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April 4, 2010 5:23:47 PM

I'm looking for a tower that has good cable management and a removable CPU backplate for easy custom heatsink installation. I've already seen a few, but all in the hundreds of dollars range. Are there any towers out there that meet my requirements without costing me a small fortune and look decent at the same time? Preferably one under a hundred dollars. I'm tired of reusing my over two year old Gateway GT5644E tower. Any suggestions?

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April 4, 2010 5:32:10 PM

The HAF 922 has a cutout for the CPU backplate so you can get to it easily without removing the motherboard, it also has decent cable management.

The CM 690 II advanced has a similar cutout and potentially slightly better cable management.

Best solution to cable management though, dont get a case with a window, then it doesnt matter.
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April 4, 2010 6:36:37 PM


Another good option is to get a Modular power supply, so you don't have to attach cables you don't need.
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April 4, 2010 10:17:29 PM

I think what you really mean is you are looking for a case that has a motherboard tray with a large opening for access to a cpu heatsink's backplate. There are plenty of such cases $150.00 or less.

Antec cases have already been mentioned.

HAF 932
HAF 922
Storm Sniper
Storm Scout

The entire line of Lian Li / Lancool Dragon Lord cases have motherboard trays with openings and good cable management:

April 4, 2010 11:54:43 PM

Best answer selected by DespoticDave.
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April 5, 2010 12:34:52 AM

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