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June 30, 2011 10:27:50 PM

The CM 212+ is too big for my case I need advice on what case I need to buy.

this also connected to the tread CM HYPER 212+ too big for my case side panel cover need help

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a c 78 ) Power supply
July 1, 2011 2:58:21 AM

What is your budget and are you looking for Mid or Full size?

In the other thread, the Antec 300 was mentioned, which is a great case (get the Antec 300 Illusion from Newegg, if you can). Also the Cooler Master HAF 912 and Cooler Master HAF 922 are good cases. As you go up in budget, it opens up much more options. :D 
July 1, 2011 5:26:24 PM

tecmo34 said:
What is your budget and are you looking for Mid or Full size?

In the other thread, the Antec 300 was mentioned, which is a great case (get the Antec 300 Illusion from Newegg, if you can). Also the Cooler Master HAF 912 and Cooler Master HAF 922 are good cases. As you go up in budget, it opens up much more options. :D 


It between $20 to $80 dollars.
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a c 78 ) Power supply
July 1, 2011 6:11:37 PM

I would recommend Antec 300 Illusion in that price range, followed by the Cooler Master HAF 912.
July 1, 2011 9:26:19 PM

tecmo34 said:
I would recommend Antec 300 Illusion in that price range, followed by the Cooler Master HAF 912.


Thanks i'll look at those, any other cases I need to look at?

The case I'm looking can be mid or full tower case.
July 2, 2011 12:07:47 AM

tecmo34 said:
Here is a Newegg Case Comparison.


There all good but I just need a case that can fit my 212+ that's all.

Anybody else have any case I can look at?
a c 78 ) Power supply
July 2, 2011 12:46:01 AM

The Antec 300 Illusion will fit the Cooler Master 212+ without issues. Here is a build I did with the same cooler and case.

a c 78 ) Power supply
July 2, 2011 1:23:32 AM

It looks like the case should be big enough (wide enough) for the 212 +, so if you like the case I would say go for it...
July 2, 2011 2:32:17 AM

tecmo34 said:
It looks like the case should be big enough (wide enough) for the 212 +, so if you like the case I would say go for it...


Big enough IDK wide enough maybe. But it's the height that's counts. Will it be high enough to clear the 212+?
a c 78 ) Power supply
July 2, 2011 2:46:34 AM

In the case, width is what matters for a heat sink. This is the height of the case from the ground up when it's on its side. Height is the measurement of the case from ground up when it's upright.
July 2, 2011 5:41:15 PM

tecmo34 said:
In the case, width is what matters for a heat sink. This is the height of the case from the ground up when it's on its side. Height is the measurement of the case from ground up when it's upright.


Oh ok I see your point so you think that the LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case is wide enough for the 212+?
a c 78 ) Power supply
July 2, 2011 8:22:18 PM

At 9.80" wide, it should not have issues with the 212+ heat sink.
July 8, 2011 3:47:16 PM

tecmo34 said:
At 9.80" wide, it should not have issues with the 212+ heat sink.

Ok thanks.