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February 8, 2010 9:07:52 PM

hello there, i have become bored with my old Jeantech aqua case, because of all the scratches it has (i bought it like it).
i've been trying to find a case, but i've found about 10 which i like. i hope you can help me find the best one:

nzxt, lexa S,
nzxt m59,
nzxt whispear,
nzxt hades
nzxt tempast/evo
nzxt zero 2
nzxt apollo
thermaltake V9
coolermaster CM Storm Scout

my idea case is a case which looks totally Agressive/ to be a gaming case, to standout from the crowd, and have great airflow and performance. and i do want it to hold my Xigmatek, thor's hammer cpu heatsink in it.
if you know any other cases which are below $130/£70 which mite be better then the ones listed, please tell me. thank you. :pt1cable: 

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February 8, 2010 10:20:43 PM

Coolermaster HAF 952 is a great case. I like all of cooler master's cases....and HAF looks insane in person. ($110)

Thermaltake Armor + MX is ($130) is a beauty and tremendous build quality.

Thermaltake Element G is a very elegant but aggressive at the same time, like it as well. ($130)
February 8, 2010 10:54:07 PM

Looks are up to you,

as long as it has a decent amount of fans, your oc'ing will be fine (I turned off every fan in my case once except for the rear exaust on low and hs fan, and my temps only rose 1 degree)

And make sure it has cable management and other features you like
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February 9, 2010 3:38:40 PM

but they all do. i do love the HAF 932 but it is £30 out of my price range.
February 9, 2010 4:09:52 PM


lexa S

M59

Whispear

Hades

Tempest EVO

Apollo

thermaltake V9

CM Storm Scout

you can't tell alot wih these pictures but you can see the most amazing looking ones. (bearing in mind i'm 15)
February 9, 2010 8:30:48 PM

that is the nicest cases i've seen :o 
February 9, 2010 8:56:33 PM

i've nawwed it down to 3 cases. the CM Storm Scout because i love the red LED fans,
it's full towwer and room for liquid cooling at an affordable price.
the Lancool dragon master. it's a simplistic design but has great unique features.
and the nzxt lexa S. looks kickass, cools kickass, at a kickass price.
February 9, 2010 9:48:18 PM

Storm scout is a good case but it's not fulltower, I personally like that lian li for, especially for the price.
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February 9, 2010 11:30:01 PM

The NZXT Lexa S is the ugliest case I've seen in awhile. NZXT also tends to have sharp edges in their cheaper cases.

The Sniper is great, but you could always buy red LED fans for any case.

I am still an advocate for the Dragonlord, it is the highest quality, cools the best, and has a lot of cool features all in a very good looking package.
February 10, 2010 3:12:24 AM

AMW1011 said:
The NZXT Lexa S is the ugliest case I've seen in awhile. NZXT also tends to have sharp edges in their cheaper cases.

The Sniper is great, but you could always buy red LED fans for any case.

I am still an advocate for the Dragonlord, it is the highest quality, cools the best, and has a lot of cool features all in a very good looking package.

While I would personally go with the CM 690 II Advanced, I don't think either it or the Lian Li K62 can move as much air as the Hades with it's 2x200mm intake/1x120mm+2(1 optional)x140mm exhaust fans.
a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2010 3:30:45 AM

There is much more to cooling than airflow, though it makes a large part of it. I was also referring to his more condensed list.
February 10, 2010 4:03:00 AM

AMW1011 said:
There is much more to cooling than airflow, though it makes a large part of it. I was also referring to his more condensed list.

I see nothing unique about the K62's design that would give it better cooling with less airflow than the Hades. I'm not saying the K62 is a bad case (I like it a lot myself) but claiming it has superior cooling than cases with similar or even better airflow seems like a bit of a stretch.

Also, you said it had the best cooling in your first post before the list had been narrowed down.
February 11, 2010 8:22:25 PM

i Read bad reviews about the hades. the thing i like about it, is that it looks a proper BEAST.
the lexa S is also an alright case. hell, anything have got to be better then my AQUA case
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