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November 9, 2011 11:51:43 AM

Hey I am planning a new build and I need suggestions for good cases.

Basically i have $100 to $200 (AUS) to spend and I want something that looks good and has good cooling and build quality but isn't huge or heavy... I am a real fan of Alien-ware cases, so something with a similar style would interest me. So far I have considered...

CM 690 II Advanced - This I like because its cheap and highly-reviewed/recommended but looks too plain
NZXT Phantom - This one looks great I think but seems a bit big (full tower) and will have to be shipped in as no store in my area carry it
CM HAF 922 - Good size and airflow but looks ugly IMHO
Corsair 600T White - Looks great but seems have very poor airflow

Anyone have any of these? What do you think and anyone got anything else interesting.
November 9, 2011 12:00:34 PM

2394865,1,1023971 said:
Hey I am planning a new build and I need suggestions for good cases.

CAN YOU PLZ TELL YOUR SYSTEM SPEC AND WHAT WILL BE THE MAIN USAGE OF YOUR RIG ,ITS FOR GAMING OR JUST FOR NORMAL USAGE .

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November 9, 2011 12:07:00 PM

LOTG said:
Hey I am planning a new build and I need suggestions for good cases.

Basically i have $100 to $200 (AUS) to spend and I want something that looks good and has good cooling and build quality but isn't huge or heavy... I am a real fan of Alien-ware cases, so something with a similar style would interest me. So far I have considered...

CM 690 II Advanced - This I like because its cheap and highly-reviewed/recommended but looks too plain
NZXT Phantom - This one looks great I think but seems a bit big (full tower) and will have to be shipped in as no store in my area carry it
CM HAF 922 - Good size and airflow but looks ugly IMHO
Corsair 600T White - Looks great but seems have very poor airflow

Anyone have any of these? What do you think and anyone got anything else interesting.



My order preference:

1- Phantom
2- 690 II Advance
3- HAF 922
4- 600T White


rambaye said:
2394865,1,1023971 said:
Hey I am planning a new build and I need suggestions for good cases.

CAN YOU PLZ TELL YOUR SYSTEM SPEC AND WHAT WILL BE THE MAIN USAGE OF YOUR RIG ,ITS FOR GAMING OR JUST FOR NORMAL USAGE .
said:


Please create your own thread.
November 9, 2011 12:28:14 PM

rambaye said:
2394865,1,1023971 said:
Hey I am planning a new build and I need suggestions for good cases.

CAN YOU PLZ TELL YOUR SYSTEM SPEC AND WHAT WILL BE THE MAIN USAGE OF YOUR RIG ,ITS FOR GAMING OR JUST FOR NORMAL USAGE .
said:


Its a gaming machine the specs are roughly

CPU: 2500k
MB: Asus p8z68-v-pro
GPU: 2 x GTX275s initially will upgrade to one or two GTX570s in the future
Cooler: noctu u12-se2
Ram: 8GB probably 1600 g-skill ripjaw-x
PSU: Cosiar TX750
November 9, 2011 1:09:51 PM

This is an excellent case with USB 3 from an Australia store (in fact, I buy from them all the time.) http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/42416-rv02b-ew-usb3

It will hold an SLI setup easily, plus it is of quality construction (yes the other cases mentioned are quality, espcecially the 600T, I got to review one of those. But the RV02 is of a particularly high standard.)

Weighs in at $199. :) 
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November 9, 2011 1:50:22 PM

The 600T is a great cooling case. It's airflow is well designed and provides superior cooling to the components. You may want to mod out the top fan, a 200 mm for two 120 mm fans, for even better cooling. (I replaced it with two Xigmatek 120 mm fans with 60+ cfm @ >20 dB). For your dual GPU you may want to mount the 200 mm fan in the mesh window to blow down on the GPUs. But it is a great case with superior cooling.
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