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January 4, 2011 5:45:35 PM

I'm about to order the components for my build, but I was unsure on which chassis to choose. I am undecided between these two:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Elite 430
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6654

It's worth noting I'm using this motherboard: Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 and a Sapphire Radeon 6850 Toxic Editionn

I'm wondering if it's just personal preference or if either case is superior.

Thanks in advance.

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January 4, 2011 5:53:11 PM

Antec 300 Illusion.

*Better cable management
*More fan spaces
*Looks better


Both are compatible as they are ATX, if that is what you are asking.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2011 10:29:03 PM

^+1

The Antec 300 is a great case with a simple design. I had one for a year before I upgraded to a full tower, and I loved it. I installed 2 hard drive fans (which the Illusion comes with and saves you on the cost of a fan) and a side fan and consistently got maximum temps in the low 50s under full load with 2 GTX 460s.

That said, the CM Elite 430 doesn't look like a bad case, but I would take the Antec any day.
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2011 12:15:05 PM

Looks like the Antec has better cooling and the CM better cable management and a toolless design..
a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2011 1:33:42 PM

Go for the antec cooler temps then the cooler master and the sale on newegg make it an obvious choice get it today :D 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2011 7:40:38 PM

jsc said:
Looks like the Antec has better cooling and the CM better cable management and a toolless design..


That's basically the best way to sum up the differences between the two. I do get disappointed with Antec's disregard for cable management in their higher-end cases.
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