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Trying to Finalize my Case Decision

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March 16, 2011 4:52:02 PM

Hi there everyone, I'm trying to finalize my decision on what case would be best for my needs. I'm a gamer looking for a Full Tower case, must be able to support two GPU's in SLI, LED's are nice, etc. I enjoy good-looking cases and I'm within a $200 budget.

The three I'm currently torn between are:


In-Win Dragon Rider

Antec 1200 V3

Antec DF-85


They seem to have roughly similar characteristics, but I'm not entirely sure which would be considered "better". So anyway, I'm just wondering which of these cases would be better, and if there's a better option for my needs than the three listed here. :) 

Thanks,
Haunted Eagle

P.S. I'm building my own computer, so a case that's easy to work with is also preferred.

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a c 714 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 7:33:02 PM

I have been very happy with building in Cooler Master cases! I do not have a Haf case though but have one on my wish list for the next build. Quality of Inwin is unknown to me.
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a b ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 7:54:31 PM

Have you looked at the Antec 1200?
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March 16, 2011 8:20:42 PM

From what I understand In-Win's reasonably high quality, though I don't know for sure.

I haven't looked at the Antec 1200 as of yet, but isn't it a reasonably old case model? Not that that matters necessarily, just something I noticed. Also, unlike the two in the original post, there's no ventilation on the right side. Again, not sure if that's a huge deal.

Thanks for the replies!
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a b ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 8:39:44 PM

If not the Antec1200, then the Antec DF85.
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a c 263 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 8:42:57 PM

Antec 1200 or DF 85 and the Coolermaster HAF 932 and HAF X are all great cases. I personally like the DF 85, I have a 1200.
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March 16, 2011 8:50:38 PM

I personally love the HAF cases, although it's really just up to personal opinion.
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March 16, 2011 9:35:24 PM

I must say, that Antec is looking more appealing every time I see it around... :) 

I'm now torn between these:


In-Win Dragon Rider

Antec 1200 V3

Antec DF-85
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a c 714 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 10:12:18 PM

All good cases!
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March 16, 2011 10:29:31 PM

Indeed, but I can't use all three at once. :p 
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a c 714 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 10:34:37 PM

My point is you need to make the final decision!
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March 16, 2011 10:37:29 PM

Ah! :p  Well, at this point I guess it comes down to looks...How difficult would it be to add LED's to fans if they are not shipped with LED's (the Dragon Rider case)? Also, would it be difficult to replace LED's with a different color of LED? (First-time builder, so nothing too complex)
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a c 714 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 10:39:22 PM

The easy way is to replace the fans with fans in the colors you like!
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March 16, 2011 10:40:58 PM

Ah gotcha, sounds good! I'll research that a bit then as far as cost goes, but if I'm going for a stock case it appears that if I like red LED's the DF-85's the way to go! :) 
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a c 714 ) Power supply
March 16, 2011 10:42:55 PM

Haunted_Eagle said:
Ah gotcha, sounds good! I'll research that a bit then as far as cost goes, but if I'm going for a stock case it appears that if I like red LED's the DF-85's the way to go! :) 

I would agree with that.
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March 16, 2011 10:44:34 PM

Sounds good, thanks to everyone for your quick and accurate replies.
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March 17, 2011 9:06:44 AM

Best stick with ones you will definitely know CoolerMaster is still better than Inwin.
dont just buy on the looks only
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a c 91 ) Power supply
March 17, 2011 11:14:04 AM

If you have not come to a firm decision yet, you might want to give the Silverstone RV02 a look.. Its an excellent case with nice silent fans and a very good airflow performance..
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March 17, 2011 10:23:21 PM

The Silverstone looks as though it'd be a bit more difficult to put together...what about this one:

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK
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a c 91 ) Power supply
March 18, 2011 9:17:16 AM

Its only the PSU which is a little difficult to install.. Rest all is pretty easy.. Moreover, once its all done, it looks somewhat better compared to any other conventional layout case..
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