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Building a new PC trying to find the best case

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February 13, 2012 9:04:39 AM

So for this wonderful community has help me narrow down my computer parts. Now all i need is a new case. If you have any ones that are not listed please feel free to post them and give a good reason as to why it would fit my specs. My second question is I have a 800w(could be 750w I cant remember) Power Supply is that enough to run my new computer?

Computer part:
(Special Thanks to esrever for helping me with these)
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram(16gigs): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I will be using my other 1TB HD as well but that will only be for recording videos)
Blue-Ray Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now for the possible cases:
Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans (Tom’s Hardware Recommended Buy) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also want to make sure everything will fit :)  I assume full towers still are able to hold any amount of hardware(with in reason)

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February 13, 2012 9:16:02 AM

all of them are cool cases.thor v2-white looks good.932 has awesome cooling.but 1200 v3 combines all of these qualities.i saw one(my frnd has one)and it's huge.large space watercooling.antec DF-85 is also a good and so is chaser mk-I.what brand is your psu?
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February 13, 2012 9:22:22 AM

Black Widow if i remember right. I do not want to mess with Liquid cooling. That would put me way over my limit :) 
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February 13, 2012 10:46:31 AM

The XCLIO Windtunnel seems pretty cheap quality and I doubt the layout is any good. These two huge side fans have no dust filter and you can't mount a lot of additional fans, either.

Besides, you don't need a full tower to have a case that can fit a lot of stuff. You only need a good case and the hardware you mentioned will basically fit in everywhere ...

I'd prefer the Corsair 600T SE white over any of those cases.
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February 13, 2012 10:56:16 AM

My favourite cases are the fractal design cases (R3 is a good model).

They can be quite hard to find though, depending on where you live...
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February 13, 2012 11:07:32 AM

Personally i like Lain-Li for cases, they don't make the case i have any more it seems. it has a mess all over it looks great even after 7 or 8yrs of hard use.
But this looks good and has lots of feature you may like.
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_i...
has a nice reseated USB port area at the top nothing worse then shearing off a usb pen drive.
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February 13, 2012 11:48:44 AM

As a person who has recently scrapped a DF-85 I can only tell you this......corsair cases are just fantastic.

Swapped from the DF-85 to 600t SE white, the 600t is actually bigger than the DF-85 even tho its a midi case, the sheer width of it is unreal, the DF-85 and also the 1200 are both really nice cases however they have alot of wasted space, no room at the back for cables and a lack of holes for cable management.

600t white is a brilliant case and I would reccomend it over any other case out there.
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a b ) Power supply
February 13, 2012 1:10:58 PM

OP is not interested to know what is your favorite case.he needs to choose case that matches and fulfills his needs.
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February 13, 2012 1:29:16 PM

Baze,
Looks like a good build.

All of those cases will meet your needs technically. Pick the one you are going to like looking at for the next 5 years.

I've got an Antec and am happy with the quality.

The XCLIO Windtunnel is not like the other three though IMO. You usually get what you pay for, and I would stick with the mid 100s for price range, which is most likely commensurate with quality. You can't go wrong with at "Tom's Recommendation" and HAF and Antec both have good reps as well.

You can get mired in "which has the best airflow" and all that jazz, but I think all you've chosen will do just fine.

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And to answer your power question, yes 750w is plenty....just make sure you've got a good brand from a reputable company (Antec, Corsair OCX, etc....).
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February 13, 2012 8:03:19 PM

catatafish said:
Baze,
Looks like a good build.

All of those cases will meet your needs technically. Pick the one you are going to like looking at for the next 5 years.

I've got an Antec and am happy with the quality.

The XCLIO Windtunnel is not like the other three though IMO. You usually get what you pay for, and I would stick with the mid 100s for price range, which is most likely commensurate with quality. You can't go wrong with at "Tom's Recommendation" and HAF and Antec both have good reps as well.

You can get mired in "which has the best airflow" and all that jazz, but I think all you've chosen will do just fine.

Edit:
And to answer your power question, yes 750w is plenty....just make sure you've got a good brand from a reputable company (Antec, Corsair OCX, etc....).



Wonderful answer just what I am looking for :) 

I am thinking the THOR V2-White Edition. One thing i did notice is this:

The case can support up to XL-AT x (13.5" x 10.3") / E-AT x (12" x 10.3") Motherboard and the mobo is ATX 12" x 8.6".

My mobo will still fit this case right? I really wish they made this easier to understand :) 
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February 13, 2012 10:25:36 PM

Yes, it will fit a normal Atx plate
Moto
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February 13, 2012 10:33:43 PM

Best answer selected by Bazeleel.
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February 13, 2012 10:33:58 PM

Thank you once again for all the help :) 
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February 13, 2012 11:35:05 PM

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