Suggestions on a computer case

Hello,

I'm looking to buy a new computer case. One I hope to keep for several years.
It needs to support ATX-Full MB, longer than normal video card, and have the hard drives down at the base of the case.

I'd prefer the case to be compartmentalized in a manner similar to the old HP Blackbird case. I found the design of that case to be very efficient.

I would also prefer the case to have a back panel that I could run my cables through so they wouldn't be inside the primary compartment of the case (except for connections of course).

I'm not worried about cost, and I don't need any bling on the case. I just want a big, and efficient case that will provide excellent cooling.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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  1. For my latest build, I'm using a Lian Li PC-K60WB - Fits the bill. Doesn't have a removable motherboard tray, though. It's steel, not aluminum. And the fittings are plastic. But for a hundred bucks, it's really hard to argue those points. 120mm exhaust fan in the usual place, 3 140mm fans - 2 exhaust in the top, and one at the bottom as an intake. It's a little deeper than a standard case, and will fit the latest (really big) GPU's. PSU mounts in the bottom of the case, as does the HDD rack. Nearly tool~less, with levers and latches for almost everything, including the PCI slots.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9568/cst-939/Lian_Li_Dragon_Lord_PC-K60WB_Lancool_Black_Mid_Tower_Gaming_Case_w_Window_CrossfireX_and_3-Way_SLI_Ready.html


    {edit} I did drool over this customized Lian Li V1110A for a long time... But didn't...

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/7664/cst-725_10.jpg/cst-754/Custom_Lian_Li_V_Silent_Series_PC-V1110A_Silver_Mid_Tower_Case_w_Full_Size_Bolt-On_Window.html
  2. HAF 932 fits the role of big and excellent cooling extremely well, has its HDDs at the bottom front, and is absolutely massive so you shouldnt have a problem fitting a 5970 or any other huge card in.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
  3. +1 what hunter 315 said.
  4. Can't go wrong with the Antec line, 900, 902, 1200 they are all modular so you can put the HDD's wherever you like, buy a 120 fan for the side and you will never want for cooling. The HAF line is dead sexy as well but I like the looks of the Antec better. Get a 1200(or p193) and you can get the CP Series power supply from Antec that is seriously nice. Finally I am considering the Silverstone Raven RE2, but it may not be to your taste. http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV02

    disclaimer: I own an Antec 900 right now.
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