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Best full tower atx case

I'm looking for a full tower case to replace my Thermaltake Tsunami. I was hoping to get some opinions on full tower atx cases.

I'm looking for something with good thermals, low noise, and feature rich. There are a few features that I believe are must haves:
- Grometed cable routing
- open front panel (no doors on the front)
- external I/O panel with USB 3.0
- room for internal radiators
- flexible drive bay configurations
- dust filters
- cpu back plate cutout
- room for very large video cards (7970)

Options that would be nice to have:
- external SATA dock
- Fan controls
- Side window
-hot swap 3.5 bays

Oh, and I'm trying to do this for under $200

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Corsair 600t white. Matches your needs perfectly although I have no idea on price in $.

    Just bought the case myself, could easily put a 120mm rad in the back, 240mm on top and front and probably 2x240mm on the sidepanel (with the mesh).

    It fits all your "needs" and also 3/5 of your optionals.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005

    The case is alot bigger than youd expect, came in about an inch lower down than my Df-85; however it also comes in about 3 inches wider.

    The cable management on the case is phenominal and from builds ive seen is basically an insult having any cables going over the mobo.

    The HDD cages can be configured around and with them rotated around there a dream to install.

    After switching my build over form the DF-85 it was easy to install everything but it took time due to wanting perfection.

    The lighting on the case is nice and subtle, noise is low with rubber pads for all your fans. The fan controller is very smooth and easy to connect everything up (can control upto 5 fans (3 pin power connectors)).

    There is ALOT of room at the back for cables and also huge backplate access. Rubber gromets on the mobo tray are everywhere and if you need anymore then your doing it wrong.
  3. Thanks it looks like it meets my needs, just wish it wasn't white. The black version doesn't have a window :(
  4. take a look at the nzxt switch 810



    also comes in black

  5. Corsair Obsidian 800D
    Quite literally the case is gigantic , separate air channels, lots of room for Watercooling
    and will take giant gpu's
    I don't know if you have them still available over there, but check one out.
    This is my Bias and personal opinion based on the fact that I have and use one of them
  6. Antec 1200 V3

    Silverstone TJ07 or FT02
  7. HAF-X, Obsidian 800D, Corsair 600T, Silverstone TEMJIN!!!
  8. So I realized that most of these full tower cases are too big to fit the location I have available. So it looks like I'm going to try and find a larger mid-tower.

    I've narrowed my choices down to the following cases:
    Corsair 650D
    Corsair 600T
    Corsair 500R
    Coolermaster 690 II
    Cougar Evolution

    I've included the last 2 because they're just really well priced. If I can save $100 on a case I can spend that money on upgrading the cooling system.
  9. Best answer
    690 II is a very good case.if you can manage then 500r otherwise 690 II because i find 650d and 600t good but highly priced.
  10. So I had narrowed it down to either the 690II or the 650D, but just as I was about to grab the 690II I found an amazing deal on the 650D making it cheaper than a 500R, and grabbed it.

    Thanks for all the help.
  11. Best answer selected by mfarlow.
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