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First time build - Opinion on case

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March 22, 2012 12:23:39 AM

For the past few weeks, I've been trying to find parts for my first build. Needless to say, it was rather daunting with all the options. A friend recommended me to tomshardware and you've been very helpful so far. So thank you for that!! :) 

I have run into one tangle though regarding the case. I'm looking for a good budget, mid-tower case for a gaming PC (mainly Skyrim). I have three cases that I've been looking at:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Challenger-U3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM HAF 922:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm looking for something with decent cable management, very good cooling, and relatively quiet (silent would be ideal, but a little noise doesn't bother me). USB 3.0 is a plus.

Any suggestions? Or if there's something else you would recommend?

a c 111 ) Power supply
March 22, 2012 1:03:25 AM

Corsair 500R
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a b ) Power supply
March 22, 2012 1:12:19 AM

BTW, I bought the Lancool (Lian Li) First Knight K59 for my last build (for a home server) in February. I would have tried the Cougar Solution at that price instead of the Lian Li. But the Lian Li at $49 was a good build.
a b ) Power supply
March 22, 2012 1:24:56 AM

I have 6 of the Cougar fans in a Corsair 600T and they are quiet and powerful. I believe that the fan included in the Xolution is a Vortex fan.
a c 111 ) Power supply
March 22, 2012 2:29:17 AM

chesteracorgi said:
I have 6 of the Cougar fans in a Corsair 600T and they are quiet and powerful. I believe that the fan included in the Xolution is a Vortex fan.

From the vid it looks very different, its called the turbine hyper spin. :ouch: 
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