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Can anyone recommend a good case?

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February 18, 2012 4:40:29 AM

Planning to build a new PC in a couple months but I'm searching for a good case. Going to use 1 high-end video card (probably a 7950/70 or nvidia kepler). Also going to have an i5-3570k OCed with the Hyper Evo 212 cooler.

Many have recommended the Cooler Master HAF 912. I'm just worried that everything may not fit should I later decide to SLI/Crossfire high end cards and get a larger power supply PLUS have that specialty cpu cooler. Will the HAF 912 be good enough.

I prefer to have lots (too much) space to work with when building. Can anyone recommend any good FULL tower cases? Good meaning = high airflow/tool-less drive bays/2.5'' bays for SSD, etc.

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a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2012 5:22:21 AM

I have a rosewill Thor V2 that I really like. receives very good professional reviews and has excellent cooling and plenty of room. reviews on newegg are also 5 star.

I also bought mine when it still came with the "out the back" USB 3.0 cables because the motherboard header hadn't been standardized yet. I contacted rosewill and they gave me no trouble and the entire top of the case/front panel with the new cables with the USB3.0 motherboard headers at no cost. Very satisfied with the customer service.
a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2012 5:49:34 AM

Theres's a few that I like;
The Enermax Fulmo GT can handle anything you throw at it. There's a couple of good ones from Coolermaster, like the 932 and cosmos II. I am quite fond of my NZXT Phantom, but if that's a bit over the top for you then look at the Switch 810, its a very nice case. Also look at offerings from BitFenix and Fractal designs. All very good case manufacturers that are on the cutting edge riught now.

I hear good things about the Antec 1100 as well.
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February 18, 2012 1:25:46 PM

The 912 has alot of room down by the pci slots I am not seeing much likelihood of of running our of space.
February 18, 2012 11:30:41 PM

Look up the Antec DF-85 case. 7 fans, 7 3.5" expansion slots, and more than enough room. It's fairly heavy, about 25 pounds, but it's a hell of a case. Just don't spill sprite through the top fans. Your system wont like that...
February 20, 2012 1:53:51 AM

Priorities are:

Easy installation: (tool-less drive bays, SSD holder/2.5" etc)
Good airflow (obviously :p )
Good cable management (holes for this)

I've never had a case with a removable motherboard tray - is it a big help to have one?

Want to keep preferably below $200
February 20, 2012 8:32:11 AM

corsair 500r is worth checking out at your price range
February 20, 2012 9:21:59 AM

There are also the other models from the HAF series. The 922/932 and the HAF X, HAF X being the largest one.
February 22, 2012 9:08:54 PM

COOLER MASTER COSMOS II == this Bad boy is such a beast

or the Level 10 thermaltake or the level 10 GT

or if your going for Haf X go take the Nvidia route, and for NZXT Khaos or the NZXT phantom white/red stripes