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April 5, 2011 7:23:21 AM

Hey, I'm going to be building a computer soon and i've picked out every part but the case, so far i've got.

i5 2500k
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Motherboard
Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
ASUS GTX580 DirectCUii
G.Skill Ripjaw x memory (2x4)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1tb HDD
Corsair HX850

But for the case i want one with good cooling with enough room for the CPU cooler and the rest of components. I personally like the look of the Corsair 600T and the NZXT Phantom but don't know if there good cases.

Open to suggestions

Thanks

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a c 91 ) Power supply
April 5, 2011 10:23:44 AM

What's your budget..? A CM HAF-X will fit all that hardware and more..
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April 5, 2011 12:30:55 PM

225 MAX. I was looking at the HAF X but i don't like the look of it and i heard it's a dust trap.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
April 5, 2011 6:26:37 PM

Honestly, I too don't like the looks of the HAF-X (or any other case in the HAF series for that matter).. Anyway, for your budget, my top two recommendations will be the Silverstone Raven RV02-EW and the Lian-Li PC A70f.. Both are excellent cases.. If however you can increase your budget to about 250$, you can get the best case available in the market today i.e. the Silverstone Fortress FT02..
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April 6, 2011 1:42:48 AM

But will there be a dramatic increase in temps etc... if i pick the NZXT Phantom?
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a c 77 ) Power supply
April 6, 2011 1:45:42 AM

If you like the Corsair 600T, I would highly recommend going with the Corsair 650D. I replaced my Antec 1200 with the Corsair 650D and couldn't be happier! Temps haven't changed (actually a little better), plus I get more room within the case and better cable management.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
April 6, 2011 3:53:30 AM

Temps will surely be better when compared to the Phantom.. But more than that, you'll get a case with better build quality and better aesthetics (IMHO).. You'll be getting what you paid for..
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