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October 2, 2011 11:24:18 PM

I could use some help guys, I am looking for a case for my build that meets the following:

-Big enough to fit a 10.6" graphics card
-Dust filters on the fans
-Adequate cooling/air flow
-Looks good (going to be in a public place, but can still look like a gaming computer)
-Cable routing behind the motherboard is a huge bonus
-Less than $180
-Interior color that matches exterior color also a huge bonus


I've looked at dozens of cases on New Egg. For each one I end up finding something that ruins it. For example, I can't use what I originally planned to use - the Antec 900 - because it is not big enough for my graphics card.

Thanks in advance :) 


EDIT: I have decided on the Antec 1200, thank you JackNeylorPE

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October 3, 2011 12:01:38 AM

Antec 1200 V3 is $160 and has rather sedate looks.
Antec DF-85 is a bit aggressive looking and $155.

HAF -X and HAF-932 are other options as is HAF-922
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October 3, 2011 12:04:14 AM

Check out Silverstone Raven02 and Raven03, they will fit very big graphics cards.

Other possibilities of course are the HAF 932 and 942.
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October 3, 2011 12:22:51 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Antec 1200 V3 is $160 and has rather sedate looks.
Antec DF-85 is a bit aggressive looking and $155.

HAF -X and HAF-932 are other options as is HAF-922



I think I am going to go with the Antec 1200. It has everything I want. I originally didn't go for it because it was so much money, but it looks like I'm going to be spending that much to get what I want :p  Thanks!
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October 3, 2011 12:24:36 AM

rvilkman said:
Check out Silverstone Raven02 and Raven03, they will fit very big graphics cards.

Other possibilities of course are the HAF 932 and 942.



I looked at both the HAF cases, but I like the Antec 1200 more than them. I do not like the look of the Raven series at all, but they are nice cases.
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October 3, 2011 1:45:40 AM

Inwin dragon rider :-)
**edit, sorry just realised you've already chosen the antec 12, nvm :-)
Moto
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October 3, 2011 4:26:36 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Inwin dragon rider :-)
**edit, sorry just realised you've already chosen the antec 12, nvm :-)
Moto



Damn that case is sick. And it has all the features I want. I would consider it, but unfortunately the people who I am building this for probably wouldn't appreciate the sweet design :( 
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October 3, 2011 4:27:25 AM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
How about NZXT Phantom?


I don't like that the there is no mesh in the front like the majority of gaming cases on the market. Seems like there would be an airflow problem? Just my take on it.
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October 3, 2011 4:45:44 AM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
How about NZXT Phantom?


I looked into it some more. Seems that the Full Tower version has chronic problems with the fan controllers. Don't want to risk that really...
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