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February 8, 2012 9:00:02 PM

I need help choosing a case for a gaming rig. My budget is $2K. I really like the Corsair 600t, but isn't $200.00 (newegg), total after everything, too much for this budget? I'm a first time builder. I'm also considering Corsair 500r (white) and Cooler Master Haf 321. Please help.

I can get the Corsair 600t from TigerDirect for only 149.99, tax-free and free shipping, but I don't trust UPS shipping this heavy case to Cali from IL. and then I have to send it back which would cost me the same and plus the hassle.

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February 8, 2012 9:58:00 PM

Is your budget 2k$ tight or with spare, also what type of components do you plan on having, gives us a better idea, and also to possibly help you with component choices to fit your budget and get the most out of it.
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February 8, 2012 11:22:05 PM

brianmz said:
Is your budget 2k$ tight or with spare, also what type of components do you plan on having, gives us a better idea, and also to possibly help you with component choices to fit your budget and get the most out of it.


I will get:

i5 2500k
HD 7970
Samsung 830 66GB SSD
Seagate 1 TB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium
Optical Drive: Sony
SeaSonic X-650
CM 212 EVO
Asus Z68 Gen 3
Corsair 8GB RAM

Thanks! :) 
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February 9, 2012 2:12:09 AM

I was just looking at that case . It was $ 159.00 and free shipping . Nice product . Doors are nice , good cable management , top fan ( 200mm ) ? can be removed to accept 120mm x 2 wc rad if wanted . Solid mid-tower case . good luck
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February 9, 2012 3:51:12 AM

Yah huh ? $ 10.00 dif on white edition but $200.00 ? wuhhh?
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February 9, 2012 7:40:13 AM

Kanivakil said:
I will get:

i5 2500k
HD 7970
Samsung 830 66GB SSD
Seagate 1 TB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium
Optical Drive: Sony
SeaSonic X-650
CM 212 EVO
Asus Z68 Gen 3
Corsair 8GB RAM

Thanks! :) 


They are suggesting some nice cases withing your budget.
I would suggest http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SuperSpeed-Interior...
If size isn't an issue and it's still under 200$.
Supposed to be the case with best airflow as of 2011 if I'm not mistaken.
Has USB 3.0, side panel and plenty of space for future upgrades.
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February 9, 2012 4:12:55 PM

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series $169.00 .. $159.00 with rebate card but $19.99 shipping . Nice looking case .
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February 9, 2012 4:30:06 PM

rufus_22 said:
Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series $169.00 .. $159.00 with rebate card but $19.99 shipping . Nice looking case .


I'm just doing to go with the CM Haf 932 (free shipping). Haf X is way too big. There is no justification to purchase a case for over $200 with a budget of $2K so that one can just stick their CPU components in there. Players view their monitors, not the gaming rig.

Haf 932 has over 2,000 reviews with 5/5 stars, so there's no going wrong here. It seems that CM cases are popular. 932 has dust filters so that's nice.
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February 9, 2012 4:51:47 PM

Kanivakil said:
I'm just doing to go with the CM Haf 932 (free shipping). Haf X is way too big. There is no justification to purchase a case for over $200 with a budget of $2K so that one can just stick their CPU components in there. Players view their monitors, not the gaming rig.

Haf 932 has over 2,000 reviews with 5/5 stars, so there's no going wrong here. It seems that CM cases are popular. 932 has dust filters so that's nice.

Guess NCIX is too expensive $149.99/free shipping
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59759&vpn=CC600TMW%2DW...
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February 9, 2012 5:04:38 PM

davcon said:
Guess NCIX is too expensive $149.99/free shipping
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59759&vpn=CC600TMW%2DW...


You think I should get the 600T white and not CM 932**? What's your experience with their shipping (NCIX). I'd hate to hassle and spend more money to ship a damaged case back to them.

**at Newegg 600T only has a few hundred reviews while Haf 932 has over 2,200 5/5 stars.
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February 9, 2012 5:22:47 PM

Kanivakil said:
You think I should get the 600T white and not CM 932**? What's your experience with their shipping (NCIX). I'd hate to hassle and spend more money to ship a damaged case back to them.

**at Newegg 600T only has a few hundred reviews while Haf 932 has over 2,200 5/5 stars.

NCIX is every bit as good as Newegg for shipping.
I've ordered cases and everything else from Ncix and it shipped out of B.C. (i live in Ontario)= never had a damaged item or even a box that was messed up.
Like i said Ncix in the US is in L.A..
Buy whatever case you prefer they're both great cases.
Last time i checked most HAF series cases have no filters.pretty sure the 932 has no filters.
Why companies like this exist.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11729/ffi-57/DEMCifle...
In real use you only need intake filters imo.
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February 9, 2012 5:29:19 PM

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February 9, 2012 5:29:32 PM

Thanks for the link.
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February 9, 2012 5:32:48 PM

Kanivakil said:
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the B.A.
i think once you try Ncix you'll be a customer for a long time.:) 
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February 10, 2012 1:18:18 PM

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