The best air cooling cases on the market, are the Silverstone RV02 or FT02 cases with AP181 fans. Both are now shipping with those fans stock, but you will have to be lucky because of older stock. If you are unlucky here is the best price for the AP181s: http://www.directron.com/ap181.html
You will only need 2 for the GPU and CPU, the one for the HDDs doesn't matter.
Generally, mid towers are more efficient when it comes to cooling when compared to full towers.. The need for a full tower arises with increased number of components (4 or more hard drives, more than a couple of optical drives, more than two video cards, big water cooling setup requiring radiator spacing) and so on.. Sometimes a full tower is chosen on the basis of no fuss future upgrade ability.. But most of the times, a mid tower will suffice.. Coming to recommendations, what is your budget? What preferences do you have for your case apart from the size.? Which components do you wish/have to put in.?
Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe motherboard (ATX)
Asus ENGTX 470
Kingston 4 GB ram (2 sticks of 2 GB each)
Thermaltake 650W PSU
Samsung Dvd Writer
500 GB Seagate HDD
I'm using a Thermaltake Aguila case right now.I'm considering to change my case because:
- I want to lower my GPU temperatures
- Somehow the motherboard doesn't really fit the outputs on the case.It's very hard to plug the speaker cords because the case borders get in the way and same goes for the VGA too.The output side of the graphics card hit the case before perfectly fitting the PCI slot.It's milimetric,but still the left side of the card stays higher than the right part.
I might change the system in near future for I'm having some problems right now,but I probably will get something along those lines.
About budget,it's around 200$ max.
Actually,it's not that I don't want it or something,it just that Silverstone cases are not imported,and I don't want to order a computer component online...
I had to purchase my case online, as my local computer dealer did not carry them. Based on reviews, I went and purchased the case at newegg, where I purchased many computer components in the past, so I had a peace of mind with ordering this bad boy online.
Really speaking, when you're talking about high-end cases there isn't really that much difference in airflow/cooling etc. What you usually end up paying more for is the feature set. At the top of the market most of the cases have more or less the same cooling ability etc. and more often than not very similar features too. The aesthetics of the case is usually the deciding factor as everyone has different tastes.