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Advice on which case to get

I have finally chosen what parts i will be getting for my new pc build but still haven't chosen the case. What I plan to put in the case are:
A Radeon 7950 (a month or two after release for the price to go down a bit)
i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
ASUS P8Z68-V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
Patriot Signature 8GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220570
Thermaltake Frio
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
Seagate Barracuda 2Tb (maybe two in Raid)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

The cases I have my eye on are the:
HAF X (Blue Edition, i hate the way red looks)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119239
Haf 932 Blue
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213
Cooler Master Storm Trooper
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245&Tpk=storm%20trooper
Rosewill Thor V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

If there are any other good cases out there that i havent heard of, feel free to recommend them, though I want a full tower, because my brothers HAF 912 looks pretty cramped.
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  1. Going by the prices you posted, I think this case is BANG for the buck.

    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

    That or the 400R will be my next case.
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    Better pricing.= your ram and mobo are good deals.
    Intel Core i5 2500K
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1130
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=INTEL
    Corsair Professional HX850W
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC2373&vpn=CMPSU-850HX&manufacture=CORSAIR
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR8182&vpn=ST2000DM001&manufacture=SEAGATE
    Thermaltake Frio
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14660AC7712&vpn=CLP0564&manufacture=THERMALTAKE
    The Frio is on the loud side.
    Cheaper coolers would be fine even for oc'ing a 2500K.
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER
    Coolermaster Storm Trooper EATX
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/238117/SGC-5000-KKN1/COOLERMASTER/
    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4329&vpn=CC650DW&manufacture=CORSAIR
    Antec Eleven Hundred
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237970/ELEVEN%20HUNDRED/ANTEC/
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC8028&vpn=ELEVEN%20HUNDRED&manufacture=OTHERS
    Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 V3
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=036312
    Silverstone RV02B-EW Raven 2 Evolution
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231795/Silverstone_Technology/RV02B_EW/
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=22170AC3942&vpn=RV02B-EW&manufacture=SILVERSTONE%20TECHNOLOGY
    Silverstone RV03B-W Raven 3 Black
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC5642&vpn=RV03B-W&manufacture=OTHERS
  3. 600t 650d 500r
  4. Tons of great cases out there, just depends on what you like. Here are a few of my favs:

    (descending in price)

    Silverstone Raven RV02B-EW $189.99
    Lancool K-63 $109.99
    Fractal Design Arc Midi $99.99
    CM 690 II Advanced $89.99
    Lancool K-57 $59.99
    Bitfenix Shinobi $59.99
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  6. some thoughts

    - since you want to wait 2 months until after the release of the radeon i would have a look at the new kepler generation nvidia cards (gk107 and if you wait maybe a little bit longer gk106); unless you are an amd fanboy the new kepler cards have the potential to induce major shifts in the gpu market
    - about that time i think the new ivy bridge intel cpus are bound to come out which will again be a tad better than the 2500k
    - are you really planning to overclock that much? i've bought myself an expensive cpu fan like this cause the noise of the stock cooler was annoying, but in retrospec a much cheaper silent cooler with a good heatsink (you can get good ones for ~20 bucks) would have done the same thing for me - i personally would not buy another $50+ cpu cooler; imo save some money there and spend a few extra bucks to replace the (presumably) crappy case fans with some silent air penetrator ap121, be quiet silent wings, noctua, etc.
    - thailand flood hdd price extravaganza has not cooled down yet, in ~3 months the prices should be lower, and it will probably take even longer than that until they normalize, unless you really need that 2tb drive for storage don't buy it (and sure as hell don't get 2 of them); get an ssd instead if you don't already have one for your os (having had one for a good while now i don't know how i ever lived without) and keep your old drives until the prices settle in like q3/q4 2012

    finally, after waiting those ~3 months you will have to revisit the entire build anyway
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