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September 17, 2010 8:56:56 PM

Hi I have a thermaltake xaser iihttp://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-112-1.htm which is quite a few years old . I want to know if it would be wise to get a new case for better air flo and if so which ones are good? My budget is around $130 and would prefer it to have a side window and be tool less.

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September 17, 2010 11:03:19 PM

will i get better air flow from a newer case?
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September 17, 2010 11:51:52 PM

If you are looking to improve air flow, I would look to get the Cooler Master 922, which is under $90 on Newegg.com. Your case looks pretty nice but is slightly outdated compared to some of the newer cases.
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September 18, 2010 12:10:45 AM

does the tempest come with dust filters?
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a c 77 ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 12:21:32 AM

From what I've seen, the Tempest EVO has dust filters but I would go with the Cooler Master HAF 922 in that price range... IMO
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a b ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 1:06:52 AM

The HAF series is really overrated, and the 922 especially so. All the cases I suggested will cool better.
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September 18, 2010 1:09:17 AM

the tempest evo looks nice but do the top fans have filters?
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a c 91 ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 2:42:14 AM

IMO Thermaltake cases have very poor quality build.. Upgrading should fetch you a case with a better build quality and airflow.. I'd recommend the Lancool PC K-62.. Its a Lian-Li subsidiary and exhibits nice build quality along with very good toolless features and airflow..
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a b ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 3:09:37 AM

bs983 said:
the tempest evo looks nice but do the top fans have filters?


Exhaust fans don't really need filters, its the intake fans that do.
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September 18, 2010 3:19:26 AM

true
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September 18, 2010 3:21:05 AM

are there any full tower cases for $100 or less
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a c 77 ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 4:08:23 AM

Not that are worth anything really.

The Cooler Master HAF 922 or Cooler Master CM690 II Adanced are about as close to a full without being a full size you can get.
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September 18, 2010 1:07:21 PM

how good is the antec 900 case?
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a c 77 ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 1:16:01 PM

Antec 900 is a great case. It is one of the most popular cases of all times. It is a little outdated in the cable management but still performs among the best out. (Antec 902 is the updated version)
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a b ) Power supply
September 18, 2010 6:23:27 PM

The Antec 900 is pretty poor, I own one. I really can't recommend it. The cable management, design, material, and build quality are all below that of most other cases in the price range, Cooler Master does much better.

A decent full tower for $100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Either, they just have different colors, are good cases. The build quality is decent, the materials are decent, cable management is decent, cooling is good, and price is good. Your choice.
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