, I'll be taking a great case and making it what I want.
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February 4, 2010 3:22:52 AM

Best answer selected by Blu3flannel.
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