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Antec 900, need a newer case with better wire management.

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February 20, 2011 12:12:14 AM

Like the title says. i currently have an antec 900. I have had this case for 2 years. I LOVE IT. I have built 3 systems for friends/family with this case and at least half a dozen friends have bought this case from my recommendation. Best case ever for cooling, it looks great to. However. the wire management sucks in this case. I have seen mods people did by using a dremmel or tin snips and cut some holes in the motherboard plate near the top to route wires through. i don't want to do that. I know there are antec models based on this same design that are newer. are any of them better with the wire issues? can anyone suggest a case as good as this that has good wire management?

i have seen the antec 900 2 v3
the antec 1200
the lanboy

etc...

none of the pictures show the inside of the case though.
a c 77 ) Power supply
February 20, 2011 12:35:33 AM

As a replacement, the Cooler Master HAF 922 is the best choice / upgrade.

The newer Antec cases have better cable management but they still fall short with the room behind the motherboard like the HAF 922.
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a c 274 ) Power supply
February 20, 2011 12:51:49 AM

I have a 902 and the cable management is good, better if you have a modular psu.
I also have a CM690II and the cable management is even better,only problem is the build quality isn't as good as an Antec.
Too much plastic and thinner side panels.
My 902 has 3 more fans and runs much quieter.
Obviously there's a difference in price but you get what you pay for.
Both units have excellent filtered airflow and don't look like a college art project.
I think you know half of what i'm referring too.
The new 902 is a no-brainer if you liked your 900.
Some upgrades like a 2.5" ssd tray and usb3 are nice for a modern set-up.
And finally a cpu-cut-out.
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a c 135 ) Power supply
February 20, 2011 1:07:05 AM

For full towers, the DF-85 is the best case I have ever built with for ease of assembly, overall design, ruggedability and cable management. The HAF-X comes in a close 2nd. The are both significant step up from the 1200 and 932.

In mid towers, I like the DF-35 and HAF-922 tho the latter getting a bit long in the tooth.
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February 20, 2011 10:51:42 AM

looks like 902 is the way to go. i like the looks of the 900 better ( the top of the case ) but its worth the trade.
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February 20, 2011 12:25:46 PM

Best answer selected by hatebreeder.
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March 6, 2011 11:38:09 PM

followup question, obviously the 902 was put out as an answer to the problems that were found with the 900. does the 1200 ( full tower ) have as good as cable management as the 900 or the 902? as well what are the benefits of the 1200 vs the 902 other than just the size?
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a c 77 ) Power supply
March 6, 2011 11:55:23 PM

Antec 1200 V3 is the like the 902 version of 900. It is updated to address cable management & other concerns. The Antec DF-85 is the updated/better version of the Antec 1200 cases (if you can handle the looks).
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March 6, 2011 11:58:25 PM

it looks crazy, i like the 900-1200 series ALOT better.
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a c 77 ) Power supply
March 7, 2011 12:06:34 AM

If you want a really nice case, I would look at either the Corsair 650D or Silverstone RV02 but you are looking at $50 more (depending on case).
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