So I'm looking to upgrade my computer, but I am having trouble deciding which case I want to get. My current case is the NZXT Appollo and although the case is aesthetically pleasing and durable, it doesn't have the proper ventilation that I want. I have been looking a few cases like the Cooler Master HAF 922 and the RC-692, but my concern is the mesh openings on the sides. You see I have two cats and they generate a lot of fur and I am worried that if I get something with large mesh openings, that the fur would get inside and cause issues. With the fur issue in mind what kind of case would you recommend. I am looking for a mid ATX tower that has good ventilation, durable, can fit a gtx 570 or bigger, and still looks pretty cool. I am open to all suggestions (save from getting rid of the cats ) and thanks in advance for any help.
The most important decision when buying a case IMO is aesthetic pleasing. Of course it has to be functional, but what good is function if looking at your box makes you gag? Sure, you might get some hair, I have 2 cats and used to have a dog, I have an Antec 300 that has a filter on the front intakes and I still had to clean it.
Now once a month, I set my iPhone to remind me to clean my computer on the same day every month, so I don't forget and keep the filter and other components inside nice and tidy.
You need a case that gets the job done ....luckily there are alot out there that do .. and offer a variety of aesthetic options . Im a fan of form following function ... that being said .. whats your price range ? .. mid tower / full tower ? conservative vs. glam .. narrow down the search a bit and I'm sure the collective wisdom of T.H. can help you find a good match .