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Which case for i2500k gaming rig?

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Which is the best case?

Total: 17 votes (6 blank votes)

  • CM HAF 922M
  • 0 %
  • CM HAF 932
  • 46 %
  • Antec 900 two V3
  • 19 %
  • Antec D-85
  • 0 %
  • Antec 1200 V3
  • 37 %
  • Thermaltake V9 black edition
  • 0 %
  • Thermaltake Armor A90
  • 0 %
January 16, 2012 10:00:28 PM

My components:

CPU: Intel 2500K
Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Gene Z Gen3 Z68 S1155 mATX
Case: ?
PSU: Corsair enthusiast TX750M
Cooling: Hyper 212 EVO
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB PC3-12800
HD: WD black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB 3.5inch SATA HD
Drive: Samsung SH-222AL

I want to make sure my components will fit in the case with a little room to spare. I would like a case with front USB 3.0, good cooling, quiet and good cable management. Bonus: Fan control and liquid cooling ready.

Please vote on the case you would choose based on the selected components. Any advice welcomed.

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a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2012 10:24:15 PM

You should choose by style. Those are all decent cases, and all will work for you. Pick by price and by looks. There are many cheaper cases that will work as well; just trawl Newegg.
a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2012 10:58:55 PM

+1, get the case you think looks best in your home
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a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2012 11:43:10 PM

Hi :) 

Shame Lian Li isnt on that list ...expensive but brilliant...

All the best Brett :) 
January 17, 2012 12:00:20 AM

Hello, since you're OCing you probably want a good to decent ventilated case. CM is a great budget case brand and to me it's quite stylish I love the looks. I'm doing a i5 not overclocking though but my rosewill destroyer is coming with x2 120m case fans, and 1 LED front fan. It's ventilated pretty good and very cheap around $60. Since you didn't give a budget and there's a vote up there I'm going to presume you can afford it so I'd go with the CM haf 932. :) 

P.S. rosewill destroyer is a midtower
a c 111 ) Power supply
January 17, 2012 12:46:03 AM

Why not corsair cases?
January 17, 2012 1:52:26 AM

Me? I don't like the brand corsair...I'll check out the cases anyways and see what I think. :D 
a c 275 ) Power supply
January 17, 2012 1:55:18 AM

Any of the CM or Antec cases are good choices.
Not big on Tt cases = not as good quality as CM/Antec imo.
January 17, 2012 2:13:12 AM

I really like the CM haf cases, but my rosewill destroyer comes with x3 fans not that stylish. But has a LED front light. :) 
a b ) Power supply
January 17, 2012 2:34:08 AM

I voted Antec 1200 V3. The 932 is equally good imo. I'm more of a mid-tower guy personally so I would have liked to have seen the CM 690 II or Fractal Design Arc Midi. You might also give the Silverstone Raven RV02-WE a look as well. Good luck in deciding.
January 17, 2012 3:32:36 AM

ah ur going air the 932 then but if u want the best of the best in aircool the ft02 or Rv02 they look they same XD
January 17, 2012 2:40:31 PM

I chose the Fractal Design Core 3000 mid tower. It's like the Arc Midi, but it's more of a budget case. Paid around $60 for it. Love it so far, but like most have said, get one that you don't mind looking at.
January 17, 2012 2:42:59 PM

CM haf is in the lead
January 17, 2012 3:17:00 PM

I motion the HAF-X, many fans, great airflow from what I've experienced, plenty of room to add. I'm about to upgrade to a dual rad water system. Case is awesome.