Hello guys, I am on the fence about getting a nice case for my rig that will give me some good air flow. This are the one that I have chosen. What i am looking for in the case
-Under $100 if possible.
-Good looking case
-Good for cable management
-something that will I could put a
H70,80,100 etc or a Noctua or Cool Master hyper evo..
What i want to put in it
cpu: Intel 2600k (will overclock with mother board EZ noob friendly way)
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V (here is the link to the mobo) hope it helps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131729
Ram: 16gb Corsair Vengeance (Will be doing video editing)
Gfx Card:EVGA: GTX570 or ATI 6970 (Undecided)
OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold
I chose this corsair, because of the fact that I can add some fans " I want purple color fans". It also supports the No maintenance water coolers from Corsair. It also has this grommets for a clean cable management look.
I doubt you could go wrong with the HAF 922. Afterall, HAF stands for High Air Flow. Just for comparison...
I have the poor man's version; the HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , and with a 200mm fan in the front, 2 120mm fans on top, a 140mm fan on the side, and the 120mm rear fan... it has excellent air flow and cooling. Surprisingly, it's not too loud either. One recommendation; get the largest size fans the openings will accept. The larger fans move more air with less noise.
Your graphics card choices should be no problem, either. I have 2 HD 6850s and the side fan is blowing on them plus their own fans exhausting. And my processor is a big ol' hot Phenom II x4 980 w/aftermarket air, mildly OC'd. Your 2600K should run even cooler.
I don't have the HAF 922, so I can't speak for cable management, but the HAF 912 provides adequate room behind the mobo panel to hide cables. The HAF 922, being larger, should do even better.
I'll leave the other brands you mentioned to someone who has used them...