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Which Case Is Better In your Opinion?

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March 31, 2012 7:43:15 PM

Hello, I'm looking to buy a new case in the next month or so and have narrowed my choices down to two;

The Antec 302 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the

Fractal Design Arc Midi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What i want in a case: I want room for a decent amount of hard drives and eventually room for multiple SSDs (right now have two HDDs and will buy an SSD in the near future) and i also want good cable management. Obviously, something that has room for GPU (currently have a 6870 but will be upgrading that later this year) and all that jazz.

To me, it seems that the Antec 302 has better cable management while the Arc Midi seems to have superior airflow and great flexibility with many different ways to house multiple HDDs and SSDs.

So far, I'm leaning towards the Fractal Design, but thought i would see if anyone had agreeing or dissenting opinions, because it's always a good idea to consider what others have to say.

What are your thoughts? Have any other ideas for cases (nothing over $100, thats my budget)Thanks!

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March 31, 2012 7:50:20 PM

I wiuld go with the fractal case, what system are you putting in it ?
March 31, 2012 8:22:30 PM

Space for SSD's? Get some velcro tape and put them anywhere they will stick when you run out of 2.5" bays. Most MB''s only have 6 SATA ports.
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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 11:28:23 PM

fractal case ... great air flow and a variety of set up choices not to mention more aestheticly pleasing imo ..
April 1, 2012 1:46:01 AM

Uther39 said:
I wiuld go with the fractal case, what system are you putting in it ?


i'm putting my current system in there: AMD Phenom II x6 oc'd @ 3.8 ghz, 2 7200 RPM 1 TB Hard Drives, a corsair TX 650 watt PSU, Gigabyte FXA-990FX mobo (can't quite remember the name) and my radeon hd 6870. i want to make the chance now because both cases have those filtration slides that make cleaning dust up a lot easier and both have better cable management than my antec 100.

i see most people think the fractal design, i can see why...
April 1, 2012 1:48:23 AM

DelroyMonjo said:
Space for SSD's? Get some velcro tape and put them anywhere they will stick when you run out of 2.5" bays. Most MB''s only have 6 SATA ports.


that is so, so it kind of makes a case (no pun intended) for the antec...
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